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I just checked the street poles around a park 
near my apt. in the spray zone where little kids 
play, and there was not a single warning sign!

There is also no information about why this 
spraying is taking place -- no numbers of infected mosquito pools cited, etc.

The No Spray Coalition denounces the NYC 
Department of Health issuing to itself a waiver 
from the provisions of City Law 37 (thank you 
Mayor deBlasio!), and the spraying of toxic 
pesticides in residential areas and public parks and streets!

Please call the Dept. of Health at (347) 396-4177 and give them hell.
Also, Mayor de Blasio at 212-NEW-YORK or 
https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/mayor-contact.page 
and tell  him to STOP POISONING OUR CHILDREN!!!

- Mitchel Cohen
Coordinator, No Spray Coalition
www.NoSpray.org

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Oxiris Barbot, MDCommissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday,August 26, 2019
(347) 396-4177

HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT FIFTH ADULTICIDING 
OF THE SEASON TO REDUCE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS

Truckswill spray pesticide in parts of Brooklyn 
and Queens the evening of  Thursday, August 29.

August 26, 2019 – To reduce mosquito activity and 
the risk of West Nile virus, the Health 
Department will conduct its fifth adulticide 
treatment of the season. Trucks will spray 
pesticides in sections of Brooklyn and Queenson 
Thursday, August 29 between the hours of 8:30 
p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather 
permitting. In case of bad weather, application 
will be delayed until Tuesday,September 3 and Wednesday, September 4.

For the truck sprayings in Brooklyn and Queens, 
the Health Department will use very low 
concentrations of Anvil® 10+10 and/or DeltaGard® 
insecticide. The risks of pesticides applied by 
the Health Department for mosquito control are 
low to people and pets. Some people who are 
sensitive to spray ingredients may experience 
short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. 
People with respiratory conditions may also be 
affected. To stay safe during spraying:

•Stay indoors, whenever possible.
•Air conditioners can remain on. While 
unnecessary, you may wish to close air 
conditioner vents, or choose the recirculate function.

After spraying:
•Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
•Always wash fruits and vegetables with water.

The most effective way to control mosquitoes is 
to eliminate any standing water. New Yorkers are 
also encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes and 
take precautions when spendingtime outdoors.

Reducing exposure to mosquitoes
•Use an approved insect repellent containing 
DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for 
children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.
•Make sure windows have screens. Repair or 
replace screens that have tears or holes.
•Eliminate any standing water from your property 
and dispose of containers that can collect water. 
Standing water is a violation of the New York City Health Code.
•Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
•Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor 
saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty or covered 
if not in use. Drain water that collects in pool covers.

Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting 
nyc.gov/health/wnv. For more information about 
West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.
<https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/west-nile-virus.page>
Locations of truck spraying in Brooklyn and 
Queens to reduce risk of West Nile virus

Emacs!


Map of truck spray areas

Emacs!


Emacs!

<mailto:[log in to unmask]>Patrick 
Gallahue/Danielle De Souza: [log in to unmask]

Emacs!
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ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
3-Phenoxybenzyl-(1RS, 3RS; 1RS, 3SR)-
2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl) 
cyclopropanecarboxylate 
.........................................................
10.00%*Piperonyl Butoxide 
................................................................................................. 

10.00%**OTHER INGREDIENTS 
....................................................................................... 


<https://www.clarke.com/filebin/productpdf/anvil1010.pdf>To 
see the label for Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin + 
carcinogenic piperonyl butoxide), click here
<https://www.clarke.com/filebin/productpdf/anvil1010-msds.pdf>To 
see the safety data sheet, click HERE

<https://www.myadapco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DELGl-CAcase.pdf>To 
see the label for BAYER's DeltaGard (DeltaMethrin +), click here
<https://www.myadapco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DELGm.pdf>To 
see the data sheet for DeltaGard, click here



<https://www.thepoliticsofpesticides.com/>The<https://www.thepoliticsofpesticides.com/> 
Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of 
Pesticides (SkyHorse, 2019), authored by Mitchel 
Cohen, is now available at bookstores everywhere! 
Please click on link to learn more.