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Paraquat — Banned in EU While US Increasing Use of This Toxic Killer

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  • Paraquat is an herbicide commonly used in suicide attempts, because it can kill a person in a single sip
  • Increasing research suggests exposure to paraquat is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease
  • More than 100 crops worldwide are sprayed with paraquat, including in the U.S., even though it’s been banned in 32 countries due to its high toxicity

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., farmers dependent on genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready soybean crops are increasingly running into a problem. Weeds are quickly becoming resistant to Roundup herbicide, leaving the farmers desperate for an effective chemical alternative.


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