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Volume 91 Issue 34 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 26, 2013

Pesticides Restricted To Protect Bees

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, bees, EPA, neonicotinoid

EPA is requiring manufacturers of four neonicotinoid pesticides—imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam—to change the labels on their products to help protect bees and other pollinators. The new labels must include language that prohibits use of the pesticide when bees are foraging or when plants are flowering. The labels must also display an icon showing that the pesticide is hazardous to bees. EPA says it will work with . . .

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