Naled (trade name Dibrom), is being sprayed over Miami. According to nospray.org not only is it the least effective mosquito control measure, it actually can cause the microcephaly they claim Zika causes. Again, for those just tuning in, please read: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/03/08/fixation-on-zikapolio/
http://nospray.org/naled-insecticide-fact-sheet/ “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has written that “adulticiding, application of chemicals to kill adult mosquitoes by ground or aerial applications, is usually the least efficient mosquito control technique.
Naled is no exception. For example, researchers from the New York Department of Health showed that 11 years of naled spraying was “successful in achieving short-term reductions in mosquito abundance, but populations of the disease-carrying mosquito of concern “increased 15-fold over the 11 years of spraying.
Like all organophosphates, naled is toxic to the nervous system. Symptoms of exposure include headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Naled is more toxic when exposure occurs by breathing contaminated air than through other kinds of exposure. In laboratory tests, naled exposure caused increased aggressiveness and a deterioration of memory and learning.
Malnourished individuals may be particularly susceptible to naled poisoning. Researchers from the Institute of Hygiene and Occupational Health (Bulgaria) studied naled’s effects on rats that were fed a low-protein diet and found that naled was almost twice as toxic to them as it was to rats fed a normal diet. In addition, the rats fed a low-protein diet developed liver damage from their naled exposure.
Naled’s breakdown product DICHLORVOS (another organophosphate insecticide) interferes with prenatal brain development. In laboratory animals, exposure for just 3 days during pregnancy when the brain is growing quickly reduced brain size 15 percent. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8065512
DICHLORVOS also causes cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Carcinogens. In laboratory tests, it caused leukemia and pancreatic cancer. Two independent studies have shown that children exposed to household “no-pest” strips containing dichlorvos have a higher incidence of brain cancer than unexposed children.
Aerial applications of naled can drift up to one-half mile. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, naled is moderately to highly toxic to birds and fish. It also reduced egg production and hatching success in tests with birds and reduced growth in tests with juvenile fish. convulsions, paralysis, and death.”
The nospray.org website above has much more on Naled than I copied here. Please see the website for details.
https://www.sott.net/article/324189-For-your-Zika-protection-Florida-to-spray-neighborhoods-with-microcephaly-causing-insecticide “As Activist Post’s Bernie Suarez has previously reported, it still has not been proven that microcephaly — a birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and the new big concern from zika — is even officially caused by zika. All evidence thus far is entirely circumstantial, as even Director-General Maraget Chan of the World Health Organization has gone on the record to state. In fact, decades of scientific literature show zika is largely benign…. Could this have anything to do with the fact that the GM mosquitoes purposefully released over Florida to combat Dengue fever aren’t dying off the way they were supposed to?”
https://www.sott.net/article/311265-Could-there-be-a-link-between-the-release-of-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-and-the-Zika-virus The possible mosquito in the ointment (pun intended) could be the involvement of tetracycline. The actual mechanism that kills larvae only works if tetracycline is not present during its development.
“According to an unclassified document from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate Committee for Agriculture dated February 2015, Brazil is the third largest in “global antimicrobial consumption in food animal production” — meaning, Brazil is third in the world for its use of tetracycline in its food animals.”
A confidential 2012 internal Oxitec document divulged that survival rate could be as high as 15% — even with low levels of tetracycline present. “Even small amounts of tetracycline can repress” the engineered lethality. The 15% survival rate was described by Oxitec:
“After a lot of testing and comparing experimental design, it was found that [researchers] had used a cat food to feed the [OX513A] larvae and this cat food contained chicken. It is known that tetracycline is routinely used to prevent infections in chickens, especially in the cheap, mass produced, chicken used for animal food. The chicken is heat-treated before being used, but this does not remove all the tetracycline. This meant that a small amount of tetracycline was being added from the food to the larvae and repressing the [designed] lethal system.”
While the exact relationship of GMO bugs and Zika is not known, there are many questions that remain.