What is IARC?
The International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) creates working groups to periodically consider lifestyles, workplaces, and compounds that may have carcinogenicity potential. Unlike U.S. EPA and the World Health Organization body responsible for pesticides, IARC classifications are not risk assessments.

Working groups are made up of scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. IARC staff select studies from the published literature – which may not include GLP research submitted to pesticide regulators. Over the course of 1 week, IARC working group members consider the selected literature and provide a score.