Malathion


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Malathion

(măl'əthī`ŏn): see insecticideinsecticides,
chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy insect pests; the term commonly refers to chemical agents only. Chemical Insecticides

The modern history of chemical insecticides in the United States dates from 1867, when Paris green proved
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malathion

[‚mal·ə′thī‚än]
(organic chemistry)
C10H19O6PS2 A yellow liquid, slightly soluble in water; malathion is the generic name for S-1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)ethyl O, O-dimethylphosphorodithioate; used as an insecticide.
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Application and bioassay schedule for decontamination of malathion with common household cleaners.
All the three pesticides namely, Malathion (mercaptothion (500 g/l), Dithane (mancozed (750 g/kg) and Garden ripcord (cypermethrin (20 g/l), were products of Agro-Serve (Pty) Ltd of the Republic of South Africa.
Low doses of malathion (1,2-di(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate) increased walking speed of wasps, while other compounds caused continuous wing-fanning and/or flight (Haynes 1988).
We chose to study malathion because it can be [simultaneously] measured in .
The report, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, said that malathion, which is used in products such as Derbac-M and Prioderm, should now be used as the 'first line treatment for head louse infection in Wales'.
The parents collected two daily urine samples from each child, and the researchers tested the samples for by-products of malathion, chlorpyrifos, and several less-common organophosphates.
In 1999 and 2000, helicopters buzzed below the tree line, spraying the malathion concoction over children playing in parks and people strolling through their neighborhoods.
The Mayor and Town Council did make some effort to control the mosquito nuisance some weeks earlier by fogging with malathion, but because of the high cost associated with acquiring this insecticide, this could not be continued.
of SLE (1,967 cases in 1975 and 247 cases in 1990, mostly in Florida [31]) have resulted in aerial applications of insecticides, primarily malathion.
A new, environmentally friendly insecticide called spinosad may soon become a widely accepted alternative to the malathion sprays used today for fighting insect pests such as the Mediterranean fruit fly.
It was replaced with malathion, which is very toxic to fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates, although less so than fenthion.