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Secret, undeclared pesticide ingredients may pose a risk to people, pollinators and the environment

Secret, undeclared pesticide ingredients may pose a risk to people, pollinators and the environment

In a new article in Environmental Science & Policy authored by a researcher from Trinity, the case is made that secret ingredients in pesticides could be posing risks to people, pollinators and the environment.

Pesticides are widely used in Ireland and can potentially have serious impacts on both wildlife and . Yet despite this, the full list of ingredients in a pesticide is kept secret. Dr. Edward Straw, from the Botany Department at Trinity, argues that without full transparency, research into the negative effects of these ingredients cannot happen.

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You can read the referenced article here: End co-formulant secrecy, by Edward A. Straw

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