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ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES FOLLOWING AERIAL SPRAYING WITH BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS ( VAR . KURSTAKI ) ( BTK ) , TO CONTROL THE GYPSY MOTH : FLAWS IN GOVERNMENT RISK ASSESSMENTS AND IN PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ’ ATTITUDES

@inproceedings{Philp2009ADVERSEHC,
  title={ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES FOLLOWING AERIAL SPRAYING WITH BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS ( VAR . KURSTAKI ) ( BTK ) , TO CONTROL THE GYPSY MOTH : FLAWS IN GOVERNMENT RISK ASSESSMENTS AND IN PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ’ ATTITUDES},
  author={R. B. Philp},
  year={2009}
}
In the spring of 2009, forestry officials determined that an outbreak of gypsy moth larvae in wooded areas on the west side of the city of London, Ontario, Canada was severe enough to warrant a spraying program to control the moths (1). The areas of concern are in close proximity to residential suburbs. The gypsy moth Lymantria dispar ( L.) is an invasive species introduced to North America in the 1860s from Europe. After mating the female moth lays her eggs in one, buff coloured mass that… Expand

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