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Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil) : trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites

Simon-Delso, N ; Amaral-Rogers, V ; Belzunces, L. P ; Bonmatin, J. M ; Chagnon, Madeleine ; Downs, C. A ; Furlan, L ; Gibbons, D. W ; Giorio, C ; Girolami, V ; Goulson, D ; Kreutzweiser, David. P ; Krupke, C ; Liess, M ; Long, E ; McField, M ; Mineau, Pierre ; Mitchell, Edward A. D ; Morrissey, Christy A ; Noome Dominique A ; Pisa, L ; Settele, J ; Stark, J. D ; Tapparo, A ; Van Dyck, H ; van Praagh, J ; Van der Sluijs, Jeroen P ; Whitehorn, P. R ; Wiemers, M

In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 5-34

Since their discovery in the late 1980s, neonicotinoid pesticides have become the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, with large-scale applications ranging from plant protection (crops, vegetables, fruits), veterinary products, and biocides to invertebrate pest control in fish farming. In this review, we address the phenyl-pyrazole fipronil together with neonicotinoids because of...

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Environmental fate and exposure; neonicotinoids and fipronil

Bonmatin, J. M ; Giorio, C ; Girolami, V ; Goulson, D ; Kreutzweiser, David. P ; Krupke, C ; Liess, M ; Long, E ; Marzaro, M ; Mitchell, Edward A. D ; Noome Dominique A ; Simon-Delso, N ; Tapparo, A

In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 35-67

Systemic insecticides are applied to plants using a wide variety of methods, ranging from foliar sprays to seed treatments and soil drenches. Neonicotinoids and fipronil are among the most widely used pesticides in the world. Their popularity is largely due to their high toxicity to invertebrates, the ease and flexibility with which they can be applied, their long persistence, and their systemic...

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Risks of large-scale use of systemic insecticides to ecosystem functioning and services

Chagnon, Madeleine ; Kreutzweiser, David. P ; Mitchell, Edward A. D ; Morrissey, Christy A ; Noome Dominique A ; Van der Sluijs, Jeroen P

In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 119-134

Large-scale use of the persistent and potent neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticides has raised concerns about risks to ecosystem functions provided by a wide range of species and environments affected by these insecticides. The concept of ecosystem services is widely used in decision making in the context of valuing the service potentials, benefits, and use values that well-functioning...