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Zika didn't drive her from Miami Beach — but questions about the pesticide being used to stop it did

Zika didn't drive her from Miami Beach — but questions about the pesticide being used to stop it did

Zika’s arrival in Miami Beach didn’t drive away Miriam Haskell, who is pregnant with her first child. But her questions about one of the chemicals being used to combat the mosquitoes that are spreading the virus did.

Last week, the 36-year-old public interest lawyer packed up and flew to Atlanta, where she plans to stay with a friend until planes stop spraying the insecticide naled over her neighborhood.

She is not alone in her fears.

Naled has been banned in the European Union since 2012, and the governor of Puerto Rico refused to allow aerial spraying with the insecticide in the fight against Zika this summer.

In Miami-Dade County, the...

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