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Neonics widespread in US Corn Belt waters

A new study by researchers with the US Geological Survey (USGS) finds neonicotinoid insecticides are commonly found in streams throughout the state of Iowa, suggesting the pesticides are both mobile and persistent in the environment. The USGS study, published last week in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution, is the first major investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in rivers and streams in the Mid-West US.



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