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Neonicotinoids detected in drinking water in ag area

Granular activated carbon filtration water treatment system found to remove most of the pesticides.

Concern over the use of neonicotinoid pesticides is growing, as studies have been finding the pesticides in rivers and streams and linking them with declining bee populations and health effects in other animals.

Now, researchers are reporting that drinking water in some areas also contains these substances; however, they also have found that one treatment method can remove most of the pesticides. Results of the new study, conducted in Iowa, appear in the American Chemical Society's

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