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NO SPRAY SIGNS
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What to do in a SPRAYING EMERGENCY

Anvil 2+2
MSDS & Label
(Lists symptoms & treatments for symptoms)

Onepagewarning.pdf
1 page flyer for neighorhoods being sprayed

Halfpagewarning.pdf
1/2 page flyer for neighorhoods being sprayed

Neighborhoodflyer.pdf
1 page flyer to inform neighbors about the issue

Read All About It (What Scientists Say)

Examples of Safer Mosquito Control Programs

Local Scientists Speak Up!

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF LOCAL SCIENTISTS Allow 10-30 seconds to download. (You need QuickTime to play this.)
1.) Hear Dr. Robert Wingfield, Chemistry Head of Fisk University speak about who is susceptible to adverse effects from spraying.
2.) Hear Dr. Lawrence Zwiebel of Vanderbilt University (mosquito expert who has help developing countries deal with mosquito problems) speak about the use of pesticides.
3.) More from Dr. Lawrence Zwiebel. Personally, he opposes spraying in Nashville, and Dr. Wingfield comments on the Law of Unintended Consequences.

BELMONT UNIVERSITY ENTOMOLOGIST SPEAKS OUT in a letter to the Board of Health and Health Department (July 7, 2006) he states, "Roadside spraying needlessly spends taxpayer dollars since few mosquitoes rest in vegetation along roads. Read his letter.

BELMONT UNIVERSITY SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT in a letter to the Board of Health and Health Department (April 2005) about the affects of spraying on humans and the environment. Read her letter.

LOCAL ENTOMOLOGISTS WEIGH IN ON THE ISSUE
Local entomologists have warned that spraying is for emergencies only and short-term use. They also say the disease burden for West Nile virus in Nashville has not warranted spraying. Using pesticides when they are not needed has risks that outweigh the benefits. In addition to the risks to humans, spraying creates resistant mosquitoes and kills beneficial insects.

VANDERBILT PROFESSOR PROVIDES PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES SHOWING THE PESTICIDE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT USES CONTAINS A KNOWN MUTAGEN. "There is no safe dose of a mutagen," he warns.
The Health Department's toxicologist deny's that the the pesticide they use contains a known mutagen but he refers to studies that are not peer-reviewed but are from pesticide companies. Dr. Wallace LeStourgeon has a stack of the peer-reviewed studies and a reference book from an advanced environmental toxicology class he teaches at Vanderbilt Univeristy that lists piperoynyl butoxide (PBO) as a known mutagen. See his letters to the Board of Health.

WHAT SCIENISTS FROM CORNELL AND TUFTS UNIVERSITY HAVE SAID
Cornell University insect expert Professor David Pimentel wrote in a 2002 court case filed in Cleveland Ohio by attorney Joel Levin (Judge Mary Boyle) : "Spraying with pyrethroids from trucks has serious limitations. There is not sufficient mosquito control to control West Nile Virus." A pyrethroid (Anvil 2+2) is what is being sprayed in Nashville.

Pesticide expert physician Dr. Grace Ziem, M.D. wrote in that court case: "In my practice I have multiple patients whose toxic encephalopathy and reactive airway disease was induced by pyrethroid pesticides. The medical literature also confirms that they can exacerbate illness in individuals with migraine, asthma,, other chronic respiratory problems, neurologic illnesses and other medical conditions."

In the same court case, Dr. Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D. Tufts University Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, wrote about these same pyrethroid pesticides: "There is no evidence from the published scientific literature that broadcast spraying, ground or aerial, of adulticides, e.g., synthetic pyrethroids with PBO reduces the spread of West Nile Virus; reduces the total number of biting mosquitoes during a season; reduces the human cases of West Nile Virus."

And "These chemicals [pyrethroid pesticides] have been classified as hormone disrupters and neurotoxins; they are capable of affecting the human immune system, lowering T-cell lymphocytes."

1. Risks: West Nile versus Anvil 2+2
2. Who is at Risk for Adverse Effects from Anvil 2+2?
3. Standard precautions
 
Why other cities have chosen not to spray
Non-toxic, effective ways to get mosquitoes to quit bugging you
Upcoming Events and Who to Contact to Complain
Great links for more information
INCIDENT REPORT (if you have had any adverse effects, click here!)
COMPLAINT FORM (if trucks spray people outside or other complaints)

Email: nospraynashville@earthlink.net

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*WARNING: Anvil is toxic to bees, fish and other aquatic life. (Source: Anvil Fact Sheet.) The EPA prohibits the direct application of products to open water or within 100 feet of lakes, streams, rivers or bays. Violations should be documented as soon as possible preferably with a witness present. Please contact us for information.

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