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Mammals metabolize some pesticides to limit their biomagnification
The concentrations of many historically used, and now widely banned, pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- called legacy contaminants -- can become magnified in an animal that eats contaminated food; however, a new Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry study has found that Arctic mammals metabolize some currently used pesticides, preventing such 'biomagnification.' (2014-07-21)
Common pesticides kill amphibian parasites, study finds
A recent study by Jessica Hua, assistant professor of biological sciences at Binghamton University, and colleagues, explored the effects of six commonly used pesticides on two different populations of a widespread parasite of amphibians. (2016-04-04)
Widely used pesticide toxic to honeybees
Forthcoming research in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry concludes that the absence of mortality does not always indicate functional integrity. (2013-07-18)
Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail
Extended periods of stress can cause bee colony failures, according to new research published today in the journal Ecology Letters. (2013-10-06)
Analysis of 21 studies shows exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes
A meta-analysis of 21 studies presented at this year's annual meeting the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) shows that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by 61 percent, with different types of pesticides showing varying levels of risk. (2015-09-15)
Getting plants to rid themselves of pesticide residues
Scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides. (2009-09-30)
Getting plants to rid themselves of pesticide residues
Scientists in China are reporting the (2009-09-09)
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
Exposure to pesticides and traumatic head injury may have a causative role in Parkinson's disease, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2007-05-29)
UMass Amherst food scientist will study pesticides in and on fresh produce
Food scientist and analytical chemist Lili He at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a three-year, $473,628 grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study mechanisms of how chemical pesticides, applied both systemically and to the surface, penetrate fresh produce and move into plant tissues, and how this may affect food safety for consumers. (2015-12-04)
Handling pesticides associated with greater asthma risk in farm women
New research on farm women has shown that contact with some commonly used pesticides in farm work may increase their risk of allergic asthma. (2007-12-28)
Study concludes that pesticide use increases risk of Parkinson's in men
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that using pesticides for farming or other purposes increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease for men. (2006-06-14)
Most new pesticides have roots in natural substances
Scientists who search for new pesticides for use in humanity's battle of the bugs and other threats to the food supply have been learning lessons from Mother Nature, according to a new analysis. (2012-06-27)
An inexpensive 'dipstick' test for pesticides in foods
Scientists in Canada are reporting the development of a fast, inexpensive (2009-12-22)
An inexpensive 'dipstick' test for pesticides in foods
Scientists in Canada are reporting the development of a fast, inexpensive (2009-11-04)
Homes pollute: Linked to 50 percent more water pollution than previously believed
Scientists are reporting some unsettling news about homes in the residential areas of California. (2009-08-19)
Pesticide combination affects bees' ability to learn
Two new studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following exposure to a combination of pesticides commonly used in agriculture. (2013-03-27)
Conference Brief: Balancing Risks And Benefits Of Pesticides On Foods
UC Davis toxicologist Carl Winter describes cases when pesticides actually increase the healthfulness of foods by reducing the levels of naturally occurring toxins produced by the plants or fungi on the plants. (1998-03-31)
Several commonly used pesticides are toxic to mitochondria in laboratory experiments
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found in laboratory experiments that several commonly used pesticides are just as toxic or even more toxic to the mitochondria of cells than the pesticide rotenone, which already has been implicated in the development of Parkinson's disease. (2003-11-08)
Study examines pesticides' impact on wood frogs
A new study looks at how neonicotinoid pesticides affect wood frogs, which use surface waters in agricultural environments to breed and reproduce. (2017-03-01)
Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian National Parks
Pesticides commonly used in California's Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland. (2013-07-26)
Organic diets lower children's exposure to two common pesticides
Organic diets lower children's dietary exposure to two common pesticides used in US agricultural production, according to a study by Emory University researcher Chensheng Alex Lu, PhD. (2006-02-19)
Pesticide exposure associated with incidence of Parkinson's disease
A prospective study of over 143,000 people found that those who reported exposure to pesticides had a 70 percent higher incidence of Parkinson's disease. (2006-06-26)
Combined pesticide exposure affects bumblebee colony success
Individual worker behavior and colony success are both affected when bees are exposed to a combination of pesticides, according to research conducted by Dr. (2012-10-21)
New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives
Honeybees -- employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season -- encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee's own food. (2017-04-20)
Pesticides exposure associated with Parkinson's disease
A large-scale, prospective study has shown links between chronic, low-dose exposure to pesticides and Parkinson's disease. (2006-06-26)
Chesapeake Bay pesticides: Some diminish, some persist
Scientists with the US Department of Agriculture are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of (2011-07-07)
Even at sublethal levels, pesticides may slow the recovery of wild salmon populations
Biologists determined that short-term, seasonal exposure to pesticides in rivers and basins may limit the growth and size of wild salmon populations. (2009-12-16)
Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide
An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables grown in Hokkaido, Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. (1998-06-17)
Long term exposure to pesticides may be linked to dementia
Long term exposure to pesticides may be linked to the development of dementia, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2010-12-01)
Organic pesticides not always 'greener' choice, study finds
A University of Guelph study reveals some organic pesticides can have a higher environmental impact than conventional pesticides. (2010-06-22)
Farm worker children under 7 exposed to agricultural and home pesticides
Children of migrant and seasonal farm workers are exposed to a wide range of agricultural and home pesticides, according to a study just published in the on-line edition of Environmental Health Perspectives, Journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). (2003-11-17)
New approaches for controlling pesticide exposure in children
New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness, blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so-called (2013-03-13)
Female vets at risk of miscarriage from anesthetic gases and pesticides
Female vets run twice the risk of miscarriage as a result of exposure to anesthetic gases and pesticides, suggests a study published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2008-04-02)
Pesticide use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood brain tumors
Previous epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may have a possible role in the development of childhood brain tumors. (2017-10-03)
Leaf beetles: Even a tiny dose of pesticide will impair reproduction
The number of insects in Germany is declining rapidly - in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia alone, it has dropped by three-quarters within only 25 years. (2017-07-31)
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
Clothes may soon be able to protect agricultural workers, or even weekend gardeners, from more than the sun. (1999-03-23)
A widely used bee antibiotic may harm rather than help
In a report published Nov. 2 in the online journal PLoS ONE, researchers report that a widely used in-hive medication may make bees more susceptible to toxicity of commonly used pesticides, and that this interaction may be at least partially responsible for the continuing honey bee population loss. (2011-11-02)
'Switchable' solvents make chemical manufacturing more environmentally-friendly
Researchers from Queen's University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new environmentally-friendly way to make chemicals for pharmaceutical and other industries, such as plastics, pesticides, dyes and fragrances. (2005-08-24)
Danish study shows most pesticides in foreign fruit and vegetables
Foreign fruit generally has a higher content of pesticides than Danish fruit, and fruit has a higher content of pesticides than vegetables. (2013-07-12)
Research associates some pesticides with respiratory wheeze in farmers
New research from North Carolina State University connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway problems. (2016-08-03)
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