Week 2 - Assignment - Risk Assessment

Week 2 - Assignment - Risk Assessment - Malathion Risk...

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Malathion – Risk Assessment 1 Malathion – Risk Assessment Melissa Krol SCI 275 November 21, 2009 Timothy S. Griffin, Esquire
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Malathion – Risk Assessment 2 Malathion – Risk Assessment Malathion Malathion is a pesticide used widely in the United States to control the mosquito population and has been registered for use since 1956 (EPA, 2009). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Malathion if applied in accordance to the product safety regulations is not harmful to humans or the environment. In this report I will present facts about Malathion and my decision regarding the proposed Malathion application program. Risk Assessment Exposure to Malathion via air, food, or water on bystanders is harmful only if exposed to exceeded doses of the pesticide. Studies indicate that for Malathion to accumulate in the human body it would have to be used continuously (Shapiro, 2003). According to the same studies Malathion degrades quickly in the environment especially in moist soils, preventing the pesticide to accumulate in humans or animals. Contact with Malathion can occur if exposed to a treated area shortly after the pesticide is applied. The effects of Malathion on humans after contact are prolonged odor similar to the scent the pesticide and skin irritation. Tests on lab rats conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer did show
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