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2013-09-13 10:18:50

Even though sewage treatment plants are not designed to remove tiny amounts of pesticides, they do an excellent job of dealing with the most widely used family of home and garden insecticides, scientists reported here today. Their study on pyrethroid insecticides — used in more than 3,500 products — was part of the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "We found that advanced sewage treatment reduced the...

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2011-07-21 09:05:00

A new study reveals how enzymes in the honey bee gut detoxify pesticides commonly used to kill mites in the honey bee hive. This is the first study to tease out the precise molecular mechanisms that allow a pollinating insect to tolerate exposure to these potentially deadly compounds. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Previous studies have shown that honey bee hives are contaminated with an array of agricultural chemicals, many of which the...

2009-06-02 16:16:00

RUHENGERI, Rwanda, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it is initiating a partnership with a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project starting this June to benefit thousands of Rwanda pyrethrum farmers by helping them enhance the collection, drying and transportation of higher-quality pyrethrum flowers. The 28-month long project endeavors to enable farmers to increase their families' income through enhanced production, as well as result in an increased...

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2008-08-04 09:05:00

By Ryan Robinson Some pesticides very commonly used by homeowners and farmers alike may not be as safe as previously thought. A first-time analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data by the Center for Public Integrity found certain pesticides believed to be not nearly as toxic as most actually cause a high percentage of poisonings and some deaths. CPI reviewed the past 10 years' worth of more than 90,000 adverse- reaction reports filed with the EPA by pesticide manufacturers. The...


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