Malathion is an organophosphate insecticide which acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.
- Malathion is an insecticide in the chemical family known as organophosphates. Products containing malathion are used outdoors to control a wide variety of insects in agricultural settings and around people’s homes. Malathion has also been used in public health mosquito control and fruit fly eradication programs.
- None have been listed.
- No side effects are known.
- Not known.
- In the USSR, it was known as carbophos, in New Zealand and Australia as maldison and in South Africa as mercaptothion.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malathion