Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Two Common Insecticides Are Not Only Harming The Bees, But Also The Songbirds

A new study reveals that the common insecticides are poisoning the songbirds.

Two commonly used insecticides known as imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate) are not only poisoning bees, but also seed-eating songbirds, according to a new study. Researchers are hopeful that this study will lead to new regulations for the use of these insecticides.

The findings of the study were published in Scientific Reports. It was led by Margaret Eng, a post-doctoral fellow, and Christy Morrissey, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan. It is reported that this is the first study that indicates that these common insecticides are harming songbirds.

In previous studies, these insecticides were found to be the cause of the decline in bee populations. However, it was discovered that they are also damaging other animals.

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Two Common Insecticides Are Not Only Harming The Bees, But Also The Songbirds