Lynne Peeples, Huffington Post
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Organic phosphates are "among the most poisonous chemicals in the world," Rachel Carson suggested 50 years ago in "Silent Spring."
Carson wrote about the "dangerous interaction of chemicals," specifically how malathion and other organophosphates, when combined, were 50 times more toxic than their effects simply added together. She explained that the "toxicity of an organic phosphate can be increased by a second agent that is not necessarily an insecticide," pointing to plasticizing agents like the controversial compound bisphenol A.