Neonicotinoids

Dec 1

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Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. The most common members of the neonicotinoid family are acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, dinotefuran, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam, with imidacloprid being the most widely used insecticide in the world. In the United States, neonicotinoids are used on nearly all corn produced, more than half of all soy production, as well as most of the canola, cotton, and sugar beet production. Recent studies have linked neonictoinoids to a variety of adverse ecological effects, including invertebrate and bird toxicity, as well as honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD). In 2013, increased scrutiny over their environmental impacts have lead to restricted use of these insecticides in the European Union and a few non EU countries.

Weck Laboratories analyzes the following target compounds by EPA method 538M.

Target Compound Reporting limit, ug/L
Acetamiprid 0.5
Clothianidin 0.5
Dinotefuran 0.5
Imidacloprid 0.5
Thiacloprid 0.5
Thiamethoxam 0.5

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