Evaluation of Malathion

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Evaluation of Malathion Brianna Nichole Foster SCI/125 02/28/2011 Annajane Schnapp
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As it is known, the city of Genericville is a beautiful city. Here, especially during the summers, tourists come to admire our city and the river that runs through this city attracts them here. With this river, our tourists love to come and see the wildlife that even we can provide. The down fall, however, to having this beautiful river is that it also not only attracts tourists and wildlife, but also mosquitoes. The mosquitoes have become such an issue because of the dangers it holds in possible diseases. West Nile Virus (WNV), is one of these diseases that can be caught from a mosquito. WNV is a serious and dangerous disease that affects the nervous system. Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2007) 4,269 causes of WNV were diagnosed in 2006, which included 177 fatalities. With the enlarged breeding area we have for mosquitoes, projections have been made indicating that 50 cases of WNV could be here in Genericville, 2 of which could be fatalities. It has recently been brought up in city council if our city should use Malathion, a pesticide known for exterminating and controlling the mosquito population. Because pesticides are toxic,
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