West Nile Virus Spraying: TONIGHT Windsor Terrace — Brooklynian

West Nile Virus Spraying: TONIGHT Windsor Terrace

August 21, 2006 7:45PM - 6:00AM via trucks
Greenwood Heights, Greenwood Cemetery, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park
? Zip codes covered include: 11215, 11218, 11232

?Bordered by 19th Street to the North; 4th Avenue, 44th Street to the West; 7th Avenue, 39th Street, 12th Avenue and 36th Street to the South; Tehama Street, Albermarle Road and East 4th Street to the East.


You are recommended to close all doors and windows for the duration of the time period for spraying.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/wnvspray.shtml?b=2

Recommendations to Avoid Direct Exposure to Pesticides:

?Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since there is a possibility that spraying could worsen these conditions.
?Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
?It is recommended that food sold or prepared outdoors in the spraying area be covered with a non-porous material, such as plastic sheeting, during the spraying event. Always, rinse fresh fruits and vegetables with water before eating.
?Air conditioners may remain on, but if you wish to reduce the possibility of exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the "exhaust" function.
?If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, they may be washed with soap and water to reduce the possibility of exposure.

To report dead birds or standing water, or for more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit http://www.nyc.gov/health/wnv.

For this application, the Health Department will apply Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin), a synthetic pyrethroid used in mosquito control efforts. A final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), completed by DOHMH in the summer of 2001, found that there is no significant risk of adverse impact to human health associated with the proper use of pyrethroids. Go to www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/feis.shtml to read the EIS.

The use of pesticides in New York City is conducted in accordance with federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) guidelines.
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