Neonicotinoids- A major threat for Honey Bees

Neonicotinoids- A major threat for Honey Bees

Published Sep 5, 2019 by pharmaffiliates
Neonicotinoids- A major threat for Honey Bees

The modern researchers state, “rise of a common agricultural chemical has turned bee's environment into a minefield of deadly poison”.

Neonicotinoids similar to nicotine are a newly developed class of neuroactive insecticides. These neonicotinoids are cheaper form of insecticides and has lead to their widespread adoption by the farmers.

The family of Neonicotinoid includes Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, Nitenpyram, Nithiazine, Thiacloprid and Thiamethoxam.

These chemicals, while less harmful to humans, stay in environments for weeks longer than organophosphates making the likelihood that a bee might encounter them much higher.

It is also found that once applied to the crops, chemicals also tend to stick around for much longer than other pesticides used in the past called organophosphates.

Bees, both wild and domestic are well known pollinators of vegetables, fruits and flowers. They play a pivotal role in our ecosystem and food chain as well.

But bee colony collapses across the globe are threatening their vital work.

Bees are dying from a combination of pesticides, habitat destruction, drought, nutrition deficit, global warming and air pollution among other factors.

A major reason for the dying of honey bees, as found in the recent study, is when neonicotinoids were applied in tandem with adjuvants, a kind of chemical. These pesticides when added to crops for protection against pests, are propelling a mass die-off of bees.

But, to generate awareness and regulate the environmental safety, in most countries pesticides must be approved for sale and use by a government agency. For example, the primary federal statutes that give the EPA the authority to regulate pesticides are the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

These agencies authorize EPA to regulate the sale, use and distribution of pesticides and also set limits on the amount of pesticide residues allowed on food or animal feed. These limits are called tolerances.

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The standards are more than 95% pure and are supplied along with a detailed Certificate Of Analysis along with the chromatograms. The COA provided by Pharmaffiliates fulfills all the requirements of regulatory agencies for the analysis of food and crop samples for Pesticides studies. The Pesticide standards are analyzed against the food and crop samples and the viability of sample is seen, if it is fit for human consumption. Overuse of pesticides also alarms a threat for the overall environment in that region.

Pharmaffiliates possess a large stock of Pesticides standards which includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, organophosphates and much deadly Neonicotinoids also.

Neonicotinoids, their metabolites and isotope labelled standards are available at Pharmaffiliates. Some of the details are listed below:

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