What We Know About Paraquat

Sweden was the first country to ban Paraquat in 1983, and dozens have followed since then. Despite widespread knowledge of the health risks (Parkinsonʼs, kidney disease, and more), it remains legal in the United States. Many donʼt know if they have been in contact until itʼs too late. You can learn more about the links between Paraquat, Parkinsonʼs disease and kidney disease using the resources below. None of these links are an endorsement of the law firms associated with this website or any litigation surrounding Paraquat.

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Helpful Resources and Links

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Paraquat Use Across the United States
Paraquat use has increased dramatically since 2006. Click here to see how much is sprayed on crops in America… Read More.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Facts about Paraquat
Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is widely used as an herbicide (plant killer), primarily for weed and grass control. The US Environmental Protection Agency classifies paraquat as “restricted use.” This means that it can be used only by people who are licensed applicators… Read More.

Protect Against Paraquat Act introduced in Congress
Introduced by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, the Protect Against Paraquat Act would mark paraquat as a Parkinsonʼs causing neurotoxin and ban future sales and use of existing stock… Read More.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinsonʼs disease through aggressively funded research, the Michael J. Fox foundation was founded in 2000 to ensure the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinsonʼs today… Read More.

Parkinsonʼs Foundation
The Parkinsonʼs Foundation aims to make life better for people with Parkinsonʼs disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure… Read More.

American Parkinsonʼs Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinsonʼs disease (PD)… Read More.

American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease… Read More.

American Association of Kidney Patients
AAKP fights for early disease detection, increased kidney transplantation and pre-emptive transplantation, patient choice of either in-center or home dialysis, patient-doctor relationships, and research for quality-of-life improvement for kidney patients… Read More.

New York Times: This Pesticide Is Prohibited in Britain. Why Is It Still Being Exported
In the meantime, many of the nations that ban paraquat and other chemicals whose use is contentious still allow them to be manufactured as… Read More.

Yahoo News: The Tragic Link Between Paraquat And Parkinsonʼs Disease, And TorHoerman Lawʼs Quest for Justice
Paraquat is putting farmers and farming communities across the nation in danger… Read More.

ABC News: Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals
Thailandʼs government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health… Read More.

Fox News: Pesticide exposure tied to Parkinsonʼs disease
Need another good reason to go organic? According to data published in the journal Neurology, exposure to weed killer, solvents and pesticides increases peopleʼs risk for Parkinsonʼs disease… Read More.

The Guardian: Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK
Toxic pesticides banned for use in the UK are being exported to countries with less stringent regulations… Read More.

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Davis Phinney Foundation For Parkinsons
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