Malathion is the pesticide in the prescription Ovide used to treat head lice


Malathion Information Sheet
Read the manufacturer's "fine print" before you consider using this pesticide on your family.

This Widely Used Pesticide May Increase Your Risk of COVID.

"A review in Food and Chemical Toxicology suggests organophosphorus pesticides may increase the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to cause COVID, especially among vulnerable people with underlying medical conditions." - The Defender


Ban entire pesticide class to protect children's health, experts say.

"Ban entire pesticide class to protect children's health, experts say Evidence is ‘compelling’ that organophosphates increase risk of reduced IQs, memory and attention deficits, and autism for prenatal children." - The Guardian


AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study.

"Over the past four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findings expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used." - The Associated Press


Malathion - A carcinogen? New data have become available, and these have been taken into consideration in the present evaluation.


What prompts people to test insecticide malathion on children? In this case children 6-24 months of age?


The Food and Drug Administration WARNS the makers of OVIDE® (malathion)

FDA WARNING LETTER to TARO regarding malathion product OVIDE®


Clinical trial on children terminated because of lack of enrollment.


Pollutants Contaminate The Blood Of Federal Politicians


NRDC says no to malathion in head lice shampoos

Malathion Testing for Infants. A VERY BAD IDEA


Malathion Resistance in the Human Head Louse

National Resources Defense Council Comments

Malathion Poisoning Clinical Resources


NRDC Comments

Toxic Profile for Malathion as published by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry