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Bumblebees and pesticides

A study showing the effects of two pesticides on bumblebees highlights the need for risk assessments to consider multiple species and the complex chain of factors that determines insect exposure to chemicals. See Letter p.105

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Figure 1: A complex exposure landscape.


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Osborne, J. Bumblebees and pesticides. Nature 491, 43–45 (2012).

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