“Smoke scream”

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AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST is advising health officials in Barbados to halt their current fogging programme.

While raising questions about the possible impact of the chemicals used to generate the fog that kills the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Dr Ariana Marshall suggested authorities use some of the alternatives available.

The call, however, is unlikely to influence the schedule of the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health, which this week will be fogging in several St Michael and St James districts, including the heavily populated University Drive, University Hill, Free Hill and Black Rock.

Marshall suggested there were more efficient methods that could be employed.

“Our strategy for addressing mosquitoes and what the Government invests in needs to be reconsidered because the method that we’re using has been banned in other places.” (TG)

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