Tagged: chemophobia

Nomenclature nonsense, chemical fail - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Apr 11, 2017

On the stuff page today, Dr Libby was asked how someone could reduce their exposure to chemicals. While she distinguished between ‘natural’ & ‘synthetic’ chemicals, sadly, ‘natural’ doesn’t always equate to ‘safe’ or ‘good for you’ (as the list of plants growing in the Poison Garden in the UK makes clear). Similarly, there may be no difference … Read More

100% Natural and Chemical Free - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Mar 13, 2015

This afternoon, the Advertising Standards Authority released their decision to uphold an interesting complaint regarding advertisements for a couple of cleaning products on a website. Here is the ASA’s description of how the products were described on the website: The Wendyl’s website (http://wendyls.co.nz/) for “100% natural cleaning and beauty products” advertised their products as having […] … Read More

Those "Scary" Chemicals Again - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 26, 2013

Below is an excellent article by Professor Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society addressing the paranoia about “chemicals” in our food and environment. I don’t think Einstein had chemical anxiety or the number of chemicals in our urine in mind when he famously stated that “not everything that counts can be measured and not everything that … Read More