Study: Anti-Zika Pesticide Spray Causes Neurological Damage

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In a campaign to fight Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Florida, the state is spraying chemical pesticides that may be potentially harmful to humans and wildlife.

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment International warns that highly toxic chemicals found in Naled, a neurotoxin that kills adult mosquitos, could be linked to motor function deficits in children.

Other studies reveal that EPA-approved insecticide Naled kills bees and butterflies, important pollinators in agriculture.

As states across America deploy aerial spraying campaigns to kill mosquitos, scientists are warning that potentially harmful chemical pesticides are being used that may cause birth defects.

Natural News reports:

One of these programs involved the aerial spraying of the pesticide naled over large parts of Miami-Dade County and other parts of Florida. Even before the Zika “outbreak” the state had been spraying naled routinely for years to control mosquitoes. This, despite the fact that naled…

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