NEWS
Neonics in Water
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:22 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- At least one neonicotinoid was found in 63% of 48 stream sample sites in a U.S. Geological Survey study of streams and rivers across the country released this week. However, all the chemicals detected are considered likely not to be carcinogenic to humans.

The USGS took samples in a variety of regions from Iowa to the Chesapeake Bay, showing for the first time the presence of neonicotinoids in waterways goes far beyond agriculture-heavy regions of the Midwest.

However, the study published in Environmental Chemical said none of the water samples exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aquatic life ...

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