Wednesday, September 12, 2012

100% Chemical Free

This is my winning entry for the 2011 Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing.

“How to create a safe and chemical-free home” advises the Queenstown Lakes district council.  Natural Pools NZ in turn, offers “chemical-free swimming”, and a “chemical-free cosmetic” is touted on our evening news. These are some of the many examples of what Chemical and Engineering News has dubbed as the age of “chemophobia”, or the irrational and unsubstantiated fear of chemistry and chemicals.

read the rest at The Listener

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