Safety to the environment

Using paraquat does not adversely affect the environmentExtensive long-term field studies confirm – and governments and regulatory authorities, worldwide, agree – that normal uses of paraquat in accordance with the simple label instructions do not cause an unacceptable environmental impact. In summary, these studies have shown that:
  • Paraquat is inactive in soil
  • Paraquat cannot travel through soil 
  • Paraquat does not accumulate in soil
  • Paraquat poses no risk to earthworms or soil microorganisms
  • Paraquat is not hazardous to fish in normal use
  • Paraquat poses no risk to domestic or farm animals
  • Paraquat poses no significant hazard to wildlife.
     
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