Malathion is recommended by CDC for people with head lice. It is an organophosphate insecticide.
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.
A review published in Food and Chemical Toxicology suggests organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) may increase the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to cause COVID-19, especially among vulnerable individuals with underlying medical conditions. Organophosphorus pesticides (OP) have a wide range of biological uses that makes these chemicals ubiquitous, significantly contaminating both terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water) environments.
However, OPs are highly toxic, originating from the same compounds as World War II nerve agents. Moreover, OPs are one of the leading causes of poisoning globally. Therefore, it is vital to understand how OPs exposure will impact human health in conjunction with other immunologically compromising diseases like COVID-19.Originally published by Beyond Pesticides.