|When 1,101 bird nests were analyzed in 2019, most contained banned DDT (SOS Mezen).|
|A dead tit (newborn bird) is toxic.|
When concerned people notified the bird conservation association Vogelbescherming Vlaanderen and the ecological gardening association Velt, they began a crowd-funded investigation.
REPORT: The birds’ nests revealed traces of 36 different fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biocides.
The alarm came when they found traces of DDT, an insecticide banned since 1974, in 89 of the 95 nests examined. “That DDT is still present in our environment after all this time is worrying,” the statement read. More