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EPA Assessment Finds Common Pesticide Harms Bees


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EPA Assessment Finds Common Pesticide Harms Bees

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the pesticide imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide used widely on 140 crops, which has been implicated as a key contributor to bee declines. The risk assessment, conducted with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that imidacloprid poses risks to honey bees.

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