EPA Issues New Labels For Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday unveiled new pesticide labels that aim to protect bees and other insect pollinators from four nicotine-based chemicals that have been linked to a sharp decline in worldwide bee populations.

The EPA labels will list various precautions users should take when bees and other pollinating insects are present to prevent wind-borne drift of the chemicals and reduce pesticide exposure, which the agency identified in May as one of the factors involved in the widespread global decline of bee populations over...
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