Concerns Raised Over Chemical Spray Used to Fight Zika

Some Miami Beach, Florida, residents are asking if Nadel, the insecticide sprayed to kill mosquitoes, is harmful to humans.
1:54 | 09/12/16

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The battle against easy for virus also making headlines this morning as Miami beach's mayor warns the threat is growing at residents say they're concerned about the case. Chemicals that are being used to fight mosquitoes. ABC's Steve Benitez is on the scene there Miami Beach good morning GM. Hey Robin good morning to you I gotta tell you some of these residents are just furious because they worry that this break is actually toxic in fact in parts of South Florida it's already started killing off. Those important honey bees and how they wanted to end. This morning more spraying is expected after a weekend of fighting off the the mosquitoes. From the year. 56 people already infected by local mosquitoes in South Florida. Very very for good. I know I'm no way. Right now some residents of Miami Beach are more concerned about the spraying than the actual virus looks at Miami Beach. Did not consent to this we were not consulted the insecticide they're concerned about cold may lead is designed to kill adult mosquitoes instantly in flight the CDC says it's safe though what's been banned in Europe since 2012. Protesters even starting an online petition nearly reaching its 101000 signature gold. Put across South Florida other counties say they're using a less harmful insecticide which they say is not harmful to humans pets or aquatic habitat is found naturally in the ground is an organic material please be spread over organic farm. He's been using the Florida Keys are numbered years as the fight against the disease intensifies here the CDC now warning the money needed to fight cica in Florida and across the country is drawing down think it is spreading. And by the end of this month we will be out of money to respond effectively. And because of all of this spring we're told but some parents actually kept their children home from school. On Friday clearly this is a huge issue here true. Boy it sure is yes thanks very much.

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