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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...

2013-06-17 23:04:12

Health experts warn of increase in ticks and mosquitoes; Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket offers protection from mosquitoes, ticks, flies and fleas. Seattle, WA and Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Summer is here and, unfortunately, so are the bugs. Outdoor pursuits are about to become inundated with pesky and potentially dangerous insects such as ticks and mosquitoes, which can cause Lyme disease and West Nile vrius. Insect Shield® Repellent Technology, known for their innovative...

2012-10-05 14:20:30

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGK, the family-owned provider of insect control solutions to a wide variety of markets, announces the purchase of assets from California-based Dunhill Chemical Company Inc. related to sabadilla, a botanical insecticide derived from a Central and South American lily, Schoenocaulon officinale. The MGK purchase involves the transfer of all rights, title and interest in Dunhill's sabadilla assets, including the existing Federal (EPA) and...

2012-10-05 14:20:28

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGK, the family-owned provider of insect control solutions to a wide variety of markets, announced the sale of one of its subsidies, Baltimore-based ICR Inc., to i2L Research Ltd. ("i2L") of Cardiff, UK. ICR Inc, formerly known as Insect Control and Research, provides efficacy testing and regulation consulting to the insect control product industry. According to MGK President Steve Gullickson, the purchase of ICR by i2L, a product testing and...

2012-07-09 02:22:34

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today the company's bifenthrin insecticide has been reapproved for use in the European Union by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. FMC will begin immediately the process to reinstate bifenthrin registrations in all key member states. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111101/NE97440LOGO ) "We are very pleased that bifenthrin has been accepted for use in the Community and that...

2012-02-09 12:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beyond Pesticides, along with Center for Environmental Health, Farmworker Justice, Healthy Schools Network, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange and over 100 national, state and local grassroots organizations, told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health and eliminate unnecessary pyrethroid pesticides. The group criticized EPA's cumulative risk assessment, which concluded that pyrethroids "do not pose risk...

2012-02-02 08:52:00

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson has distributed 225 MP3-enabled Lifeplayer radios to remote farm communities in northern Rwanda. SC Johnson is the first to use this new technology in an educational project to support pyrethrum (py) farmers. Initially, the project will benefit more than 5,000 py farmers, which is approximately 60 percent of the total number of py farmers in Rwanda, by sharing farming news, market trends and wellness information. To help...

Bed Bug Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms Identified
2011-10-20 08:22:01

Bed bugs, largely absent in the U.S. since the 1950s, have returned with a hungry vengeance in the last decade in all 50 states. These insects have developed resistance to pyrethroids, one of the very few classes of insecticide used for their control. A research team at Virginia Tech has discovered some of the genetic mechanisms for the bed bug's resistance to two of the most popular pyrethroids -- deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin. The discoveries will accelerate efforts to understand the...

2011-02-10 14:57:37

Effects on IQ appear to be similar to lead exposure When the EPA phased out the widespread residential use of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphorus (OP) insecticides in 2000-2001 because of risks to child neurodevelopment, these compounds were largely replaced with pyrethroid insecticides. But the safety of these replacement insecticides remained unclear, as they had never been evaluated for long-term neurotoxic effects after low-level exposure. In the first study to examine the effects of...

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2010-02-03 07:30:00

Pyrethroids, among the most widely-used home pesticides, are winding up in California rivers at levels toxic to some stream-dwellers, possibly endangering the food supply of fish and other aquatic animals, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Southern Illinois University (SIU). Pyrethroid insecticides, commonly used in California to kill ants and other insect pests around the home, have been found in street runoff and in the outflow from...