Occurrence of imidacloprid in Italian house dust

The occurrence of pesticides intended for non-agricultural use was investigated in 206 dust samples drawn from vacuum-cleaner bags from residential flats in Italy. The results indicated the presence of imidacloprid (IMI) in 30% of the samples. According to the estimated dust intake in infants/toddlers aged 6–24 months (16–100 mg d−1) and cats (200 mg d−1), it was possible to obtain risk characterization with respect to the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for IMI of 0.060 mg/kg body weight (bw) proposed by EFSA and the chronic Population Adjusted Dose (cPAD) of 0.019 mg/kg bw d−1 by US-EPA.

De paling bestanden gaan achteruit en zijn niet geschikt voor consumptie

Onze rivieren bevatten te veel pesticiden, kwik en vlamvertragende stoffen. Toch verorberen we jaarlijks nog 30 ton paling uit onze rivieren. ‘Onverantwoord’, zegt bioloog Claude Belpaire. ‘Vissers krijgen duidelijk de boodschap dat ze het best geen vis uit onze rivieren eten. Maar elk jaar wordt er 30 ton paling uit ­onze Vlaamse rivieren meegenomen voor consumptie. Die ontrading heeft dus weinig effect’, zegt Claude Belpaire, bioloog van het Instituut Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO) en gespecialiseerd in de leefomstandigheden en gezondheidstoestand van paling.

Mosquito Pesticide Sprayed All Over Miami Linked to Autism in Kids

Every year toward the beginning of rainy season, dense clouds of black salt marsh mosquitoes begin rising from the Everglades and coastal wetlands and descending upon Miami. For years, Miami and the Keys have fought back with a powerful tool: permethrin, a pesticide effective at killing the insects before they can make life miserable for South Florida.

The Disturbing Origins Of ADHD

Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a disorder of modern times, affecting more and more of America's children. While the origins of ADHD are surprising and disturbing, alleviating or even reversing symptoms is possible. Twelve percent of U.S. children and teens had a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2011, a number that has jumped by 43 percent since 2003, according to a large national study based on parental reports of an ADHD diagnosis according to a recent analysis.

Pesticides can cause brain damage and organic food is the future, EU report says

Eating food with high levels of pesticides has an adverse effect on the brain, according to a review of existing scientific evidence commissioned by the European Parliament. The MEPs wanted to know whether organic food was healthier than conventionally grown crops and asked experts to look at the relevant research.

The Womb Is No Protection From Toxic Chemicals

Until a few decades ago, the popular but falsely reassuring belief was that babies in the womb were perfectly protected by the placenta and that children were just “little adults,” requiring no special protections from environmental threats. We now know that a host of chemicals, pollutants and viruses readily travel across the placenta from mother to fetus, pre-polluting or pre-infecting a baby even before birth.

Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

Ecuador is the third largest producer of cut flowers in the world, primarily roses, many of which are destined to be sold for Mother’s Day. The industry employs more than 103,000 people, and relies heavily on agricultural pesticides. In a paper published in the May 2017 issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Ecuador and Minnesota, have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother’s Day flower harvest.

Neonicotinoids detected in drinking water

One of the most dangerous pesticides, neonicotinoids, has been found in drinking water, a new study reveals. Neonicotinoids, most of which were released in the 1990s, were designed to be the most environmentally-friendly chemicals on the market and soon became the most widely used, especially in the Midwest. The compounds don't just coat leaves and stems but work their way into plant tissue, meaning fewer sprays are needed. But the neonics, as they are nicknamed, became reputable for being something else - a bee killer, wreaking havoc on insect nervous systems.

Dr. Henk Tennekes sprach auf Einladung des Kreisimkerverbandes-Leer über Gifteinsatz

Auf großes Interesse stieß am Mittwoch der Vortrag von Dr. Henk Tennekes, (Experimental Toxicology Services Nederland), zum Einsatz von Pestiziden. Im Saal der Gaststätte „Meta“ in Hesel mussten zusätzliche Stühle aufgestellt werden, damit jeder der rund 200 Besucher einen Sitzplatz erhielt. Die Vorsitzende des Kreis-Imkerverbandes, Almuth Janßen aus Hesel, war als Veranstalterin „schlicht erschlagen von der großen Resonanz“, wie sie sagte. Tennekes stellte seine in jahrelanger Forschung ermittelten Untersuchungsergebnisse in wissenschaftlicher Form mit vielen Daten und Tabellen dar.

Gebruik chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen heeft volgens VN rapport catastrofale gevolgen

Het grootschalige gebruik van chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen in de landbouw wereldwijd is volgens de VN gevaarlijk voor de volksgezondheid, heeft rampzalige gevolgen voor het milieu en is in strijd met de rechten van de mens. Jaarlijks sterven 200.000 mensen aan acute vergiftiging door bestrijdingsmiddelen. Dat stelt de Rapporteur voor het recht op Voedsel van de Verenigde Naties deze week in een nieuw verschenen rapport. De VN maakt zich grote zorgen over de effecten van het grootschalig gebruik van chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen op de volksgezondheid.