The majority of users of Blanco are agricultural workers, as this is a restricted use pesticide, which means that individuals cannot apply it to areas such as home gardens, schools, recreational parks, golf courses, and playgrounds. If you or a family member came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of Blanco exposure, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you or they are entitled to from the responsible company.
Unlike other products that contain paraquat, it is not necessary for Blanco to be kept away from sunlight, flames, or sparks and the herbicide can even be frozen. Because it is highly toxic, however, it should always be kept in a locked area so that children will not have access to it, as even a sip of Blanco can be fatal, particularly for young people. People who are qualified to apply paraquat products need to wear appropriate protective equipment when using it, which includes:
- shoes and socks
- protective eyewear
- chemical resistant gloves
- NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator
- face shields
Blanco is very effective in keeping weeds and grasses away from a wide range of crops. It is commonly used throughout the country because it can destroy weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, another toxic herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup. Some of the crops Blanco can be used for are the following:
If you worked with or were around Blanco for a long period of time, you should keep a close eye on your health and ask your family members to do the same for you, as you are at high risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The symptoms of this condition include slowness of movement, a tremor in the hands, legs, jaw, or head, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and impaired balance and coordination. Consequently, if you suspect you or a family member is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, we strongly encourage you to seek a second and even a third opinion from medical specialists, as misdiagnosis occurs in up to 30% of people with Parkinson’s disease. Not only will a correct diagnosis help you receive the treatment you need, but it may also make you eligible for obtaining financial compensation from the manufacturer of Blanco.