Paraquat Herbicide

What is Paraquat

Paraquat is a highly toxic chemical that is widely used in many commercial herbicides.  Most commonly available as a liquid in various strengths, Paraquat is often sprayed or aerosolized from pressurized sprayers in the application of weed and grass control. Worldwide, paraquat is still one of the most commonly used herbicides.

Due to the ability of Paraquat to be inhaled, ingested or absorbed thru the skin, Paraquat poses a high risk to individuals with even minimal exposures.

Symptoms and Long Term Effects of Paraquat Exposure

Initial Paraquat exposure symptoms are widely varied and may include but are not limited to:

  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Respiratory failure
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure

Paraquat has been linked to a significant increase in the occurrence of Parkinson’s Disease and other long term serious health-related issues.

Contact a Lawyer

If you or someone you love has used or has been exposed to Paraquat  and is now dealing with the physical, emotional, and psychological damage caused by health issues associated with Paraquat exposure, the attorneys of Simon Greenstone Panatier are prepared to help you. Contact us at 866-734-5291 to discuss your case with a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer.