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Insecticides an increasing problem in future for streams in Europe

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Leipzig. Europe's streams will in future be more heavily polluted with insecticides than before. This is the conclusion of a study by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) for which scientists compared the situation of 1990 with climate and land use change scenarios in 2090. (2011-12-07)

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That surely is a problem especially because their plantations still lead to bigger bodies of water that clearly absorb whatever insecticides or even pesticides they use to save their plants.

It is quite ironic that whatever stuff you use to save one is harmful when it comes to the other. But things have to be chosen and I bet that a logical solution os to treat water that goes downstream.

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