Tags: Metabolic Disruptors,Pesticides,
  • Definition

    Acetamiprid is a neonicotinoid insecticide used on a variety of fruits and vegetables. See: !!Neonicotinoids.||tsop:neonicotinoids!!

  • Health considerations

    Acetamiprid is fairly selectively toxic to its target insects. In animal studies of rats, mice, rabbits, and dogs, the effects of very high intake generally include reduced body weight and effects on organ growth.

  • Keep in mind

    Neonic residues persist in soil and are often found in soil and water in levels high enough to seriously damage non-pest organisms. Due to persistance in water, neonics spread outside of agricultural areas. Neonics have been strongly associated with the widespread death of bees and colony collapse. Colony collapse poses a serious risk to ecological diversity and certain crops.

  • May be found in

    Residue found on asparagus, sweet corn, rutabaga, grapes, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruit, apples, pears, cherries.

  • References

    Health Canada