From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ACS Webinar today: Chemophobia: How We Became Afraid of Chemicals and What to Do About It
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:16:18 -0400
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I just noticed that there will be an ACS webinar today of possible interest to Division members. It is on Chemophobia:

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.

Registration information is available at

- 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

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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