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Winning the War against On-Board Pesticide Spraying
A year ago, the Department of Transportation of the United States began a
campaign to halt the routine spraying of pesticides on aircraft while
passengers are still on board. This practice was considered hazardous to the
health of passengers, as aircraft personnel were required to proceed down
the aisles of aircraft spraying cans of toxic pseticides over the heads of
passengers still strapped in their seats.
At the time 25 countries required this spraying but after just one year, the
number of countries still requiring spraying has been reduced to only six.
They are: Argentina, Grenada, India, Kiribati, Madagascar and Trinidad-Tobago.
Australia, Barbados, Fiji, Jamaica, New Zealand and Panama require planes to
be treated after passengers disembark.
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