The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed some new restrictions on the common commercial pesticide chlorpyrifos, while refusing to ban the chemical despite it being linked to brain damage in children.
Exposures to toxic chemicals "represent a formidable risk to Americans' physical, mental, and economic health," said Abigail Gaylord of NYU Langone.
The report includes dozens of studies from across the world and highlights the widespread decline of insect populations.
The chemical belongs to a class of pesticides known as organophosphates which are used on more than 50 different crops.
Scientists also found ketamine and a banned pesticides in shrimp.
In a "bee treadmill" experiment, the pesticide reduced the length of time and distance that the insects could fly.
Concern has been growing about the effects of agricultural pesticides on the health of bees.
We might be able to avoid the $50 glass of O.J. after all.
At least 25 babies have been born with stunted or missing arms in three separate French regions since 2000.
The new ban adds stricter restrictions to the 2013 decision.
A pesticide manufacturer called the proposed ban "overly conservative" and "extremely impractical."
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker asked EPA Admin Scott Pruitt about the proposal in a hearing on Tuesday.
Fresh spinach, peaches, plums and sweet peppers are among the worst offenders.
After a 15-minute baking soda soak, almost all of the chemicals had been removed from the surface of an apple—but some were still lurking in the fruit.
Assessment of 63 protected areas shows dramatic decline that cannot be explained through natural means.
Some common insecticides alter plants' genetics, making them more vulnerable to tiny, destructive arachnids.
Bayer aims to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier and take advantage of converging pesticides and seeds markets.
Prohibitions on research prevent growers from learning true dangers of pesticides, but many are turning to sustainable growing.
The European Food Safety Authority nevertheless proposed new limits on the amount of residue deemed safe for humans to consume.
Cities around the country are spraying pesticides meant to kill mosquitos that don't work—and could pose a serious health threat.
Some don't think it goes far enough.
Cases of Parkinson's, hormonal development disorders and learning difficulties are rife in areas where they are used, but policy is often highjacked by industry in the fight to ban dangerous chemicals
One amphibian specialist takes the agency to task on possible "conflicts of interest" in its regulatory system
Exposure to DDT-replacement Methoxychlor could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the pesticide themselves.
The fight against newly resistant weeds has a new, controversial weapon.