Call for Mosquito Spraying on Long Island

acshlogo“ACSH Sets Ocean Beach Straight: Mosquito Spraying is the Right Thing to Do,” by American Council on Science and Health.Culex_tarsalis
When ACSH’s Dr. Josh Bloom, a long time resident of Ocean Beach on Fire Island, learned that his close friend Jim Capuano— a six year survivor of stage-4 colon cancer— nearly died last year from West Nile encephalitis, he knew he had to at least try to do something. The problem was a counterproductive policy that was instituted by the village decades ago—opting out of the annual mosquito control program conducted by the Suffolk County Department of Health. Suffolk County has been routinely spraying virtually all of Fire Island for years, but Ocean Beach routinely refused to participate. Read the full article and view the video on the American Council on Science and Health’s website.

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