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4 hours ago, keith101 said:

All three are highly toxic carcinogenic so get over it all of them need to be banned . These elder people don't understand what these chemicals can do the future generations .

Incurable old ways what they need is banning from the industry point blanc and close em down.

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2 minutes ago, Chazar said:

So where you  going to draw  the line because Thais dont seem to use anything particularly  well, misuse  abounds form cars  to truck to emissions  to chemicals to safety etc etc

In this case the danger is too big for consumers so in this case the good will have to suffer because of the bad. That is just how it is unfortunately. 

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16 minutes ago, Chazar said:

The  risk for this is  very  low unless thru a cut etc. 

Thai farmers should really use NO chemicals as they dont protect themselves correctly in anyway

Paraquat poisoning is also possible after skin exposure. Poisoning is more likely to occur if the skin exposure lasts for a long time, involves a concentrated version of paraquat, or occurs through skin that is not intact (skin that has sores, cuts, or a severe rash).

https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/paraquat/basics/facts.asp

 

There is a reason why you need full protective gears but most workers ignore this and might get sick after even low exposure over several years. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, keith101 said:

All three are highly toxic carcinogenic so get over it all of them need to be banned . These elder people don't understand what these chemicals can do the future generations .

Paraquat is highly toxic when made up in a batch for spraying. but when it hits the soil it becomes inert.  Don't scaremonger with false 'news'.

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2 minutes ago, Liverpudlian said:

Incurable old ways what they need is banning from the industry point blanc and close em down.

It's more like an attack on a certain section of industry because of previous failures to regulate and provide support in technical data(that would be usually the puiyai ban) and subsidy of PPE.  

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12 minutes ago, robblok said:

In this case the danger is too big for consumers so in this case the good will have to suffer because of the bad. That is just how it is unfortunately. 

What danger.

 

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What danger.
 
The danger might not be there for casava but the danger is there for other crops. There is no way they can regulate it that it will only be used for casava so a ban is the only option.

That is what you get in countries like these. We seen that only harsh measures work.

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The alveolar epithelial cells of the lung selectively concentrates paraquat.[32] Even a single swig, immediately spat out, can cause death from fibrous tissue developing in the lungs, leading to asphyxiation.[33]

One of the characters in the infamous British public information film Apaches (1977) dies hours after accidentally swallowing a small amount; the paraquat in the film is contained in a receptacle similar to a whisky bottle.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, ingesting paraquat causes symptoms such as liver, lung, heart, and kidney failure within several days to several weeks that can lead to death up to 30 days after ingestion. Those who suffer large exposures are unlikely to survive. Chronic exposure can lead to lung damage, kidney failure, heart failure, and oesophageal strictures.[34] Accidental deaths and suicides from paraquat ingestion are relatively common. For example, there are more than 5,000 deaths in China from paraquat poisoning every year.[35] Long-term exposures to paraquat would most likely cause lung and eye damage, but reproductive/fertility damage was not found by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their review.

 

 

 

I have some doubts about farmers if they know the dangers of using this product or I think they totally ignore the effects of Paraquat

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraquat

 

 

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

The danger might not be there for casava but the danger is there for other crops. There is no way they can regulate it that it will only be used for casava so a ban is the only option.

That is what you get in countries like these. We seen that only harsh measures work.

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Everybody who goes to work has a tool,many tools or specialised tools to work with.

Farmers have a range of tools just like if you work in a office,office tools are probably desk lamp,pens,paper and computers etc.

You don't use them all at once,only when required.

Paraquat is a tool for these farmers,they don't use it all the time but only when required.

You take that tool away and have to replace it,the thing is nobody has offered another tool as effective.

When you have Sidchrome you don't swap for Rota.  

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32 minutes ago, robblok said:

The danger might not be there for casava but the danger is there for other crops. There is no way they can regulate it that it will only be used for casava so a ban is the only option.

That is what you get in countries like these. We seen that only harsh measures work.

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I also use paraquat on the farm,not on cassava,not on food crops for human or animal consumption,not in public places.

Should i be allowed to continue using it at label rates or less.

Can anyone give me a good reason not to use it other than self harm?

 

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1 hour ago, robblok said:

In this case the danger is too big for consumers so in this case the good will have to suffer because of the bad. That is just how it is unfortunately. 

next stop ban all vehicles then as that far exceeds  paraquat deaths

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1 hour ago, Mister Fixit said:

Paraquat is highly toxic when made up in a batch for spraying.

I dont believe it is its  only "highly dangerous" neat, when diluted with water its a  lot  less dangerous

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1 hour ago, Mister Fixit said:

Paraquat is highly toxic when made up in a batch for spraying. but when it hits the soil it becomes inert.  Don't scaremonger with false 'news'.

depends if sandy or clay type  soil

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