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Insecticides found in most deer samples studied, further research needed

Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.   Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.  Additional study results will be available this spring.  “We wanted to know if wild deer in natural settings…

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MPCA announces PFAs blueprint

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a blueprint to address PFAs. According to a release, priorities for this legislative session include designating PFAs, or per- and polyflouralkyl substances, as hazardous, and will require manufacturers to disclose contaminant information. The blueprint also includes plans on how to identify, evaluate and respond to PFAs contaminations in landfills…

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