What Is Paraquat?

Paraquat is a herbicide.  It is used on commercial farms to eradicate unwanted plant growth and make way for the planting of new crops.  Paraquat has been banned by multiple countries, yet it is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States.

Currently, paraquat is legal in the U.S.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies all paraquat products as Restricted Use Products, which means that only commercially licensed entities can purchase and use paraquat.  While various commercial industries are legally able to purchase paraquat, it is almost exclusively used by commercial farmers.

Paraquat is produced and sold under a variety of different brand names.  The following are some of the most common products that contain paraquat:

  • Para-Shot 3.0
  • Firestorm
  • Cyclone SL 2.0
  • Bonedry
  • Helmquat 3SL
  • Paraquat Concentrate
  • Blanco
  • Devour
  • Ortho-Paraquat
  • Gramoxone
  • Parazone
  • Quick-Quat
  • Crisquat
  • Dexuron
  • Esgram
  • Gramuron
  • Para-col
  • Pillarxone
  • Tota-col
  • Toxer Total
  • PP148
  • Gramixel
  • AH 501
  • Bai Cao Ku

If you or a loved one has been exposed to any of these chemicals, then you may be eligible to file a paraquat injury claim.  The Ruth Law Team can assess the merits of your claim and offer invaluable legal guidance during your time of need.