Not just bad for bees: Neonic pesticides could damage babies’ brains

argylesock says… Another neonic! I hadn’t heard of acetamiprid until now but our European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that it’s likely to be a hazard to unborn babies and young children. Perhaps this is another neonic that should be banned. Alongside imidacloprid and the other two which are currently under a temporary ban in Europe. Here’s the EFSA report.

[Edit] Here’s a newspaper report about the threat to babies from acetamiprid and imidacloprid


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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