West Nile Virus Pesticides & Spraying
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Author:  Dirt Doctor [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:04 pm ]
Post subject:  West Nile Virus Pesticides & Spraying

West Nile Virus Pesticides

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/1 ... 66081.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnil ... tsheet.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnil ... 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

http://www.stopwestnilesprayingnow.org/ ... 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.

http://fortworthtexas.gov/citynews/defa ... x?id=99106

Click on this link to read the following articles:

Refuting the Myth – No Such Thing as a Safe Dose.
First, Do No Harm.
SYMVCD: Not to Worry – We Just Waste Taxpayer Money.
New Study: Sacramento Area Is Delta's Top Pesticide Source.
"Safe" Pesticides Now First in Poisonings.
Entomologist Calls ULV Spraying Ineffective and Risky.
CDFA Calls Off LBAM Spraying in Populated Areas.
SYMVCD Sprays in Spite of Zero Human Infections.
Inefficacy Halts Nashville Spray Program.
2005 Sacramento Spray Report Is Fatally Flawed.
Fort Worth Says "No" to Adulticiding.
Washington, D.C., Says "No" to Adulticiding.
SYMVCD Fails to Implement Safe and Effective Biological-Control Methods.

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