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Are you or someone you know suffering from Parkinsonʼs disease or kidney failure?

In 2011, the National Institutes of Health released a study that links Parkinsonʼs disease with exposure to paraquat. Scientific research has shown a link between kidney failure and paraquat exposure.

Sold under brands including Blanco, Bonedry, Bonfire Herbicide, Cyclone SL 2.0, Devour, Firestorm, Gramaxone, Helmquat 3SL, Para-SHOT, Para-shot 3.0, Paraquat Concentrate, Parazone, and Paraquat Quik-Quat, itʼs widely marketed as an alternative to Roundup. Itʼs also banned in 37 countries, including China and Brazil, and for good reason — itʼs highly toxic. Paraquat is mixed with water and loaded in tractor-drawn spray rigs, aerial applicators and backpack sprayers.  People most at risk from Paraquat exposure include chemical mixers, loaders, applicators, crop dusters, farmers, agriculture workers, landscapers, highway workers and railroad workers.

Common Products That Contain Paraquat

Block of logos for Gramoxone, Blanco, Gramoxone 2.0, Devour, Chevron and Helmquat 3SL

What is Paraquat?

Paraquat dichloride is a chemical agent most commonly used as an herbicide agent.

Used on a range of more than 100 different types of crops. Paraquat is banned in 37 countries, but in the U.S., it has become a popular alternative to Monsanto’s Roundup.

A lethal dose for an average person is around 2.5 grams, about a teaspoon, that manifests through ingestion, skin-absorption, and inhalation.

Where is Paraquat Banned?

Paraquat is banned in 37 countries, including China and Brazil.

If you or someone you live with have been exposed to Paraquat, you might be eligible to file a claim.

Recognized Health Risks & Warnings

National organizations and government agencies have warned about the health risks associated with Paraquat for years. The links below are a resource for you, and not an endorsement of the law firms associated with this website or any litigation surrounding Paraquat.

Parkinson’s Foundation

Michael J Fox Foundation

Environmental Protection Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

National Kidney Foundation

Learn more about the health risks associated with Paraquat use.