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Bonfire Herbicide – A Paraquat Product Sold in the U.S.

Posted on 24th February, 2022

by Legal Staff

Bonfire Herbicide is manufactured by another large chemical company named United Phosphorous and contains 43.2% paraquat dichloride, a highly toxic active ingredient. It is intended to control weed and grass, acting as a defoliant and desiccant herbicide and as a harvest aid.

This product contains safeguard additives - a strong odor and a substance to induce vomiting in case of ingestion - since even one sip can be lethal.

Bonfire Herbicide can only be employed by licensed applicators who follow mandatory training provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. This chemical substance can quickly get rid of weeds and grasses that are resistant to glyphosate and is very effective for the following crops:

  • cauliflower
  • beans
  • peas
  • berries
  • berries
  • cotton
  • clover
  • artichoke
  • hops
  • cacao
  • yam
  • corn
  • mint
  • onions
  • alfalfa
  • artichoke
  • garlic
  • peanuts
  • potatoes
  • rice

Bonfire Herbicide and Parkinson's Disease

There are no paraquat products that are allowed to be used by individual homeowners, meaning that Bonfire Herbicide is only used by licensed applicators for commercial activities and forbidden:

  • in home gardens
  • around recreational parks and golf areas
  • near schools and playgrounds

Nevertheless, people working with or living in the proximity of Bonfire Herbicide areas of application are exposed to the harmful effects of this weed killer. By now, it is well-known that exposure to paraquat products can cause severe health issues, including Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that knows no cure. That is why agricultural workers who mix, fill, and apply the herbicide must wear proper protective equipment, which includes:

  • coveralls
  • shoes and socks
  • chemical resistant gloves
  • a NIOSH-approved particulate respirator

Since people who continuously use Bonfire Herbicide are at high risk of developing Parkinson's disease, it is essential to look out for symptoms like:

  • a tremor in the hands, legs, or head
  • limited mobility
  • stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • imbalance and impaired coordination

Individuals exposed to paraquat are advised to seek multiple opinions before receiving an accurate Parkinson's disease diagnosis that can help them recover financial compensation from the liable manufacturer.

File a Paraquat Claim with the Help of Atraxia Law's Expert Team

The team of Atraxia Law has been evaluating personal injury and product liability claims for the past three decades and is ready to help you if you were exposed to Bonfire Herbicide and developed Parkinson's disease.

While the claim process can become tedious, it only requires minimal involvement on your part, such as evidence of your exposure and medical records that support your Parkinson's diagnosis. We are thoroughly prepared to gather solid evidence to support a causal relation between your Bonfire Herbicide exposure and Parkinson's disease diagnosis. For additional information, contact us today and see how we can help with your potential claim.