Why do farmers use paraquat on crops?

As a toxic chemical, paraquat is very effective in killing weeds and unwanted vegetation that grow among various crops. It is even more powerful than glyphosate, destroying weeds and grasses that are resistant to it. Glyphosate is another dangerous herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup throughout the country.

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Paraquat is one of the most effective and versatile herbicides currently on the market

Since 1962, paraquat has been widely used throughout the U.S. by farmworkers and agricultural workers. In the past, people would use the herbicide only under the supervision of a licensed applicator. Today, this is no longer necessary, as in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency made it mandatory for people who intend to use paraquat to undergo special training, which must be retaken every 3 years.

Paraquat has rapidly become a popular alternative to glyphosate, another highly toxic herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup, as it can destroy weeds and grasses that are resistant to it. Still, glyphosate remains the most used herbicide in the United States. Exposure to paraquat can result in Parkinson’s disease over the years, even if the workers wear protective equipment when spraying the herbicide on crops.

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With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure, have the necessary resources and knowledge to help you file a paraquat claim if you were exposed to the herbicide and now struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. You will only have to send in evidence of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis.

After a careful review of your documents, our diligent attorneys will let you know whether you qualify to file a paraquat claim with the liable manufacturers. If multiple companies are responsible for your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, we will file your claim with each of them. Eventually, if our endeavors are fruitful, you will receive the maximum available compensation for your suffering. It is important to know that we work on a contingency fee basis.

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