Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Human Health Effects of World's Most Popular Pesticide Unknown

Prior to 2000, neonicotinoid chemicals were virtually unknown, by farmers or anyone else. They have since become the most widely used class of agricultural insecticides on the planet. With their rise has come evidence they are contributing to devastating losses of honeybees, yet despite widespread human exposure through fruits and vegetables, however, little research has been conducted on potential effects on human health, according to a review in EHP.

Read more about what we do and don't know in my latest Science Selection for Environmental Health Perspectives, published today in the February issue.