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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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