This alert affects people working in agricultural communities, including farmers, landscapers, groundskeepers, and gardeners.
Paraquat is a chemical used in many herbicides, the most popular of which is Gramoxone. Paraquat works by inhibiting photosynthesis and killing weeds on contact. However, it is also extremely toxic and can cause health problems even after it has been diluted.
Have your been exposed to Paraquat on a farm or living a near a farm?
In addition, victims of paraquat exposure are often eligible for compensation if they qualify by meeting certain criteria set by law.