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Malathion (C10H19O6PS2)

1. Malathion (real chemical name Dimethoxy Phosphino Thioyl Butaneodic acid Diethyl Ester) is a compound including:
Carbon
Hydrogen
Oxygen
Phosphorus
Sulfur

2. Malathion is a liquid that varies from colorless to brown and has a skunk like odor.

3. Malathion is an insecticide used primarily for mosquito and med fly control.

4. Short-term exposures to high levels of malathion can effect the nervous system and may cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness and blurred vision. Repeated skin contact has been associated with skin rash. Very preliminary studies indicate that malathion is carcinogenic and has a link with increased incidence of leukemia.

5. Austin Air filters have a high capacity for this particular substance and will provide a good service adsorbing Malathion from the environment.

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