Bignell Malathion wk2 d7

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Running head: MALATHION 1 Malathion Tracy Lynn Bignell SCI275 January 30, 2011 Linda Bowen
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MALATHION 2 Malathion Humans use Malathion to kill lice, fleas, and mosquitoes. There are minimal effects to humans, unless they are directly exposed to the pesticide. While it is a pesticide that may result in death with prolonged direct exposure, it will help solve the mosquito epidemic. Malathion is used to kill Lice in humans, and fleas in our pets. If we are willing to put a low dose of this pesticide directly on our head or on our pets, why not use the same thing to treat the mosquito epidemic our city is having? There are no known affects on human births. The spraying of Malathion is not harmful to the soil. If an area is sprayed humans need to stay away from the area for a few weeks to give time for the pesticide to break down. “Malathion does not stick to soil and is broken down rapidly by bacteria in the soil, so it does not usually move from the soil to groundwater. In water, Malathion is broken down by the action of the water and bacteria in the water. In air, Malathion is broken down by sunlight. Malathion is not expected to accumulate in
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