Environmental

What You Need to Know About Naled in Miami

In just over a month, naled has gone from a largely unknown pesticide to the most hotly debated issue in Miami's fight against the Zika virus. The controversial organophosphate pesticide, which is banned in the European Union and could harm infants, has been the county's main weapon against Zika virus-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Most agree naled isn't nearly as scary as Zika itself, but a small group of environmentalists has risen to speak up against its use.

Here are the most important stories New Times has published on the topic.
1. August 10: "Pesticide Sprayed Over Wynwood Is Banned in Europe, May Also Harm Fetuses"
2. August 11: "Wynwood Business Owner Plans Small Protest Against Anti-Zika Pesticide Spraying"
3. August 23: "Miami-Dade County Stops Anti-Zika Aerial Pesticide Spraying in Wynwood on Weekdays"
4. September 6: "County Planes Will Spray Anti-Zika Naled Over Miami Beach Despite Previous CDC Warnings"
5. September 7: "Protest Against Zika Pesticide Naled Planned at Miami Beach City Hall Today"
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Jerry Iannelli is a former staff writer for Miami New Times from 2015 to March 2020. He graduated with honors from Temple University. He then earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.