Misled by chemical myths

23 July 2014

This article, posted to Sense About Science, states “People are still being misled by chemical myths. This needs to stop. We urge everyone to stop repeating misconceptions about chemicals. The presence of a chemical isn’t a reason for alarm. The effect of a chemical depends on the dose“.

They have created a number of posters to illustrate this point, pointing out that a number of foods that contain natural chemicals that could be toxic to humans, but depend on the dose, e.g., apricot seed contain cyanide, apple contains amygdalin (in seeds), pears contain formaldehyde, potatoes contain solanin, etc.

They make the point that our diets are never chemical free, for fruit and vegetables are full of chemicals, which they illustrate.

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