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EPA develops labels banning use of certain neonicotinoid products where bees are present

10:03 AM MDT | August 16, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present, the agency has announced. The new labels will have a bee advisory box and icon with information on routes of exposure and spray-drift precautions. The announcement affects products containing the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam. "Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to protect bees from pesticide...

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