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Re: GBlist: Malathion
The PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America)
website has some excellent resources for information on most any
pesticide you're likely to be interested in.
from the main page, select the "Health and Environmental Impacts"
link, the PESTIS database or the ExToxNet fact sheets should give you
a good overview.
I would certainly take any reference to widespread aerial application
of malathion as heing "harmlese" with a large grain of salt.
Hope this helps. I would be interested in any followups about the
spraying campaign. Good luck!
- Mark -
> Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 19:43:06 -0400
> From: Solar Girl <email@example.com>
> Organization: http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/7540/index.html
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: GBlist: Malathion
> As readers may have heard, Tampa is in the midst of a med-fly
> "epidemic." Tomorrow and for the next 8 Saturdays, my property and I
> will be exposed to an involuntary aerial spray of the
> insecticide malathion.
> Tampa-ites are being constantly reassured that malathion is
> harmless, which I find very difficult to believe, since they warn that
> it can take the paint off one's car!
> I would appreciate hearing what any readers out there know about
> malathion. Any California "med-fly" vets out there?
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