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Insecticides linked to increase in cancer cases

10 April 2013

The fight against mosquitoes seems never ending in the TRNC.

Many councils are switching to biological controls but the use of chemicals is still widespread.

Every day, two new cancer cases are reported, but despite the warnings of doctors, the spray vans are still out in the streets. Because the chemical used are heavier than air, they eventually settle down near ground level and so affect children more.

Head of the Councils’ Association, Taser Aybar says that the use of larvae which attacks mosquito larvae has been heavily promoted and it is only where councils have trouble spots that they are resorting to chemicals.

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