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BC: Clothianidin is an insecticide that harms good insects like honey bees with Nicotine that effects their nervous system. They are used because they pose small harm to humans. But killing bees will affect humans. | Bibliography | http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/28/pesticide-found-in-dead-bees www.google.com

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2: What is it? | These are pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals used to kill insects on agriculture like fruits and vegetables. They are also used on lawns to kill bugs and weeds.

3: Pesticides are poison designed to kill off plants, insects and anything they don't like. They aren't good and only a little bit of the pesticide actually stays on the vegetable or grass. The other pesticides travel in the wind and into our water supply.

4: What does it do? | Pesticide is a very broad word, it means it can kill pests.But there are different types of pesticides; Insecticides, Avicides, Bactericides, Rodenticides and many more. Avicides are poison used to kill birds.

5: Basically, Pesticides kill anything it touches. It's just poison, it's that simple. | They are full of chemicals that harms everything in it's way, including your pests and you.

6: Now, let's go to the effects of Pesticides, shall we?

7: Short Term Effects? | It has been tested that farmers that are exposed to Pesticides grow dizzy, confused, lightheaded and their coordination has decreased.

8: Long Term Effects? | Asthma is a common illness people develop being exposed to Pesticides. And that's not the worst of it.

9: Pesticides also cause Birth Defects, Cancer and Hormone Changes. It also causes brain damage like drop of IQ, learning disabilities and permanent damages.

10: How does Pesticides affect you? Because this affects you too, not just the Wildlife.

11: Harmful to people! | Pesticides harms people too. You wouldn't eat Pesticides so why would you put it into your food? Same thing, you wouldn't want Pesticides in your food, so don't use it. And did you know, Pesticides harm animals too? | And to Animals!

12: Good or Bad? | Using Pesticides are bad for us and the environment. But people still use it. It's to help us get the insects and things off of our food. But what they don't know is that by doing this the plant absorbs the pesticides, meaning we eat it too.

13: Is it Safe? | NO!!!! | How to dispose of it? | Contact your local waste agency. Don't pour it down the sink or it might contaminate the water ways.

14: Real Life Example? | Farmers use Pesticides everyday. They spray it onto the crops to repel bugs and other things.But there's an article stating how they found dead bees with pesticides in them!

15: LONDON, Ont. — The ongoing investigation into honeybee deaths that struck hives across southwestern Ontario this spring has turned up a pesticide used to protect corn and soybean seeds. Thousands of dead bees were found in piles outside hives in early May, triggering an investigation by Health Canada and the province's agriculture and environment ministries. An agriculture ministry spokeswoman said Health Canada found residues of the insecticide clothianidin in 28 of 37 samples of bees from various sites. Clothianidin was banned in Germany after widespread honeybee deaths and U.S. beekeepers and environmental groups are campaigning to have it banned there. The spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail that given the large number of potential factors involved, Health Canada hasn't drawn any conclusions yet.

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