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As Zika Spreads, New Scrutiny on Aerial Pesticide Spraying

As the Zika virus outbreak spreads, environmental groups and federal officials are increasing their scrutiny of the practice of aerial insecticide spraying to combat the mosquitoes that spread the disease.

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