Monday, May 16, 2016

Three pesticides pass carcinogen review

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) say glyphosate, diazinon and malathion are “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans” exposed to it through food. 

Having reviewed the scientific evidence, the joint WHO/FAO committee also said glyphosate is unlikely to be genotoxic in humans. In other words, it is not likely to have a destructive effect on cells’ genetic material.

Diazinon and malathion were also found to be unlikely to be carcinogenic.

The agencies’ committees met last week to review the scientific evidence.