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Residents have right to know chemical content
I have read reports in the local newspaper each year concerning the dangers of mosquito-borne viruses (but) I am unaware of any efforts made to inform the public of the hazards of the pesticides that are being used for mosquitoes.
Not only was I sprayed during the numerous passes the airplane made over my yard, but our produce gardens, apiary, animals, and lake also were sprayed.
Since this was an aerial spraying, I can only assume that the pesticide being sprayed was an adulticide, which, according to the CDC, is the least effective mosquito control technique. Many adulticide chemicals are lethal to mosquitoes by contact only, and most adulticide sprays are identified as deadly to aquatic creatures of all kinds.
I also feel the public should have access to information about the chemicals to which they are being exposed.