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Originally posted by Signals
I grew up in Louisiana and remember trucks coming down our street and spraying for skeeters.
Anyway, I also remember the local nightly news always warning when the next spray was, and telling people to stay inside and get pets inside around that time.
Now, they just spray, no warnings
Originally posted by NightGypsy
Hey, I give the OP credit for taking the time to make contact with the driver of the truck to ask him what he was spraying. More people should do that.
A 2011 study found a significant association between piperonyl butoxide (PBO), a common additive in pyrethroid formulations, measured in personal air collected during the third trimester of pregnancy, and delayed mental development at 36 months. Children who were more highly exposed in personal air samples (≥4.34 ng/m3) scored 3.9 points lower on the Mental Developmental Index than those with lower exposures. The lead researcher stated, "This drop in IQ points is similar to that observed in lead exposure. While perhaps not impacting an individual's overall function, it is educationally meaningful and could shift the distribution of children in the society who would be in need of early intervention services."