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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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2004); no significant or suggestive correlations with use were observed for demeton-S, fonofos, diazinon, disulfoton, methyl parathion, fenitrothion, or malathion.
Methyl parathion is one of the most used organophosphorus pesticides.
Clark (1986) dosed little brown myotis and big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) by stomach intubation with methyl parathion.
Methyl parathion exposure has been shown to cause neurological and physiological damage to humans, and these effects may be more serious in children.
The two locations where they purchased methyl parathion were the Dollar Store (4 individuals) and Juarez (4 individuals).
Bayer widely promoted its methyl parathion formulation, know as "Folidol", throughout Peru, targeting its marketing on use in Andean crops cultivated primarily by small farmers, the great majority of whom speak Quechua only and are illiterate.
The first chemicals sacrificed under this stringent new system were the pesticides methyl parathion (banned from use on all fruits and many vegetables) and azinphos methyl (reduced on peaches and pears) in 1999.
Banning food uses of methyl parathion was considered by CU to be successful because it "eliminated at a single stroke twenty-nine percent of the total score for all residues in all foods tested," the report states.
Last summer EPA took the first actions under the new law against two pesticides that posed the greatest threats to children at that time: methyl parathion and azinphos methyl.
This study examined depressive symptoms among victims of south Mississippi's methyl parathion disaster.
The new ruling, which will take effect next spring, bans most uses of methyl parathion, a pesticide commonly applied to apples, peaches, pears, grapes, nectarines, cherries, plums, carrots, and certain peas and beans, among other foods.