Atoms are the building blocks of all matter, and atoms combine together to make chemical compounds. There are many safe and natural chemicals such as water (dihydrogen monoxide), breathable oxygen (dioxygen), and table salt (sodium chloride) to name a few.
The fallacy of chemophobia is when the word chemical is taken to mean a harmful substance, or when a chemical name like dihydrogen monoxide is believed to be harmful without understanding what that chemical is or what its effects might be.
To make matters more complicated, it is the dose that makes the poison. Chemicals that we consider dangerous are still safe in extremely small amounts and ones we consider safe (like water for example) are deadly if consumed in extremely large amounts.
If you are worried about something because it contains "chemicals" or because it contains a long chemical name that you don't fully understand, then you are committing the fallacy of chemophobia.
Don't eat that! It contains chemicals!
These muffins contain monocalcium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate. They're toxic!
The reason there are so many gay people now is because it's a chemical warfare operation. I have the government documents where they said they're going to encourage homosexuality with chemicals so people don't have children.Context: The Alex Jones Show
They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosol [sic] is no risk. Make sense?
McDonald's french fries found to contain Silly Putty ingredient and petroleum chemical.
According to Vani Hari, more commonly known as the "Food Babe" who helped bring Subway's bread ingredients into the spotlight in 2014 for their use of a substance that's also used in yoga mats, dimethylpolysiloxane should be avoided.
There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever.
Processed food in America contains chemicals that are banned in Europe.
Let's start with sodium nitrite, or as I like to call it, "science salt." It's found in hamburgers and hot dogs and according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, it's probably cancer-causing to humans.
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