A holistic doctor is taking legal action against mosquito spraying in Florida.
He claims the practice poses a health risk to Florida residents, and is prepared to fight his battle in the courts.
Spraying of the mosquito repelling chemical Naled in the area is rife, by Dr. Michael Hall MD has filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County to prevent the practice we he considers to be dangerous for local inhabitants.
Mass spraying chemicals over large areas of the country is not a new practice, and this particular chemical has been used for years on marshes to try and combat mosquito multiplication.
But the MD has drawn the line at the recent change to it being sprayed on residential areas, it was said in an effort to fight the Zika virus.
Dr. Hall wasn’t the only one angry when this practice began, local residents and environmentalists noted the dangers to the environment such as harm towards birds, fish and bees, who are already endangered as it is.
They have said that the potential benefit of killing the mosquitoes who may be carrying the Zika virus is outweighed by the negative impact to the environment.
The chemical Naled has been made illegal in Europe, and its used is currently being reviewed in the U.S by the EPA. The CDC have said it is safe to humans in small quantities, but if it is being arial- sprayed over entire neighborhoods, how is it possible to measure how much each person is exposed to?
Dr. Hall has set up a GoFundMe page which can be found here, if you wish to help out his cause.