• Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden

Low Dose Effects

see also Health/Nervous System Effects/ Parkinson Disease, Loss of Smell

Implications for Human Health: Chronic Inhalation of Paraquat in Low-Doses Disrupts Sense of Smell   SNAP Comment: As of 9 March 3021, the PMRA still lists 3  paraquat labels as being registered in Canada. The commercial product is Gramoxone 200 SL.   (Beyond Pesticides, February 18, 2021) 'New research published in the journal Toxicological Sciences finds extended inhalation of the common herbicide paraquat causes male mice to lose some sense of smell, even at low doses. This study highlights the significance of understanding how specific chemical exposure routes can influence disease development. Olfactory (relating to the sense of smell) impairment is a precursory feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and studies connect paraquat poisoning to PD risk.'