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Chemophobia

Neil Eisberg, Editor, 19/02/2020

Ask any non-chemist or scientist about chemicals and often as not they will say they don’t like them. In fact a recent survey published in Nature Chemistry1 found that almost 40% of Europeans want to ‘live in a world where chemical substances don’t exist’. For any chemist or scientist, the paradox is clear – the fact that everyone and everything is comprised of chemicals has passed most of society by.

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