Chemophobia: How We Became Afraid of Chemicals and What to Do About It
August 11, 2016
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’, and the damage it can cause in this interactive webinar. We’ll examine its evolutionary roots, the factors keeping it alive today and how to fight chemophobia successfully.
What You Will Learn
- Origins of chemophobia as an irrational psychological quirk
- Chemistry teachers, Walter White, materialism and advertisements are all fuelling chemophobia today
- Fighting chemophobia needs to be positive, respectful, multifaceted, and good for consumers
The Fine Print
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