Large Parts Miami-Dade was sprayed with pesticide on Friday at 8 p.m.

Photos of flight prep for Friday’s aerial pesticide spraying that took off at 8:11 p.m.

  

The spraying was conducted from 8:11 pm till 1:27 a.m.

The pesticide used in Florida and across the nation has been linked to deficits in motor functions in Chinese babies, according to a new study.

The study, whose authors say it is the first to examine real-world exposure to naled outside workplace accidents or lab experiments, used cord blood from 237 mothers who gave birth to healthy babies at a hospital in southeast China between 2008 and 2011. At six weeks, the babies displayed no problems. But at nine months, the babies suffered from slight problems with coordination, movement and other motor functions.

The University of Michigan study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment International on Thursday.

While the study provided only a close snapshot of a particular group of mothers, the authors say it suggests the need to take a closer look at using naled to fight mosquitoes, particularly since problems surfaced at lower exposure levels than previous studies.

 

Parts of Miami-Dade that was sprayed.

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