Paraquat is so dangerous that even a single sip can be fatal. Nevertheless, exposure can also occur through inhalation and skin contact, which is as harmful as ingestion. It is worthy of note that people who use Devour have a 250% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than the general population, which is why their family members need to keep a close eye on their health. If you have a family member who worked with or was around paraquat and subsequently developed Parkinson’s disease, we strongly encourage you to reach out to our law firm, as we can help you recover financial compensation on their behalf.
Due to the extraordinary toxicity of paraquat, people who use Devour are required to wear adequate protective equipment when they apply the herbicide, which includes coveralls, face shields, shoes and socks, chemical resistant gloves, and a NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator with any N, R or P filter. Similarly, individuals who mix and load the product are also required to wear protective equipment to reduce toxic exposure. It is against federal law to use Devour around home gardens, schools, recreational parks, golf courses, and playgrounds, as the herbicide is intended only for agricultural use. Devour is very effective in eliminating weeds and grasses from the following crops:
If one of your family members experiences symptoms that may indicate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, such as slowness of movement, a tremor in the hands, legs, jaw, or head, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and impaired balance and coordination, you should encourage them to seek medical attention, as well as a second and even a third opinion from specialists, as misdiagnosis is very common in people with this condition. Up to 30% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease initially receive a wrong diagnosis. In the unfortunate case that your family member is struggling with Parkinson’s disease, please contact our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure and will help you recover financial compensation on behalf of your family member.