Possible explanation for Insect numbers falling

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Possible explanation for Insect numbers falling

Post by tlf » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:58 am

Hello,
I feel that a link between nano-particles in the air we breath today could well effect the lungs of small creatures and the tubes of Insects. You can check out the harmful effect on humans that these tiny particles can do with some of the links below. I selected some of the links a while ago, for my interest in this form of pollution from a site that as now been removed from the Internet. These particles could well effect the delicate tubing of insects. I had a few links to pages that researched this pollution on children’s lungs, but all are dead links now,Odd!
I was hoping a science lab could look at this possibility.
Many things will be affected if we loose insects.
The world will be hesitant to cut down on pollution but if a link to our wildlife could eventually be proved it will put more pressure on governments to clean up this problem.
Regards,
David Croston.
Nanoparticles in air bad news for people
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 111601.php


Diesel fumes risk to children.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1658115.stm


Wind-Borne Pollutants May Travel Thousands Of Miles
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 070914.htm

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Post by [email protected] » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:55 pm

I do agree with that, however even if you had a lab or something do a test on this, and it turned out to be correct, it'd still be a fight to get things to change. For example, we know that the polar ice caps are melting, but still many people won't do a thing about it. The same is true about limited resources and such.

The world is stubborn.

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Post by damien james » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:20 am

But from what I have read, insect populations are not decreasing. Certain species becoming extinct, but relative populations stay similar because of adaptive behaviours and overabundance of some species due to decrease in natural predators because of human encroachment. This is just what I have read though.
The hand of God may well be all around us, but it is not, nor can it be, the task of science to dust for fingerprints.

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