Petitioning Environmental Protection Agency

Tell the EPA: Ban paraquat, an herbicide linked to Parkinson’s disease

Every 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reviews all herbicides to confirm they comply with federal safety standards. Paraquat, a widely used herbicide in the United States, is currently under review. The use of this herbicide has already been banned in 32 countries and many studies have shown that paraquat exposure increases risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). (For more information, visit The Michael J. Fox Foundation website.)

On July 24, 2017, the Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council (UPAC), a group of state, regional and national PD organizations, sent a letter to the EPA outlining paraquat’s health risks and asking for it to be banned in the United States. Read the UPAC’s letter to the EPA.  

Add your voice to this effort by signing the petition below. (Click “read the letter” to see the full petition.) Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to protect Americans and prohibit the use of paraquat.

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