EPA identifies harmful pesticides, all found at AltEn plant

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced three common pesticides that appear to impact and harm about three-quarters of endangered species. Doctors at UNMC say all three of these harmful pesticides were found at the AltEn plant in Mead, Nebraska.The EPA put out the findings as part of its final biological evaluation. Dr. Ali Khan, the dean of UNMC’s college of public health says these pesticides — also called neonicotinoids — are already banned in Europe. Khan says this data could prevent other communities from going through the same experience as the people and environment in Mead. “We’ve had a community exposed to a level of insecticides that has never, ever been seen before. Right? Because of the contamination that occurred on this plant and the way they chose to process seeds. And we know that these neonicotinoids are neurotoxic . They get into your brain,” Khan said.He said this type of determination from the EPA could potentially lead to these pesticides being banned here in the USMore coverage:

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced three common pesticides that appear to impact and harm about three-quarters of endangered species.

Doctors at UNMC say all three of these harmful pesticides were found at the AltEn plant in Mead, Nebraska.

The EPA put out the findings as part of its final biological evaluation.

Dr. Ali Khan, the dean of UNMC’s college of public health says these pesticides — also called neonicotinoids — are already banned in Europe.

Khan says this data could prevent other communities from going through the same experience as the people and environment in Mead.

“We’ve had a community exposed to a level of insecticides that has never, ever been seen before. Right? Because of the contamination that occurred on this plant and the way they chose to process seeds. And we know that these neonicotinoids are neurotoxic They get into your brain,” Khan said.

He said this type of determination from the EPA could potentially lead to these pesticides being banned here in the US

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