Apr 6, 2017

New study of neonicotinoids in Iowa drinking water (evidence farm pesticides in drinking water)

There is newly published evidence from a team from U.S. Geological Survey and University of Iowa that they found neonicotinoids (thought to harm insect pollinators such as bees) in treated drinking water samples from Iowa. It marks the first time that anyone has identified this class of pesticide in residential tap water, the scientists write in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.