Popular pesticides kill frogs outright

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Commonly used agrochemicals (, and ) kill frogs outright when sprayed on fields even when used at recommended dosages, according to new research in Scientific Reports. Testing seven chemicals on European common frogs (), the scientists found that all of them were potentially lethal to .

In fact, two fungicides—Headline and Captain —wiped out the entire population of frogs at the recommended dosage. The study warns that could be having a large-scale and largely unrecorded impact on the world’s vanishing amphibians.

While there has been significant research on how impacts tadpoles in water, scientists have not studied how amphibians react to direct spraying once they’ve moved from their tadpole stage onto land.

European common (Rana temporaria). Photo by: .

Read full article on Mongabay.com.

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