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Debunking Chemical Myths

May 20, 2014 1672

Making Sense of Chemical Stories

Sense About Science have launched the new edition of their public guide ‘Making Sense of Chemical Stories’ this week, debunking chemical myths and explaining the chemical realities.

Leading scientists, toxicologists and dieticians explain:

1. You can’t lead a chemical-free life
2. Natural isn’t always good for you and man-made chemicals are not inherently dangerous
3. Synthetic chemicals are not causing many cancers and other diseases
4. ‘Detox’ is a marketing myth
5. We need man-made chemicals
6. We are not just subjects in an unregulated, uncontrolled environment, there are checks in place

You find the full version of the guide here and find out more about their work at SenseAboutScience.


Sense About Science is a registered charity founded in 2002, to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. We help the public and policy makers in their use of scientific evidence. We tackle misconceptions and respond to public questions on scientific and medical issues. With over 5,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs, we work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence. Through award-winning public campaigns, we share the tools of scientific thinking and scrutiny. Our activities and publications are used and shaped by community groups, policy makers, civic bodies, patient organisations, information services, writers, publishers, educators and health services.

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