ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LIX
Written by Yakup Onur KOCA, Ahmet Onder USTUNDAG, Melis YALCIN

Malathion is an organophosphorus insecticide and has been used in public health and agriculture since World War II (1945). It has been intensively treated on crops against warehouse and storehouse pests and other many organisms over years. But the risk of its usage could not be determined completely for ecosystem and human health. Many studies have shown that the potential carcinogenicity potential of malathion and similar compounds because of the direct usage in agricultural products and it also had indirectly contamination (water, soil and air pollution) while and after malathion application in the agriculture and public health issues. In this review, the directly effect of malathion on some experimental animals is studied how malathion negatively affected body weight, cerebral alterations and reproductive system on rats. Furthermore, the pesticide had alteration of protein, fat and energy metabolisms, and oxidative balance. There are many results about indirect effects of malathion on human life and pesticide residues on animal products (honey, milk and meat) from livestock, bees, fishes and poultry. Besides, malathion has been observed in many vegetables such as onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. Consequently, we recommend that direct and indirect malathion effects on human life should be investigated practically more in the near future.

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