Fipronil, a common insecticide, disrupts aquatic communities in the U.S.

river waterFrom the Colorado State University, October 2020.

The presence of insecticides in streams is increasingly a global concern, yet information on safe concentrations for aquatic ecosystems is sometimes sparse. A new study — led by Colorado State University’s Janet Miller and researchers at the United States Geological Survey — found a common insecticide, fipronil, and related compounds were more toxic to stream communities than previous research has found.

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