How safe is Mosquito Fogging?

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How safe is Mosquito Fogging?

Post by luv2paint » Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:48 am

It seems in every other neighborhood I go these days, I hear/see the loud noise and white billowing smoke that accompanies the mosquitoe fogging truck. Does anyone know safe this stuff is when inhaled by the casual passerby? What about being at home when your entire garden is engulfed in the thick cloud? Are the companies who do this type of work or the chemicals used inspected/certified by some governmental agency, etc?
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Re: How safe is Mosquito Fogging?

Post by ksl » Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:24 pm

luv2paint wrote:It seems in every other neighborhood I go these days, I hear/see the loud noise and white billowing smoke that accompanies the mosquitoe fogging truck. Does anyone know safe this stuff is when inhaled by the casual passerby? What about being at home when your entire garden is engulfed in the thick cloud? Are the companies who do this type of work or the chemicals used inspected/certified by some governmental agency, etc?
Thanks! 8-[
It's an effective way of reducing the ageing population!!! ask PORTON DOWN in UK, they probably developed it.

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Re: How safe is Mosquito Fogging?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Aug 2006 1:27 pm

luv2paint wrote:It seems in every other neighborhood I go these days, I hear/see the loud noise and white billowing smoke that accompanies the mosquitoe fogging truck. Does anyone know safe this stuff is when inhaled by the casual passerby? What about being at home when your entire garden is engulfed in the thick cloud? Are the companies who do this type of work or the chemicals used inspected/certified by some governmental agency, etc?
Thanks! 8-[
All chemicals used in the fogging machines are certified by NEA (National Environmental Agency). Obviously one should not be walking around in the middle of the fogging operation while it is going on. Minute quantities are safe but common sense would tell you not to follow the foggers around especially when they themselves are wearing masks. Causal inhalation in not dangerous. What you smell is not the chemicals but the propellant (Diesel) which is mixed with the chemicals to create the fog. Your entire garden is engulfed usually for a maximum of 3 to 5 minutes before it dissipates and/or settles to the ground. The minute amounts that may come into your home through an open window will not do you in. Although if you have asthma or other respitory problems it would be wise to close your windows for a while so as to not aggravate that condition. A little common sense will go a long way to alleviating any concerns you may have.

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