The Hidden Danger of Organic Phosphates

Author: NEOL

Organophosphates, or organic phosphates, are a family of chemicals that contain a phosphate group, bound to either sulphur or oxygen by a double covalent bond. These compounds have various applications in the industry, including pesticides and insecticides, plastics, engine lubricants and hydraulic fluids. Though very effective, OPs are incredibly toxic to life on earth, including humans.

In this paper we discuss the neurotoxicity of organic phosphates upon their release from car exhausts into the atmosphere, why they are added to lubricants, and their potential contribution to increasing incidence of cognitive issues in the general population. 

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