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Is There Paraquat in Roundup?

Is There Paraquat in RoundupRoundup weed killer does not contain paraquat (and paraquat does not contain Roundup), but both herbicides are similar in their popularity among agricultural operations and their potential health risks. While glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is alleged to cause cancer, including non-Hodgkins lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), paraquat is alleged to cause Parkinson’s disease.

To be clear, both Roundup and Paraquat are potentially dangerous herbicides that may pose serious health risks to those exposed.

Lawsuits Against Paraquat and Roundup Manufacturers

Recently, manufacturers of both paraquat-containing herbicides and Roundup have faced thousands of lawsuits alleging that they continued to market product with known health risks, and failed to warn consumers. Syngenta and Chevron, major manufacturers of paraquat, and Bayer, the manufacturer of Roundup, all deny any negligence or wrongdoing.

IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) after exposure to Roundup, or you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after exposure to paraquat, you may be eligible for a Roundup or Paraquat lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with an experienced product liability attorney.

Is Paraquat Still Allowed in the United States?

Despite serious allegations of health risks potentially associated with paraquat, use of the popular herbicide is still allowed in the United States. Paraquat is classified as a “Registered Use” product by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and those applying paraquat for agricultural purposes are required to be trained and licensed.

However, many national and international scientific organizations maintain that paraquat causes serious health problems (including, potentially, Parkinson’s disease), and the herbicide is banned in more than 30 countries.

Scientific and advocacy organizations that have warned against the potential health risks of Paraquat include:

With scientific evidence and lawsuits against Paraquat piling up, it may be a matter of time before a stricter ban on paraquat-containing herbicides is strongly considered in the United States.

Despite the backlash, Paraquat use has actually increased in the United States in recent years, in part due to warnings associated with Roundup.

Is Roundup Still Allowed in the United States?

Roundup is also still allowed in the United States, despite the serious allegations that glyphosate can cause cancer, including non-Hodgkins lymphoma and CLL.

Roundup is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States and is known to be extremely effective. However, in recent years, agricultural operations have increasingly turned to Paraquat and other alternative weed killers due to the health concerns and legal action surrounding Roundup. In 2023, Bayer will stop selling Roundup for residential use in part due to the ongoing litigation.

Like Paraquat, many scientific organizations around the world maintain that glyphosate in Roundup poses potentially serious health risks. Glyphosate is also banned in several countries, but not the US.

Similarities Between Paraquat and Roundup

To be clear, there is no paraquat in Roundup, and no Roundup (glyphosate) in paraquat, but both herbicides share similarities:

  • Both Paraquat and Roundup (glyphosate) are enormously powerful and effective herbicides (weed killers).
  • Both Paraquat and Roundup are widely used in the United States.
  • Both Paraquat and Roundup are believed to cause serious health problems (Parkinson’s disease may be caused by paraquat; and non-Hodgkins lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia may be caused by Roundup)
  • Both Paraquat and Roundup are enormously controversial.
  • Both Paraquat and Roundup are subjects of thousands of lawsuits alleging that manufacturers marketed products with design defects and failed to warn consumers of known health risks.

Do You Have a Paraquat Cancer Claim?

Paraquat Lawsuit Attorneys Also Handling Roundup ClaimsIf you believe that exposure to either Paraquat or Roundup has caused a serious health problem such as Parkinson’s disease (potentially due to Paraquat), or non-Hodgkins lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) (either potentially due to glyphosate in Roundup), you may be eligible for compensation.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced product liability lawyer handling paraquat and Roundup claims, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

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