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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:14 am 
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DUET is a toxic chemical pesticide which can harm people, animals, beneficial insects and our planet. It is a Synergized Synthetic Pyrethroid. Here is the MSDS sheet:

Aqualuer 20-20 is a toxic chemical pesticide. Here is the MSDS sheet:

Overkill: Why Pesticide Spraying for West Nile Virus May Cause More Harm Than Good
A Report by Toxics Action Center and Maine Environmental Policy Institute
Principal Authors William C. Sugg, III, Director, Maine Environmental Policy Institute
Matthew L. Wilson, Director, Toxics Action Center ... 66081.html ... tsheet.htm ... yState.htm

Eight Reasons Why Spraying Pesticides is Not the Solution to West Nile Virus
by Rebecca Watson UPdate Spring 2003

Stop Spraying for West Nile NOW!

Why Fort Worth has not sprayed for mosquitoes ... y2002.html

West Nile Spraying
Opposition to spraying pesticides over populated areas to kill adult mosquitoes (adulticiding) rests on two very simple facts: 1) it does not work, and 2) it is dangerous to some people in the short term and adds to the overall pesticide load in the environment for the long term. The second point is moot given that adulticiding is ineffective, but it is important because spraying continues as West Nile virus recedes into a state known as chronic endemicity, one in which very few people are infected. ... x?id=99106
Fort Worth Does Not Spray for West Nile ... y2002.html

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Refuting the Myth – No Such Thing as a Safe Dose.
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CDFA Calls Off LBAM Spraying in Populated Areas.
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2005 Sacramento Spray Report Is Fatally Flawed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:22 am 
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Now that we know the spraying is inevitable, what can we do to help protect our own properties, if anything? I plan on using floating row cover over what I am able, but is there anything else we can do?

Also, is there any good way to dispose of the row cover after the spraying? I was thinking possible large clear plastic bag to which a little water is added since the chemical supposedly "breaks down" in water and in sunlight. .......(I wonder what it "breaks down" into)?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:18 pm 

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The MSDS for Duet is full of mis-information.
Check the ingredient MSDS's and you will see skull and crossbones and danger to aquatic environments.
It also states less than 1% VOC when it conains 15-25% Aromatic hydrocarbon solvent which is 100% VOC.

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