December 17, 2013

"may affect the developing human nervous system," European Food Safety Authority said.(image: Wikimedia Commons, Maciej Czyżewski)
“may affect the developing human nervous system,” European Food Safety Authority said. (Wikimedia Commons / Maciej Czyżewski)
The EU warned Tuesday that two widely used insecticides, one of which has already been implicated in bee population decline, may pose a risk to human health.

The neonicotinoid insecticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human nervous system,” the European Food Safety Authority said, the first time such a link has been made.

As a result, experts wanted “some guidance levels for acceptable exposure … to be lowered while further research is carried out to provide more reliable data on developmental neurotoxicity (DNT).”

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