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Aerial pesticide spray to fight West Nile causes fear in cities


Several state and city governments across the US say that the aerial spraying of pesticides has decimated the threat of West Nile Virus in certain locales. Experts, on the other hand, say these efforts are exaggerated, fabricated and even impossible.

Despite claims in places such as Dallas, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts that the blasting pesticides onto the Earth from airplanes above is aiding the fight against West Nile, skeptics continue to scold these allegations.

"I don't believe those figures. Frankly, I don't think they're real," David Pimentel, an emeritus professor at Cornell University, tells Huffington Post.

Pimentel was provided with official statistics from Massachusetts, Vermont and Texas that claim to show how aerial spraying has impacted West Nile amid what is one of the worst outbreaks the United States has ever seen.

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