Aerial Spraying Under Fire

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, August 10, 2007

The local mosquito control district recently used airplanes to spray insecticides over parts of North Sacramento. Councilman Rob Fong wants aerial treatments stopped because he says there’s no proof it’s safe.

"My concern over all of this is that the cure is worth than the harm and we don’t know that." 

But County Health Officer Glenna Trochet defends aerial spraying. 

"Unfortunately, it is impossible to have absolute certitude about every public health intervention we have. We make the best judgment we can based on the information we have at the time."

City attorneys say council members don’t have the legal authority to block the spraying but they could file a lawsuit.