15 Oct '11, 7am

A list of which products contain neurotoxin neonicotinoid #pesticides so you can avoid them! - #bees #soil_association

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been linked to the dramatic collapse in bee numbers over the last decade, which is why we'd like to see them banned in the UK. However, they are not only found on farms. Many domestic gardening products on sale in hardware stores and garden centres also contain these chemicals. We've identified some of the commonest products containing these pesticides, and anything in the table below should be avoided. This list isn't exhaustive but illustrates how easy it is for consumers to unwittingly buy and start spreading these chemicals around their gardens. If you're buying any kind of pest control check the ingredients – anything that contains acetamiprid , imidacloprid , thiacloprid or thiamethoxam should be avoided. On the back of our research we've also written to retailers, asking them to withdraw this type of pesticide from their shelves. You ca...

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