Chemophobia is usually over the top, but there is another side to it – sometimes substances truly are harmful, if the circumstances are right.
Chemophobia tends to really irritate me. Such as when people avoid products because of perfectly good ingredients which happen to be marked with a number.
Andy Brunning makes beautiful infographics. Here is one about the chemicals in lipstick.
The area of natural lifestyle promotion tends to be chock-full of odd misconceptions about how things work. Take shampoo, for example. A basic, ‘commercial’ shampoo is basically a detergent intended to strip hair from excess oil accumulated on it.