cocktail effect
 n.— «She also mentioned what some researchers call the “cocktail” effect—one toxin in one product alone may not be very harmful, but when that product is combined with other toxins in various products, the effect could be dangerous.» —“Ban carcinogens in cosmetics: BCAM” by Kristin Morency The Suburban (St. Laurent, QC, Canada) Nov. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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