As West Nile season heats up, do does mosquito spraying

July 30, 2015

The Sacramento Bee

With the deadly West Nile virus season heating up, state and local health officials are again battling the disease with an unusual arsenal of tiny fish, dead birds and plump chickens.

That trio, part of a years-long, multipronged approach to squashing West Nile, helps health officials identify the mosquito “hot spots” that need ground or aerial spraying.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article29610538.html#storylink=cpy

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Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

Attend May 21, 26, or 27 Webinar: Protecting Schoolchildren from Hazardous Agricultural Pesticides

California schoolchildren face potential health risks from nearby applications of the most hazardous agricultural pesticides on the market – including those that can cause cancer, permanent brain damage, and developmental and reproductive issues.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is developing standard statewide protections to better protect all California schoolchildren from these hazardous agricultural pesticides and is currently seeking input from the public on what additional measures to adopt.

To learn more about this issue and how you can weigh in to ensure DPR adopts the strongest protections possible, please join the Californians for Pesticide Reform coalition for one of our three upcoming webinars:

Webinar #1:   Thursday, May 21, 12-1pm – ENGLISH. (Led by local Sacramentan Paul Towers of the Pesticide Action Network)

Webinar #2:   Tuesday, May 26, 7-8pm – ENGLISH.

Webinar #3:   Wednesday, May 27, 6-7pm – SPANISH.

And please share this invite widely with your networks!

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