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The Nerve of This Gas
Science & Tech  (tags: research, organophosphates, chemical_weapon, pesticide, nervous_system, gas_masks, warfare )

- 2225 days ago -
Nerves, the "perfect" target. Soon after the first organophosphate compound was invented at the German firm IG Farben, 1934, it was recognized it could be used as a pesticide or a chemical weapon-killing insects or people by jamming the nervous system.
Ozone Might Help Make Bee Hives Cleaner And Safer
Science & Tech  (tags: ozone, bees, hives, pesticide, microbes )

- 2743 days ago -
Ozone, which is already used to sanitize drinking water and swimming pools, might help make hives cleaner and safer for America's beleaguered honey bees.
EPA Approves Iodomethane Pesticide Use Despite Scientists' Concerns
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, environment, technology, epa, pesticide )

- 2966 days ago -
The EPA has approved the use of a pesticide that prominent scientists feel is too dangerous for use. The EPA feels that its science is better than several Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies of Science.

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