The popular herbicide paraquat has been used on crops in the United States since the 1960s, but lawsuits say exposure to the toxic chemical can cause Parkinson’s disease in farmers and other agricultural workers.

More than 32 countries have banned the herbicide, including the European Union, according to Parkinson’s News Today. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t banned the chemical, its use is restricted to licensed, trained applicators.

Now several manufacturers face lawsuits filed by people who claim exposure to paraquat led them to develop Parkinson’s and lawyers across the country are accepting cases.

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