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Neonicotinoids for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well below the label rate


Study shows common insecticide is harmful in any amount. eurekalert.org. August 02, 2021. For the average bee, every little bit counts.A new UC Riverside study shows that a type of insecticide made for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well below the label rate. An alfalfa leafcutter bee, the […]

Exposure levels of rodenticides in avian apex predators from Germany


Rodenticides in the environment pose threats to birds of prey. eurekalert.org. March 23, 2021.Over the past decades, the increased use of chemicals in many areas led to environmental pollution – of water, soil and also wildlife. In addition to plant protection substances and human and veterinary medical drugs, rodenticides have had toxic effects on wildlife. […]

Neonicotinoids and decline in bird biodiversity in the United States, study


Decline in US bird biodiversity related to neonicotinoids, study shows. sciencedaily.com. August 14, 2020. Summary: Bird biodiversity is rapidly declining in the US. The overall bird population decreased by 29% since 1970, while grassland birds declined by an alarming 53%. A new study points to increased use of neonicotinoid insecticides as a major factor in […]

Maternal exposition to pyrethroids during pregnancy linked with behavioral problems in children


Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?. By Robert Preidt. medilineplus.gov. March 02, 2017. Study can’t prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems. Children exposed to a widely used group of insecticides may be at increased risk for behavioral problems, according to a new study.The insecticides are […]

Metofluthrin used like repellent for preventing bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito?


Clip-on device offers protection against mosquitoes that transmit Zika. sciencedaily.com. February 02, 2016. Summary: A new repellent device could be an effective tool for preventing bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito — the primary vector of Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever — according to a new article. Mosquito picando (Sertox) A product called the […]

US: head lice are now almost 100 percent permethrin resistant in 25 States


Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States.nlm.nih.gov. August 18, 2015. Prescription drugs are still effective, however. Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn.At least 25 states host lice populations that don’t respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals.Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid […]

Trivia # 292: pyrethroids in dolphins


Toxicological Trivia from July 08, 2015: in August 2012  an article published in the journal Environment International, by Damià Barceló and other authors, which considers "surprising" finding of pyrethroid insecticides  in dolphins, and also is discussed accumulation of these contaminants. The highest concentrations were found in the offspring of these mammals, which is considered unprepared […]

Pyrethroid insecticide exposure and cognitive developmental disabilities in children, study


Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children. sciencedaily.com. June 10, 2015. Summary:Researchers have provided new evidence of neurotoxicity in humans from pyrethroid insecticides, which are found in a wide variety of products and uses.Exposure of children to pyrethroids is common.Credit: © TMAX / FotoliaIn an article published in the journal Environment International, […]

Researchers found an association between exposure to pyrethroid pesticides and ADHD


Pesticides linked to ADHD, Study Says. By Robert Preidt. nlm.nih.gov. June 03, 2015.  Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys. There’s evidence — but not proof — of a link between a commonly used household pesticide and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, according to a […]

First report of pyrethroid bioaccumulation in wild river fish: A case study in Iberian river basins


Cayo Corcellas, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló. “First report of pyrethroid bioaccumulation in wild river fish: A case study in Iberian river basins (Spain)”. Environment International doi:10.1016/j.envint.2014.11.007- Abstract: For the first time, this work described pyrethroid bioaccumulation in edible river fish samples. We analyzed 42 whole fish samples collected in 4 different Iberian rivers. All samples were positive […]

US: head lice are now almost 100 percent pyrethroid resistant, study


Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds.nlm.nih.gov. March 14, 2014. It’s probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests. Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions. Head lice infestation is a major public-health issue, the researchers said, […]

Discovered a new pyrethroid-binding site in mosquitoes, PNAS study


Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases. msutoday.msu.edu. July 08, 2013. In the global war against disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists have long believed that a single molecular door was the key target for insecticide. This door, however, is closing, giving mosquitoes the upper hand. In this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a […]

Tivia # 158: type of bird 2


Toxicological Trivia from April 21, 2010: In November 2008 a massacre with Carbofuran occurred in birds.  Thirty thousand birds died in Gualeguaychú, Argentina,  by the use of agrochemicals. The government of Entre Rios confirmed that the mortality of birds and other animals that occurred that month was due to abuse of chemicals in agricultural production. […]

Trivia # 152: University of Palmyra’review on biodegradability of …


Trivia Toxicology from April 08, 2010: The active compound of many pesticides used on crops of cassava and vegetables in the southwest of Colombia, is highly harmful to humans and alters ecologic systems.The research group ‘Environmental Foresight’ from  National University in Palmyra, with participation of students of Environmental Engineering, became part of the investigation and […]

Trivia # 109: pesticide to kill lions in Kenya


Toxicological Trivia from January 20, 2010: The American chemical manufacturer FMC has removed the pesticide marketed in the Kenyan market after CBS News broadcast a documentary on ’60 Minutes’, which describes how this pesticide has become the preferred product by shepherds who poison lions who allegedly killed the cattle and around Masai Mara National Reserve. […]


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