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A Toxic Paraquat Product by the Name of Para-Shot 3.0

Posted on 21st February, 2022

by Legal Staff

Para-Shot 3.0 is sold throughout the U.S. as a defoliant and desiccant herbicide for weed and grass control and as a harvest aid.

Due to the significant content of paraquat dichloride as an active ingredient (43.2%), this product is highly toxic.

Classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a restricted-use chemical, Para-Shot 3.0 is only available to licensed applicators who follow mandatory training.

Since even a small amount is enough to kill a person when ingested, this dangerous chemical contains safeguard additives to prevent such critical circumstances.

Para-Shot 3.0 is approved for use in a multitude of crops, including:

  • alfalfa
  • almonds
  • asparagus
  • beans
  • peas
  • berries
  • cacao
  • clover
  • corn
  • cotton
  • hops
  • mint

Because it is mildly corrosive to aluminum and produces hydrogen that can create a highly combustible gas mixture, Para-Shot 3.0 should not be stored in aluminum containers. This herbicide is also toxic to wildlife and prohibited in areas with surface water and residential zones.

Para-Shot 3.0 Exposure and Parkinson's Disease

Para-Shot 3.0 exposure due to low vapor pressure and large spray droplet size can cause mucosal irritation and nosebleeds, while frequent skin contact can heavily irritate the skin. People who mix, load, and apply this dangerous chemical must wear the following protective equipment:

  • chemical resistant gloves and aprons
  • long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • protective shoes and socks
  • protective eyewear and face shields
  • a NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator

After using Para-Shot 3.0, people must remove clothing right away if the herbicide got inside, wash the outside of the gloves before taking them off, dispose of the protective equipment, and carefully wash their bodies before changing into clean clothes. Nevertheless, individuals who are frequently exposed to Para-Shot 3.0 are at high risk of developing Parkinson's disease and should pay close attention to symptoms such as:

  • slowness of movement
  • stiffness of the trunk and limbs
  • impaired balance and coordination
  • a tremor in the hands, legs, and head

Consulting several medical experts before receiving an accurate Parkinson's disease diagnosis is crucial because the condition is frequently misdiagnosed.

Quality Assistance for People Suffering from Paraquat Exposure

Atraxia Law has the necessary knowledge to help you collect the evidence required to recover the financial compensation you deserve from the liable manufacturers of Para-Shot 3.0. Our team of experts will carefully analyze your situation and determine if you are eligible for filing a paraquat claim. If you are struggling with Parkinson's disease from using or being around this toxic herbicide, we strongly encourage you to contact us today.