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That lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and others seeks an immediate ban on cyanide on predator traps and another pesticide called Compound 1080 that’s placed in collars worn by livestock and ingested by attacking predators.
Just as insects and pathogens evolve resistance to new pesticides and antibiotics, so gene drives, too, may provoke resistance—and may do so far faster than many suspected.
Residential systems that automatically spray pesticides once or twice a day, from nozzles attached to fences or buildings, are becoming more available at a cost of as much as $4,000 or more.
Fish absorb PCBs, chlordane and other pesticides from water, suspended sediments or their food.
Stay away from chemicals such as pesticides and cat or rodent feces.
That fed suspicions that the pesticides might play a role in honey bee declines that beekeepers were reporting.
Beer is full of gluten and pesticides—both of which are endocrine disruptors.
The flight attendant union’s test results show detectable levels of formaldehyde, cadmium, chromium and other chemicals commonly used in pesticides and detergents.
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