8/1/12 - Dr. Hildy: Have You Been To Mosquito Lagoon Lately?

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Have You Been To Mosquito Lagoon Lately?

This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes returning guest Rosalind Peterson of California Sky Watch and the Agriculture Defense Coalition to discuss two different but none less important topics.

In the first hour of the show, Dr. Hildy and Rosalind will discuss the United States Air Force’s involvement with mosquito pesticide spraying in Miami-Dade County in South Florida. Just two weeks ago, Air Force crews in C-130 cargo planes flew over the county during the final two daylight hours before sunset and up to 30 minutes after sunset. The planes sprayed out the pesticide Dibromo, sometimes flying as low as 150 feet from the ground. But Dibromo compounds are on the California list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Dibromo is the brand name of the insecticide Naled, in the organophosphate pesticide family that is commonly used to kill adult (flying) mosquitoes. It has been registered for use in the U.S. since 1959. AMVAC Chemical Corporation has been the major manufacturer of NALED since 1998. The No Spray Coalition and other organizations, MORE>>>
        

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