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** What are chemtrails, and should you be scared of them? **

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can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike. Jet engine traffic has
become so common that it's not unusual to see several lingering streaks in
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** Chemtrail conspiracy theory **

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"Chemtrails" redirects here. For the Beck song, see Chemtrails (song).
Defoliant spray run, part of Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War
by UC-123B Provider aircraft.
A high-flying jet leaving a condensation trail (contrail)

The *chemtrail conspiracy theory* posits that some trails left by aircraft
are chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes
for purposes undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs
directed by various government officials.^[1] This theory is not accepted
by the scientific community, which states that they are just normal
contrails, as there is no scientific evidence supporting the chemtrail

NOAA publishes a list of silver iodide projects and the companies that
perform the atmospheric releases. Reporting weather modification is
required by US Federal law.^[2] There is no scientific evidence silver
iodide leads to chemtrails in the sense that fire would produce smoke but
it is the only reported weather modification of significance.

Because of the popularity of the conspiracy theory, official agencies have
received thousands of complaints from people who have demanded an
explanation.^[1]^[3] The existence of chemtrails has been repeatedly denied
by scientists around the world, who say the trails are normal
contrails.^[4] The United States Air Force states that the theory is a hoax
which "has been investigated and refuted by many established and accredited
universities, scientific organizations, and major media publications."^[5]
The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has
stated that chemtrails are not scientifically recognized phenomena.^[6]

The term /chemtrail/ is a combination of the words "chemical" and "trail,"
just as /contrail/ is a contraction of "condensation trail." The term does
not refer


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