The aerial spraying of insecticide in Dallas may cause more harm than the West Nile virus itself. And yet the Texas Department of State Health Services deems it necessary to do so. Texans are protesting this insecticide spraying, and yet, this decision has not been put to a vote. This illness, which creates flu-like symptoms, has been fatal for only a handful of elderly citizens, but has only been contracted by 400 people in all of Texas. Don’t people think of long term side effects for these things? …. But our government would never spray anything really harmful its citizens. Right?
Forgive my sarcasm but Agent Orange, Tuskegee, SV40, and Zyklon B come to mind, not to mention the spraying of DDT on our shores.