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A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; it is produced by forcing the liquid from the minute opening of an atomizer, mixing it with air.


A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; produced by forcing the liquid from the minute opening of an atomizer, mixed with air.


A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; produced by forcing liquid through minute opening of an atomizer, mixing it with air.


material applied in liquid form by pressure through a fine orifice creating a mist of fine droplets, e.g. insecticidal spray in a spray dip, pressure pack spray of insecticide or wound treatment.

a substance which has been dried by spraying onto a revolving heated drum and retrieved by scraping it from the drum.
spray drift
chemical spray being applied to an agricultural crop may be toxic to animals and be carried from its target by wind. Poisoning by organophosphates and arsenic has been caused in this way.
spray freezing
direct application of freezing agent, e.g. liquid nitrogen, by fine spray or stream.
spray race
a lane with high fences, see race (2), used to restrain animals while they are being sprayed, usually with insecticide.

Patient discussion about spray

Q. I am allergic to most of artificial perfumes and body sprays. is there is any method of treatment? If posible, also i need some advices about how to keep my body odour fresh and cool.

A. It depends what you mean by allergic. If you mean that all deodorants/ perfumes and such cause you skin rash - or eczema (a type of mild dermatitis), then it is a very known reaction to ingredients in those products that contain alcohol. You should buy only product that say 'anti-perspirant' on them, meaning they are less likely to cause such allergies. If you are suffering from mal body odur you should bathe twice a day (and use also an 'anti-perspirant' soap.) and consult a dermatologist on the proper treatment for you.

Q. I was told that platinum is used in fragrances for the fullness of the spray. Please tell me more! Three years ago I was diagnosed with off the lab chart levels of platinum in my body. I have no hobby or avenue for exposure other than my work. I have sold fragrances for over ten years. Even the Regional EPA Air Quality person doesnt know where I am getting this. I was told by a health director who made some calls. He told me that platinum is used in fragrances for the "fullness of the spray". Would you please tell me more about this? Thank you!

A. Thank you Joseph83! What list of materials shall I look at? I know that the FDA doesn't regulate these products; also, I wonder if there is a masking name for platinum. I have so much of this in me, it just has to come from somewhere! I'm amazed that the EPA SUPPOSEDLY doesn't know where its coming from either.

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The data from spray tests were collected and analysis of variance (ANOVA) on spray drift was carried out, using a mathematical model for a completely randomized design.
Both the EPA and the State Department have acknowledged that unintentional spraying of legal crops and natural vegetation, due to spray drift, is likely to kill plants downwind of coca fields.
However, weeds growing among established plants are better removed by hand, as spray drift can occur with even the slightest breeze killing nearby plants.
Hadar (1991) reported that air-assisted spraying is an effective method of improving spray penetration and reducing spray drift.
She continues, "If these pesticides are capable of killing fish in minute quantities, just what do people think is happening when their children inhale toxic spray drift or play on the grass near potato fields?
has also made available a new educational kit that allows in-depth training on tuning up sprayers, selecting proper spray nozzles, and managing spray drift.
Old and new flower beds and borders were converted to drip irrigation, which eliminated spray drift and runoff.
Several of the papers address the problem of spray drift by evaluating the effect of tank mix drift control adjuvants on spray droplet size, the spray exit angle and droplet velocity of different flat fan nozzles, and the influence of adjuvant type and airspeed on spray droplet size in the presence of a formulated glyphosate product.
Additional tests in an apple orchard have shown that the new sprayer reduces spray loss beyond the tree canopy by 40% to 87%, reduces airborne spray drift by up to 87%, and reduces spray loss on the ground by 68% to 93%.
Spray drift review: the extent to which a formulation can contribute to spray drift reduction.
Pesticide spray drift is grossly misunderstood and under-reported.