Pesticide Spraying for West Nile Virus Control and Emergency Department Asthma Visits in New York City, 2000

@inproceedings{Krpti2004PesticideSF,
  title={Pesticide Spraying for West Nile Virus Control and Emergency Department Asthma Visits in New York City, 2000},
  author={A. K{\'a}rp{\'a}ti and Mary C. Perrin and Tom Matte and Jessica Leighton and Joel Schwartz and Robert G. Barr},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2004}
}
Pyrethroid pesticides were applied via ground spraying to residential neighborhoods in New York City during July-September 2000 to control mosquito vectors of West Nile virus (WNV). Case reports link pyrethroid exposure to asthma exacerbations, but population-level effects on asthma from large-scale mosquito control programs have not been assessed. We… CONTINUE READING