Aerial spraying takes place in Miami Beach, to start in Broward County
Some mosquitoes in Miami-Dade have tested positive for virus
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The battle against Zika continues in Miami Beach, with another round of aerial spraying as more mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for the virus.
Not everyone is in favor of this plan of attack, though.
Some on the beach are concerned about the chemical being used, Naled, and its potentially toxic effects on people and the environment.
"Open air spraying over a densely populated area is I think dangerous," one resident said.
Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Grieco has been outspoken about the spraying, despite Miami-Dade’s mayor and health officials maintaining the pesticides are safe and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Meanwhile, farther north -- in Broward -- aerial spraying will begin Monday morning.
The spraying is a preventative measure, using a product called vetro-bach WDG.
It's different than the Naled being used in Miami Beach
The cities set for spraying include Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac and Margate.
City leaders said parts of unincorporated central Broward will also be sprayed.
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