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  • n  a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites

  • Meanwhile, the insecticide barrage had been augmented by dieldrin, parathion, heptachlor, malathion and other fearful compounds many times stronger than DDT, all of which the .
  • Despite assurances that the insecticide poses no threat to humans, many people object to the state's program of spraying malathion from helicopters over a 400-sq.
  • Those insecticides not dependent on the compound, like malathion, are also construct ed of toxic molecules.
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  • Japan copes with tainted food outbreak
    In what appears to be a country-wide outbreak of food poisoning, 350 people in Japan have been sickened by the pesticide malathion after eating frozen chicken teriyaki with mayonnaise, cream corn croquettes or pizza, according to a police investigation.        
    Jan. 8, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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