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Several people were sickened after an unknown pesticide leaked in someone's luggage. (CBS4)

Pesticide Spill Sickens 5 TSA Agents At MIA

Five Transportation Safety Administration screeners were taken to the hospital Monday after officials say they inhaled a pesticide while checking luggage at Miami International Airport.

CBS4–07/29/2013

(Source: US Air Force) This is the type of plane that will be used in the Miami-Dade Mosquito spraying.,

Low Flying Plane Is On A Mosquito Mission

Skeeters a problem? Lots of people think so, so Miami-Dade officials are calling in the cavalry;well, actually, the Air Force to kill the biting pests and their breeding grounds. However, the attack may come as a surprise because of how low the spraying planes fly.

CBS4–07/10/2012

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Low Flying Plane? It’s Killing Mosquitos!

That buzzing you hear tonight as you try to doze of may not be the hum of a pesky mosquito flitting around your face; it could be the hum of an airplane doing battle with millions of the pesky critters, as Miami-Dade breaks with practice and holds an unusual night-time mosquito spraying.

07/02/2012

Crime scene tape

NW Medical ER Reopens After Pesticide Contamination Scare

An apparent suicide attempt using a toxic chemical closed the emergency room at Northwest Medical Center for hours Sunday morning, after the victim contaminated himself, paramedics, and eventually the emergency room with a pesticide.

CBS4–04/01/2012

(Photo Credit: AP/Stephan Savoia)

Smart Spending When Buying Organic Foods

More and more people are buying organic foods even though they often cost more. But there are ways to save money if you know which organic fruits and vegetables might be worth the extra price, and which ones aren’t.

CBS4–12/20/2010

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