WHO agency: Popular weed killer a probable carcinogen

March 20, 2015 9:54 PM

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WHO agency: Popular weed killer a probable carcinogen

IARC, the French-based cancer research department of WHO, released its findings Friday after studying the carcinogenicity of five insecticides and herbicides.

The study classified glyphosate, which is found in weed killers like Roundup, and insecticides malathion and diazinon, as probably carcinogenic to humans. Insecticides tetrachlorvinphos and parathion were classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

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