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Malathion: Updated Revised Human Health Risk Assessment for the Reregistration Eligibility Decision Document (RED).

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Malathion is a non-systemic, wide spectrum organophosphorus (OP) insecticide. It is used in the agricultural production of a wide variety of food/feed crops to control insects such as aphids, leafhoppers, and Japanese beetles. Malathion is also used in the Cotton Boll Weevil Eradication Program, Fruit Fly (Medfly) Control Program, and mosquito-borne disease control. It is also available to the home gardener for outdoor residential uses which include vegetable gardens, home orchards and ornamentals.

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Reference #:
2005
P.2005.36 D
Availability:
Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
Office Suboffice:
Office of Reregistration 2
Office Division:
Health Effects Division
EPA Author:
Kinard, Sherrie L.
Document Type:
Risk Assessment
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Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
166

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