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Risk Assessment MALATION I. Introduction 1. Malathion I. Hazard Identification 1. Safety measures 2. Affects on nervous system I. Dose Response Assessment 1. Exposure to high levels of malathion a. Symptoms b. Treatment 1. Exposure to low levels of malathion a. Little to no affect on humans I. Exposure Assessment 1. Biodegradability a. Becomes harmless soon after application 1. Controlled exposure through education I. Risk Characterization 1. Malathion risk vs. WNV risk 2. 3. Local residents
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Risk Assessment of Malathion Axia College of UOP Malathion Genericville is at high risk of the West Nile Virus that is spread primarily through mosquitoes. The wetlands that surround Genericville have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which means that the risk of Genericville residents contracting WNV is higher. The West Nile Virus has caused fatalities, and it is a disease that should not be ignored. Malathion is a pesticide that will be used to reduce the mosquito population up to 90%. Although the use of Malathion is a controversial issue, it is imperative that we protect our residents from WNV, which cannot be contained. Unlike the WNV,
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