Neonicotinoids, a synthetic nicotine, is the most commonly used pesticide world wide, and has been linked to the rapid growth in bee decline.
Scientists at the US Geological Survey have been working to track the toxins of neonicotinoids in six US states and nine midwestern rivers, including a portion of the Mississippi. The results showed that the toxins were present in every water source tested during the growing season.
Another great concern is that the levels of toxins found from the study are lower than what the US Environmental Protection Agency deems to be fatal to aquatic insects. The results from this study seem to prove otherwise.
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