Fighting back against misconceptions of chemicals

03/12/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

Chemicals are often portrayed as harmful in nature when they are in fact essential building blocks for all matter, and particularly consumer materials, writes Dorea Reeser. "Because of this chemicals are often advertised as the bane of our existence. I think everyone, even those of us who are irked by this popular misuse of the term 'chemical,' must be reminded that absolutely everything is a chemical," she writes.

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