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Join Jennifer Hynes as she offers us an in-depth look at Runaway Feedback Loops and the situation in the Arctic and the world. She explains the odds that things will rapidly spiral out of control soon, escalating into near term extinction a few decades from now.
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Officials- Hurricane Patricia ‘strongest hurricane… http://youtube.com/watch?v=4cwc2_7w0cc
Hurricane Patricia ‘extremely dangerous’- Scientist http://youtube.com/watch?v=L5NPbGzlbu0
SAIPAN TYPHOON CHAMPI http://youtube.com/watch?v=wsiYrcY6FYM
SUPER TYPHOON KOPPU MAKES LANDFALL http://youtube.com/watch?v=iEzkoCrBFbQ
Five dead after southern Europe rains http://youtube.com/watch?v=o1iPBvEZki0
Rincon de la Vieja mud volcano in costa rica http://youtube.com/watch?v=DFR-6QaucsA
Footage Horrific Wild Dust Storm in Phoenix http://youtube.com/watch?v=xxgfovsMJsU
Global shake movie http://global.shakemovie.princeton.ed…
Category V Hurricane Patricia http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/i…
Koppu hits The Philippines http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/s…
West coast marine life disaster has spread to the Gulf http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/w…
Red tide is now killing tons of fish from Mexico to west coast of Florida http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/n…
Small Swedish town loses 1,000 child refugees http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/t…
Deadly floods still sweeping southern Europe http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/d…
The latest tragedy along the west coast http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/t…
Activity at Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja Volcano http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/v…
First glimps of devastation to come this winter from El-Nino http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/u…
Scientists warning and prepairing for Mega-quake http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/s…
dust storm rolls over US city of Phoenix http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/w…
40 TONS of dead fish washed up dead on the coast of Tamaulipas http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/i…
Hawaii with a homelessness problem http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/p…
Prelude to “The Big One?” http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/p…
Massive mag 7.1 hits Port-Olry, Vanuatu http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/f…
Fire near large deposit of nuclear waste. http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/p…
Unusual fish are appearing near Alaska’s shores http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/10/a…
No matter the season or ‘normal’ climate, these days vehicles, homes and people are being washed away in deluges – the world over – on a regular basis. Forget “one month’s average rainfall falling within hours” – last month, TWO MONTHS’ average rainfall fell within a day and turned parts of southern Japan into inland seas. In the US, Utah experienced its worst ever flash-flooding, and the entire Eastern Seaboard was soaked with up to a foot of rain. This month, we also have clips of deluges in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Sierra Leone, and New Zealand.
Violent volcanic eruptions in Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Indonesia foreshadowed a massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake off Chile, which sent a 4.5 meter tsunami crashing into the coast and causing widespread damage. Hailstones the size of footballs fell in Naples, Italy. Brisbane, Australia, was buried in up to 4 inches (8cm) of hail, while a gigantic hole opened up on a nearby beach and swallowed a campsite. The rate of meteor fireball sightings continues to increase; in September there were spectacular sightings over Bangkok and Los Angeles.
Wildfires continue burning up much of California, which last month saw its ‘third-largest’ wildfire in history as whole towns were consumed and tens of thousands of residents were forced to flee. The other major outbreak of wildfires on the planet in September occurred in Indonesia, from where a smoky haze enveloped much of southeast Asia for the second time in three years. ‘Slash-and-burn’ farming is being blamed, but the fires occur in peatlands that release lots of methane, leaving us wondering if the primary fuel source for these fires is coming up from below.
Extreme weather also hit the Middle East, which was engulfed in an ‘unprecedented’ sandstorm that stretched from Iraq to Cyprus and south to Saudi Arabia. A tragic and incredibly symbolic event occurred in the heart of Islam’s ‘holy city’ on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when a powerful and unusual thunderstorm descended on Mecca and winds blew a large construction crane belonging to Bin Laden Construction onto the Grand Mosque. 111 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
These were the signs of the times in September 2015…
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Typhoon Mujigae hits land in South China http://youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=5b…
Satellite Movie Shows Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas http://youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=gt…
Part 1 Compilation Flooding in Charleston,SC a http://youtube.com/watch?v=9iZJYTPcWl0
Part 2- Typhoon Mujigae & Tornado Hits Southern http://youtube.com/watch?v=u3r7NcMe5IQ
GPM 3-D Flyby of Choi-Wan http://youtube.com/watch?v=APDdcNAHQwM
Conred mantiene monitoreo en Volcán de Fuego http://youtube.com/watch?v=KvL9l–TRK8
Music Laudate Dominum Mozart
Note: These links are from http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/, which has been covering the global gaseous expulsion since at least 2011 when I found this research. Over the last several months I’ve observed a marked increase in incidents under ALL category’s. I highly suggest reading thru the about page to learn more about the hazardous effects of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and how to protect your family, home, vehicles and yourself from this silent, but deadly killer.
It is my opinion that some of the chemical and ammunition plant explosions which have been labeled “terrorist induced” or “acts of war”, are actually caused by H2S ignition. Although, after closer examination of the Tianjin plant explosion, the explosion appeared to be nuclear or some form of high tech, tungsten based space weaponry. That aside, it doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to assume these explosions will most likely be used by the PTW as a cover to strike fear in the public, blaming naturally occurring events on the “boogeyman du jour” as carrying out acts of war, or terrorist attacks on innocent populations- or, whatever meme fits the current geopolitical agenda.
Also, in addition to affects caused by severe drought and lightning strikes, the “global” wildfires burning out of control are likely being spawned and/or fueled by either H2S, or methane. Hence, making a bad situation even worse.
In the last two weeks two drivers have been found dead at the wheel here on the Big Island alone, the only mention in Coroner Reports say the accidents were caused by “medical conditions”, we get the usual “there’s nothing to see here folks, move on….” Multiple deaths and corpses in low lying areas have seen a marked increase this year, as well as all the other categories listed.
Another point of concern for frequent flyers are the expanding rate of plane crashes and emergency landings, both are on the increase because H2S creates chemical reactions in hydraulic and engine systems causing hydraulic brake failures, and other mechanical breakdowns. Add to that the Wigner Effect, where radiation from Fukushima is causing metal fatigue and hydraulic problems, we’re likely to see more and more plane crashes as these conditions are worsening at an exponential rate.
Please keep in mind, this information is NOT meant to induce fear – it’s meant to empower thru the gift of knowledge and preparedness. The author gives readers preventative measures and solutions to help us be aware and protect our “reality bubble” from it’s affects, as much as possible.
“The Will of God cannot take us,
Where the Grace of God cannot keep us….”
Hold strong in your faith in the Holy Spirit thru Christ consciousness, be aware and stay grounded to Pachamama as we move thru Earth changes and a dimensional shift which is gaining momentum with the incoming Higher frequency’s.
Much love and aloha to all!
2015-09-21 – Swarm of bees attacks and kills two children, injures three more, near river in Chhattisgarh (India):
Quote: “The victims were near the Bamhani river on the outskirts of the village when the bees attacked them, leaving the two-and-half years old Shankar Pando dead on the spot. The other four managed to reach the village and were taken to a local community health centre. Shankar’s sister Rajni died during the treatment, Kispotta said. “
2015-09-21 – Cougar attacks toddler, dad punches cougar away, on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):
2015-09-21 – Thousands of jellyfish invade beaches and sting swimmers in Russia:
August 2015 – OREGON – Freakishly hot, dry weather in the Pacific Northwest is killing millions of fish in the overheated waters of the region’s rivers and streams. “We’ve lost about 1.5 million juvenile fish this year due to drought conditions at our hatcheries,” Ron Warren of Washington State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement. “This is unlike anything we’ve seen for some time.” Sockeye salmon losses in the Columbia River due to the heat are in the hundreds of thousands, said Jeff Fryer, senior fishery scientist with the river’s Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. The fish were returning from the ocean to spawn when the “unprecedented” warm water killed them, he said. Water temperatures in the Columbia River — part of which runs along the border of Oregon and Washington — reached the low 70s shortly after July 4, something that doesn’t usually happen until August, if at all, Fryer said.
High temperatures — coupled with the low water levels — can be lethal to fish, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. With no end to the drought in sight, there could be additional fish die-offs, said Rod French, a fish biologist with the department. Dead and distressed sockeye salmon found earlier this month in the Deschutes River in Oregon likely came from the Columbia River and were bound for other locations before they swam into the Deschutes in search of cooler water, the department said. Early pathology results suggest they died from columnaris, a bacterial infection typically associated with high water temperatures and/or low levels of dissolved oxygen.
In Idaho, “it’s a tough year for all (migrating) fish, including sockeye,” Mike Peterson, Idaho Fish and Game’s senior sockeye research biologist, said in a statement. Recreational fishermen in the region are also feeling the heat: Warm stream temperatures due to low flows and hot weather cause fish trauma, disease, and deaths, which has prompted the closing of streams to all fishing along the Washington Cascades, Richard Heim of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wrote in this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor report. “When streams get too warm, fish are stressed and as a result the fishing goes downhill fast,” Rick Hargrave, information and education division administrator at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said in a statement. “Fish stop biting or retreat to deeper, cooler water where they are harder to catch.” July will likely be one of Seattle’s hottest single months on record, the National Weather Service reported.
On Friday, the city hit 90 degrees for the 11th time this summer. That’s an all-time record for normally mild Seattle. The current heat wave is expected to last into early next week. Meanwhile, 100% of Washington and Oregon are now in a drought at the same time, something that hasn’t happened since 2001. The trouble for the fish actually began months ago, when a lack of snowpack from an unusually warm winter resulted in drought conditions throughout much of the Pacific Northwest. Typically, a decent snowpack slowly provides water to rivers and streams, helping to sustain fish through the drier summer months, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. But, with little or no snowpack, flows in many rivers have dropped significantly and water temperatures have increased — deadly conditions for fish. –USA Today
Carlita Shaw: The Silent Ecocide – We are living in the sixth mass extinction caused by humans
Here’s a story that intrigues me immensely, and it’s in that “sudden animal death” category that every now and then we hear stories of, until the news drops them. We’ve all heard of these stories too: seals or whales or some form of aquatic life washes up (or in some of the more fanciful versions of these stories, beaches itself) on the beaches in vast numbers, and suddenly. One of my favorite versions of this type of story occurred a few years ago in Tennessee as birds appeared simply to drop out of the sky, more or less all at once. Usually, we’re given explanations that run to the “ordinary and mundane” such as that these flocks of birds or schools of fish or gaggles of geese suddenly, and more or less simultaneously, all succumbed to the same disease at more or less the same time. We’ll get back to that in a moment.
Well… it appears to have happened again, in Idaho this time, according to this article that was shared by many readers here:
Now you’ll note that in this version of the story, in the comments section, there’s a brief exchange between two commenters, one of whom notes strange intereference with his bluetooth signal as he was driving through Idaho, and another commenter who downplays the possibility of microwave interference.
What bothered me about this article was that it mentioned specifically Kuna county, and was datelined July 9, but it sounded like, and appeared to be to perhaps be based upon, these articles from earlier this year, in March:
There are some notable differences between the first story on the one hand, and the second and third stories on the other, in that the first story seems to suggest that various types of birds, including songbirds, were involved, while the second two are focused on snowgeese. But look at the explanation being offered in the USA Today version of the story:
MUD LAKE, Idaho (AP) — Some 2,000 migrating snow geese have died recently in eastern Idaho, likely from a disease that comes on quickly and can kill birds in midflight, wildlife officials say.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says staff and volunteers collected the dead birds over the past several days at wildlife management areas near the towns of Terreton and Roberts.
The cause of death likely was avian cholera, which can cause convulsions and erratic flight, the agency said.
And here’s the Washington Post’s version of the “sudden avian cholera” theory, which notes it can cause strange behavior:
“Early symptoms can include lethargy, convulsions, a discharge from the mouth, matted feathers and erratic movements on the ground and in the air — including flying upside down, according to USGS. But many outbreaks of the disease are spotted only after the birds have died from it.”
I recall a similar incident, years ago in Tennessee, involving dead birds – of all types – just dropping out of the sky, stone cold dead, as if they had all suddenly died in flight. In that instance, as I recall, there were even some astonished witnesses that gave a few sound bites for the news. The story ran for a brief period, then,like such stories do, just disappeared. In that instance, I do not recall discussions of the mechanism of death, or of avian cholera, though such discussions may have occurred.
So I’ll come right out with what bothers me here, and it might bother some of you, I don’t know. Avian cholera apparently causes erratic behavior in birds, including flying upside down. And apparently it can bring on sudden death. But what bothers me is that this might not be adequate to explain why flights of geese appear to be dropping from the sky in one apparently specific region of Idaho, and do so apparently more or less simultaneously(we’ll get to that in a moment). Even if one assumes these geese all feed from the same pond or area, surely they would fall from the sky at slightly different periods. Note this statement in the Washington Post article, which to my mind, raises, rather than resolves, this point rather directly:
That’s because once birds become sick from the disease, they usually don’t have very long to live. Some contracting the acute form of the disease die within 6 to 12 hours of exposure, but more often, it takes 24 to 48 hours. Birds drop from the sky in otherwise “good body condition,” USGS says, “Death may be so rapid that birds literally fall out of the sky or die while eating with no previous signs of disease.” (Italicized emphasis added)
So one has an incubation-to-death time period of 6 to 48 hours, and this would mean, if one thinks about it, two things:
- The flock of geese concerned should be dropping from the skies individually, and possibly stretched out along the flight path of their migration from the source of infection to the moment of death. They would not be likely to be concentrated in one area of Idaho, but scattered linearly along their migration path from the point of infection; and,
- Even if they stayed put in one area, they would not be dropping out of the skies at more or less the same time, which is the impression created in the articles, though please note, in the second two articles there are no statements of any witnesses actually saying this. The impression of “simultaneity” is created by the articles’ headlines themselves. However, weirdly, if one looks at the first artcle allegedly from July 9, the picture of the birds in the road(if genuine) suggests a more or less simultaneous event, as many of the carcasses have apparently not been flattened by passing vehicles nor has the road been cleared by local law enforcement. The picture, in other words, suggests simultaneity, though certainly does not prove it. Granted the road appears to be in a remote section of Idaho, and may not get much traffic, and the birds might have dropped over time. But surely, in even the remotest areas, there would be at least one vehicle per hour, and with it, some smashed bird carcasses. We don’t seem to see that here.
What we’re left with, I suspect, is a mystery, and perhaps one which is being obfuscated by the “avian cholera” story, because the real mechanisms are known and disturbing. Avian cholera might explain birds, but sudden deaths of aquatic life won’t apply to that mechanism. Are we looking at unified phenomena? I don’t know. Are we looking at avian cholera in some of these cases? Well, probably, but it’s that prospect of “simultaneity” that makes that mechanism of explanation a bit wobbly in my opinion. Two high octane speculation alternatives might present themselves: is there some other cause of these events, and is avian cholera being put forward as the best explanation of the data in lieu of having the public look more closely at the data that doesn’t seem to fit that explanation(like the suggestion of simultaneity in the pictures in the first article)? Is planetary physics or environment being affected in such a way as to cause these events? And if so, are they being obfuscated by “disease” explanations because “they” don’t want to cause a “panic”? Maybe. Again, I don’t know. I find this possibility disturbing, to say the least, but not very likely. Could these events be caused by some sort of secret human technology, or could they be the unintended consequence of its use or other secret activity? Maybe. Again, I don’t know. The bottom line for me is that I find the avian cholera explanation a bit disquieting as well. It seems, if I may state it simply, a bit too convenient. The bottom line here, is that there may or may not be a mystery here, even on the avian cholera version, for that version, plus similar events from the oceans and other places around the world, might suggest that diseases themselves are mutating and species-jumping in odd and unpredictable ways.
See you on the flip side…
For a bullock with two heads, he’s mighty healthy.
A cattle saleyard in Mareeba, North Queensland, hosted an unusual sight on Tuesday when a livestock agent arrived to hawk a two-faced cow.
Its second face, mounted on top of its first, had one eye, a single tooth and functional nostrils, according to the saleyard. It was in ‘great condition’.
‘Mate, he’s as fat as a fool!’ said Elders selling agent Mark Peters, who witnessed the animal’s purchase yesterday.
Mr Peters said: ‘It was an absolute prime condition animal, he just had two faces’.
Unsurprisingly, the two-faced animal attracted curious glances at the saleyards.
‘It received a fair amount of attention,’ said Queensland Rural livestock agent Jack ‘Jacko’ Shephard, who sold the bullock.
Mr Shephard said he had not seen another two-faced cow during his 17 years on the job, although he had seen other abnormalities.
The 440kg animal successfully sold for $537AUD, or 122 cents per kilo.
But the future is not bright for this cow.
He was purchased by an abattoir.
YES!! Shasta County Supervisors demand an investigation after expert scientific testimony from Dane Wiggington, airline pilots, doctors, biologists, attorneys and others that chemtrails threaten the entire web of life on the planet. This hearing topples the first domino for more hearings and investigations. The domino’s are falling everywhere lately…interesting times indeed :)
On July 15th, 2014, citizens from Northern California rallied to create the largest attendance ever at the Shasta County Supervisors chambers (400+, chairman Les Baugh confirmed this attendance record at the start of the meeting). The primary purpose of this meeting was to present information that proves there is a very dire heavy metal contamination and UV radiation issue across the Shasta County region (and the world). A list of 10 experts presented data to the board to confirm the legitimacy of the concerns being addressed. At the end of the presentation, the board voted unanimously to investigate the heavy metal contamination and passed resolutions accordingly. The video below documents the events of this landmark day in the fight to expose the crime of global geoengineering, all experts are identified with labels in the video (the new edited, condensed version).
Evin Oneale, regional conservation educator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, said residents have reported the dead songbirds for a couple of weeks now. It’s unclear how many total birds have died.
The birds found dead show no signs of physical injury and were not sickened by plague, Oneale said. Rather, he said, it appears to be a specific type of pathogen that has yet to be determined.
Kuna resident Susan Carlson was driving on South Cole Road on June 27 when she came upon dozens of birds in the road near the intersection of Barker Road.
“I was just very disturbed by what I saw,” Carlson said.
The dead birds were various species of songbirds, she said. Some birds were alive, but were struggling to fly.
“One even fell onto my car,” Carlson said. “The whole scene made me very, very sad.”
No similar dead-bird sightings have been reported in other parts of the Treasure Valley, Oneale said.
Oneale advises residents who come across numerous dead birds to report them to Fish and Game immediately. Include a description of the bird, the exact location and take pictures with a camera phone if possible.
“The fresher, the better,” Oneale said.
By Susan Duclos
The Inuits are indigenus people that inhabit the arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland and throughout history their very lives have been dependent on being able to correctly forecast weather…. and they are warning NASA and the world that global warming isn’t the cause of what we are seeing with extreme weather, earthquakes and other events.
The earth has shifted, tilted or as they put it, “wobbled” to the north and they all agree “Their sky has changed!”
The elders maintain the Sun doesn’t rise were it used too, they have longer day light to hunt and the Sun is higher than it used to be and warms up quicker than before. The elders who were interviewed across the north all said the same thing, their sky has changed.
The stars the Sun and the Moon have all changed affecting the temperature, even affecting the way the wind blows, it is becoming increasingly hard to predict the weather, something that is a must on the Arctic.
The elders all agree, they believe the Earth has shifted, wobbled or tilted to the North.
In the first video below I go over an article over at The Big Wobble Almanac and in the videos following that, we see some of the extreme weather events being attributed to this “wobble.”
In the article it states that NASA scientists and experts are “worried” by the information the Inuit Elders are providing for them.
Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops — in one case increasing the acceptable level by 400 times, according to a notice in today’s Federal Register.Syngenta, one of the biggest manufacturers of pesticides, wants to increase the allowable threshold for residues of thiamethoxam, a pesticide that has been linked to the decline of honeybees and other pollinators over the past several decades.The petition would apply to alfalfa, barley, corn and wheat, both the crop itself and the straw and stover left over after cultivation. Syngenta is seeking to increase the levels from as low as 1.5 times for stover from sweet corn to as much as 400 times for hay from wheat.Neonicotinoid pesticides are one of many factors that scientists say have caused a dramatic decline in pollinators, insects and animals that help crop production by carrying pollen from one plant to another. The United States has lost more than half its managed honeybee colonies in the last 10 years, according to the Pollinator Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of pollinators and their ecosystems.
Scientists say neonicotinoids can suppress bees’ immune systems, making them more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. The Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to phase out neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide starting in January 2016 (Greenwire, Aug. 1).
Increases in neonicotinoids are especially concerning in forage crops like alfalfa, as bees collect pollen from the blooms, said Aimee Simpson, policy director and staff attorney for the advocacy group Beyond Pesticides.
“Instead of figuring ways to stop or reduce the use, it’s significantly increasing the amount on forage materials and other crops,” Simpson said.
Syngenta is seeking to change the tolerance levels because the company wants to use thiamethoxam as a leaf spray — rather than just a seed treatment — to treat late- to midseason insect pests, said Ann Bryan, a spokeswoman for the company.
Seed treatments are systemic, meaning the insecticide travels through the entire plant, including the pollen, where it can be toxic to bees. But foliar treatments are more likely to stick to the leaf, where risk to pollinators decreases.
“Growers depend on neonicotinoids and other crop protection products to increase crop productivity,” said Bryan in an email. “Syngenta is committed to biodiversity, including thriving pollinators.”
The increased residues could become a problem if farmers are spraying thiamethoxam at a time when alfalfa is blooming, said Reed Johnson, a bee toxicologist and an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University. But most commercial growers cut alfalfa before it makes flowers and pollen.
Switching from a systemic pesticide to a leaf spray can be a relatively good thing for bees, said Johnson, but if the spray drifts to other flowers nearby, pollinators could be exposed anyway.
“You always have to ask, what else is blooming out there at the time?” said Johnson. “If there’s any flowering at all, you’re going to have an impact.”
EPA is accepting comments on the proposed changes, as well as amended tolerances for several other pesticides, until Oct. 6.
Widespread disaster continue all around the globe as our climate unleashes relentless extremes breaking records and destroying homes and lives..
Freak, rare and extreme weather events has taken place the past month or so….
Thanks for watching and stay safe..
So much more has happen then this video shows because a lot has gone unreported. Please visit my facebook page for much more..
A thanks to all my sources around the world that share with me daily :)
December 24th, 2013
New York Times
By Danny Hakim
LONDON — European food regulators said on Tuesday that a class of pesticides linked to the deaths of large numbers of honey bees might also harm human health, and they recommended that the European Commission further restrict their use.
The commission, which requested the review, has already taken a tougher stance than regulators in other parts of the world against neonicotinoids, a relatively new nicotine-derived class of pesticide. Earlier this year, some were temporarily banned for use on many flowering crops in Europe that attract honey bees, an action that the pesticides’ makers are opposing in court.
Now European Union regulators say the same class of pesticides “may affect the developing human nervous system” of children. They focused on two specific versions of the pesticide, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, saying they were safe to use only in smaller amounts than currently allowed. Imidacloprid was one of the pesticides placed under a two-year ban this year.
The review was prompted by a Japanese study that raised similar concerns last year.
Imidacloprid is one of the most popular insecticides, and is used in agricultural and consumer products. It was developed by Bayer, the German chemicals giant, and is the active ingredient in products like Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control, which can be purchased at stores internationally, including Home Depot in the United States.
Acetamiprid is sold by Nisso Chemical, a German branch of a Japanese company, though it was developed with Bayer’s help. It is used in consumer products like Ortho Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer.
The action by European regulators could affect the entire category of neonicotinoid pesticides, however.
James Ramsay, a spokesman for the European Food Safety Authority, which conducted the review, said the agency was recommending a mandatory submission of studies related to developmental neurotoxicity “as part of the authorization process in the E.U.”
“We’re advising that all neonicotinoid substances be evaluated as part of this testing strategy, providing that they show a similar toxicological profile to the two substances we’ve assessed in this opinion,” he said.
Research by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States has also raised concerns about the effect of the pesticides on honey bees, but the agency has not yet seen enough evidence to take action. The E.P.A. did not immediately have a response on Tuesday.
Bayer sharply disputed the European assessment on Tuesday.
“Imidacloprid has no developmental neurotoxicity potential in humans,” Richard Breum, a spokesman for Bayer CropScience, said in a statement. He raised questions about the Japanese research, which he said “reports investigations in rat cell cultures, i.e. in an artificial system.”
“Bayer CropScience has also evaluated the publication and can confirm that few conclusions can be drawn from it,” he added.
Bayer’s stock fell slightly in European trading Tuesday. Bayer, along with two competitors, Syngenta and BASF, is already disputing the existing limited ban on neonicotinoids in the European courts.
A spokesman for Nisso Chemical could not be reached Tuesday evening in Europe.
In a statement, the European Food Safety Authority said it “recognizes the available evidence has limitations and recommends further research be carried out to provide more robust data,” but added that “health concerns raised in the review of the existing data are legitimate.”
The matter now goes before the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. It will probably take several months before any action is taken, as was the case when the food safety authority recommended action to safeguard bee populations.
Frédéric Vincent, a spokesman for the commission, said the process of reviewing the findings would allow Bayer and Nisso to comment on the recommendation.
Previously, neonicotinoids have been seen by many scientists as a potential culprit in unusually large die-offs of honey bees in North America and Western Europe that were first noticed in 2006. Bayer attributes the deaths to the varroa mite, a parasite that has long been a threat to bees.
But in October, a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal examined how a neonicotinoid made by Bayer “adversely affects the insect immune response and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees bearing covert infections.”