SCI275 Risk Assessment Presentation

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You are a member of the Genericville City Council. A proposal has been brought before the council to use the insecticide spray to control the mosquito population. Before a vote may occur, you have been asked to conduct a risk assessment of Malathion to present to the council. • Create an outline of the risk of using Malathion according to the four steps of risk assessment presented in Figure 4.1 of Visualizing Environmental Science. o Hazard identification o Dose-response o Exposure o Risk characterization • Select a position to present to the city council. • Deliver a 3- to 5-minute multimedia presentation evaluating the risk of Malathion based on your outline. The presentation must be in a format that may be easily accessed and viewed by the council members. Acceptable formats or applications are Prezi®, Glogster®, Microsoft® PowerPoint®, and so forth. • Explain the reasoning for your position based on the four steps of risk assessment. Consider any relevant political, social, and

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NameClassDateMalathion Pesticide Controls Mosquitoes Low Human Toxicity Malathion should be UsedHazard Identification Slightly Toxic Potential Risk for Cholinesterase Inhibition Exposure through Inhalation, Ingestion, andAbsorption Potential Risk of cancerDose-Response Assessment Short Term Exposure Leads to Headaches, Nausea,Dizziness, and Diarrhea Chronic Exposure Causes Detectable Mutations inCells. Suggestive Evidence of Causing Cancer (DOH, 2010). Gastrointestinal Problems in NewbornsExposure Assessment Risk of Exposure First Day Degrades in Six Hours Degradation in Soil Varies Depending on Conditions(NPIC, 2010). Dermal Exposure Most SignificantRisk Characterization Chronic Oral Exposure (Rfd) is 16 mg/day No Adverse Effect Level for Humans Vote Yes to Malathion ProgramReferences Department of Health. (2010).Information Sheet:Malathion and Mosquito Control. RetrievedFebruary 22, 2012 fromhttp://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2740/ National Pesticide Information Center. (2010). MalathionGeneral Fact Sheet. RetrievedFebruary 22, 2012 fromhttp://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/malagen.pdf Sinclair, W. (2006). Malathion Medical Research. RetrievedFebruary 22, 2012 fromhttp://www.chem-tox.com/malathion/research/Name: SCI275 Risk Assessment PresentationDescription:You are a member of the Genericville City Council. A proposal has been brought before the

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