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According to the EPA, Paraquat dichloride, commonly referred to as “paraquat,” is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Paraquat is highly toxic and currently banned in 32 countries due to the health issues it causes. The issues of paraquat exposure have been known for years — yet companies kept using the highly toxic herbicide, anyway, focusing on their profit over your well-being.
Paraquat is used as a weed and grass killer, effective against a broad range of weeds. It is frequently used in no-till farming systems, as well as in orchards, vineyards, and other crop areas where weed control is essential. Source: National Pesticide Information Center – Paraquat
Research has indicated a link between the herbicide Paraquat and an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Several studies suggest that exposure to Paraquat, especially prolonged or in high amounts, may elevate the risk of this neurological disorder. Source: Tanner, C.M., et al. (2011). Rotenone, Paraquat, and Parkinson’s disease. Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(6), 866-872.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement control. It is characterized by tremors, stiffness, and bradykinesia (slowness of movement). The disease results from the degeneration of nerve cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra. Source: National Institute on Aging – Parkinson’s Disease