Common pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep

Just like us, many insects need a decent night’s sleep to function properly, but this might not be possible if they have been exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides, the most common form of insecticide used worldwide, suggests research by academics at the University of Bristol. Two studies by scientists at Bristol’s Schools of Physiology, Pharmacology and […]

New research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Sussex have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid. The concentrations found often far exceeded accepted safe limits. These chemicals are banned for agricultural use due to the adverse environmental effects, but there is minimal environmental […]