In the spring of 1999, a bacterial pest control product called Foray 48B (manufactured by Abbott Laboratories), was applied by aircraft (aerial spray) to selected areas of Southern Vancouver Island to combat an infestation of the North American Gypsy Moth. Foray 48B contains the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki HD1 (Btk-HD1) as the active ingredient. Foray 48B also contains water and other ingredients.
Capital Health Region, Office of the Medical Health Officer; Director of Research. 1999. Human Health Surveillance During the Aerial Spraying for Control of North American Gypsy Moth on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 1999
Topic: Air Quality
Keywords: human health study, health effects, aerial spraying, biological pesticide, foray 48B, southern vancouver island, asthmatic children, general health, doctors' offices, hospital emergency departments, Btk, asthma
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