Malathion 'probably carcinogenic' to humans, WHO agency concludes

March 21, 2015 2:41 AM

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Malathion 'probably carcinogenic' to humans, WHO agency concludes

An agency of the World Health Organization says malathion, an insecticide used in Winnipeg to kill adult mosquitoes, is "probably carcinogenic" to people.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized agency of WHO, announced Friday that malathion and another insecticide, diazinon, have been classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

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