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County To Spray Areas Threatened By Mosquito-Borne Disease

August 23, 2013

MAYVILLE — At an emergency meeting in response to New York State Health Commissioner Dr....

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Aug-24-13 3:59 PM

I question how you can control spray from a plane and keep it from contaminating open waters. From the map, I'd say kiss any fish in Frew Run goodbye.In Kontrol 30-30 the two poisons are 60% of the mix but 40% is petroleum distillates.

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Aug-24-13 1:35 PM

I'd much rather take my chances with a mosquito bite than with getting sprayed by unnatural and dangerous chemicals. Unnatural chemicals tend to become more concentrated as they get moved up through the food chain. It makes me wonder why there seems to be a lack of confidence in the health care "industry's" ability to cure the diseases that a mosquito might be carrying. I feel sorry for the next couple generations of people that have to deal with the effects of all the unnatural chemicals (and radiation) that the past couple generations have deposited into the environment.

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Aug-23-13 5:00 PM

A quick look at the information on Kontrol indicates that Permethrin is highly toxic to fish and Piperonyl butoxide is ACUTELY toxic to fish. Add petroleum distillates to make the stuff stick and it doesn't sound good.

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Aug-23-13 4:41 PM

Also will bees be affected?

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Aug-23-13 3:02 PM

Excellent question regarding the effects on all grazing animals. How about small garden ponds with Koi or goldfish? Poultry that is exposed to spray or consumes vegetation and grit that has been sprayed. How long does the spray remain on everything? Will rain remove it or are our gardens, fields, and ponds affected for the rest of the summer? What about farms who have worked so hard to become certified organic? Disease is scary but this may be scarier.

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Aug-23-13 1:14 PM

How about a simple map of the areas involved? What effect will be on the dairy and animal herds that eat the grass that is sprayed?

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