The neonicotinoid imidachloprid shows high chronic toxicity to mayfly nymphs

I. Roessink, L.B. Merga, A.J. Zweers, P.J. van den Brink

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Abstract

The present study evaluated the acute and chronic toxicity of imidacloprid to a range of freshwater arthropods. Mayfly and caddisfly species were most sensitive to short-term imidacloprid exposures (10 tests), whereas the mayflies showed by far the most sensitive response to long-term exposure of all seven arthropod species tested (28-d EC10 values of approximately 0.03¿µg/L). The results indicated a high aquatic risk of chronic exposure of imidacloprid to mayflies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1100
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • pesticides
  • water

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