News tagged with toxic exposure

Pesticides hit bumblebee reproduction

Scientists already knew that neonicotinoid pesticides, which affect insects' nervous systems, can alter bee behaviour, putting these vital pollinators, already threatened by habitat loss and disease, further ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Drug mitigates toxic effects of radiation in mice

While radiation has therapeutic uses, too much radiation is damaging to cells. The most important acute side effect of radiation poisoning is damage to the bone marrow. The bone marrow produces all the normal blood cells, ...

dateJun 23, 2010 in Medications
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