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A group of commercial beekeepers has filed a petition to ask the EPA to regulate the use of a pesticide that has proved toxic to honey bees.
These chemicals kill certain insects but are supposed to leave the good ones (in this case bees) unharmed.
But what happened is the poison can lead to a weakened immune system in the bees, which could contribute to colony collapse disorder.
Colony collapse disorder is where all the adult honeybees in a colony suddenly die or disappear.
Other countries have already banned these types of insecticides.
A professor of entomology (bug doctor) said:
"The EPA admits that their testing has not been adequate to determine the impact of this chemical on bees and pollinators."
So maybe it's time for the EPA takes another look at the pesticides they allow to be used.
The bees are vital to over one-third of all of America's crops.
Save the bees!
Shark fin soup is a cruel dish made by catching sharks, cutting their fins off, then tossing them back into the sea.
So not only is this meal crazy cruel, it's also potentially really dangerous.
We're surprised the secret service let Obama get so close to shark fin soup.
Remember when we previously mentioned he got take out from a San Fran restaurant that still served shark fin soup?
Anyway, scientists analyzed shark fins from Florida and found
Dr. Patrick Mahaney and Cardiff are back with another holiday safety message.
This concerns the toxicity of holiday time plants, and busting some myths.
Like how everyone knows poinsettias are secretly a pet murder plant just waiting in the shadows but how that previous statement isn't true.
They're toxic but nowhere near as dangerous as people think.
We'll let Dr. Patrick explain better.
Dr. Patrick Mahaney is back with some tips for us when it comes to your pet and poisonous substances.
There's nothing more terrifying than walking in on your pet and seeing the aftermath of a feeding frenzy on something they should NOT be eating.
If you think your pet has ingested something poisonous call (888) 426-4435 IMMEDIATELY.
Check out the above video for some tips from Dr. Patrick to keep you from ever having to call that number.