Pesticide cocktail

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have developed a model to scientists examine the interactions of pesticides with other chemicals, the so-called cocktail effect. They hope that their work will make legislating for environmental protection easier. The team has looked at the likes of antifungal agents which synergistically increase the effects of insecticides. The data associated with such interactions can then be embedded into their model and so allow predictions to be made about the effect on the environment when both classes of compound are present.