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par·a·quat (p r -kw t ). n. A colorless compound, C12H14Cl2N2, or a related yellow compound, C12H14N2(CH3SO4)2, used as a herbicide.

Paraquat is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Paraquat books and related discussion.

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Paraquat and Diquat
Facts About Paraquat
Paraquat Dichloride: Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) Fact
reregistration case 0262, paraquat dichloride (commonly referred to as paraquat) . Use Profile.
Goodbye Paraquat
Goodbye Paraquat. Palm Oil, Banana and Tea. Producers Saying No to.
FS Paraquat & Suicide (29.07.03) breiter Text 2

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Few options exist for pre-harvest herbicide applications in corn and soybeans
Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Parkinson's Risk
Furthermore, when combined with the pesticide paraquat — a second known risk factor for Parkinson's — the loss of dopaminergic neurons climbed to 30 percent at a much faster rate. The study was conducted by first author Che Hutson, Ph.D.
Pesticide problem: Exposure ups prostate cancer risk.
Three other chemicals – maned, paraquat and simazine – were evaluated as control exposures.
Pre-harvest weed treatment limited by products
A Night With Isabella Blow: See Stefan Brüggemann's Intimate Photos of the
Two months later, on May 6, Blow ingested the weed killer Paraquat and died the next day in the hospital, where the coroner ruled her death a suicide.

Suggested Web Resources

Paraquat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paraquat is the trade name for N,N′-dimethyl-4,4′-bipyridinium dichloride, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world.
Paraquat Information Center | Paraquat herbicide for non-selective
Paraquat: Comprehensive information on use, benefits and safety of one of the world's most widely used herbicides, raising productivity in numerous crops.
CDC Paraquat | Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
Information on terrorism and public health. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Paraquat poisoning: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Paraquat (dipyridylium) is a highly toxic weed killer once promoted by the United States for use in Mexico to destroy marijuana plants.
Paraquat is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and is banned for use in several Scandinavian countries.

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