Paraquat, the most prevalent brand name in the United States, is made by Syngenta and known as Gramoxone. However, this herbicide is available under a variety of other brand names.
Paraquat was developed in 1962 and has since become one of the most popular herbicides in the country and across the world.
On the other hand, PARAQUAT is highly toxic and therefore prohibited in 32 nations, including China. The latter, which is noted for not placing a high value on the health of its agricultural laborers, has announced plans to prohibit the use of this herbicide.
The following is a list of the most well-known brand names for paraquat, which may be found throughout the United States and across the world. It’s crucial to know all of the paraquat’s many brand names since the herbicide you use or are exposed to might be marketed under different labels.
- Para-Shot 3.0
- Helmquat 3SL
- Cyclone SL 2.0
- Ortho Paraquat CL
- AH 501
- Bai Cao Ku
What foods are sprayed with paraquat?
Since 1964, paraquat has been used by commercial farmers and other agricultural workers in the United States to control invasive plants and grasses. It’s sprayed on commercial crops, including corn, soy, and cotton. Because of its toxicity, the EPA monitors the herbicide’s usage by licensed applicators for commercial purposes.
The top producers targeted in Paraquat-related claims are Syngenta and Chevron, but many manufacturers produce Paraquat herbicides. Chinese firms are primarily responsible for current Paraquat products on the market.
Paraquat, a hazardous pesticide widely utilized on crops across the United States, is under investigation for its potential link to Parkinson’s disease. So why is the United States still using this pesticide on hundreds of our crops, despite mounting evidence that it might lead to the second most prevalent progressive neurodegenerative illness?
The First Paraquat Lawsuit
On September 15, 2017, the first TruLaw paraquat case was filed in St. Clair County circuit court on behalf of Thomas Hoffman, who sued Syngenta and Growmark, alleging he was exposed to the pesticide while farming beginning in fifth grade and subsequently developed Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Hoffman died 23 days after the complaint was filed.
“Paraquat is poisonous to both plant and animal cells. Its creation of oxidative stress in cells is the source of its toxicity, which has been scientifically proven since the 1960s,” according to attorney Robert Sprague, who filed the complaint on behalf of Mr. Hoffman. Paraquat is one of a handful of poisons that scientists use to create animal models of Parkinson’s disease.
Paraquat may also be found in pesticides like diquat, simazine, linuron, metolachlor, and urea herbicides. Path clear contains paraquat, diquat, simazine, and amitrole, making it quite dangerous. You are eligible for compensation if you were exposed to paraquat while working with it or being around it and subsequently developed Parkinson’s disease.Read More