Introducing Sense About Science

Sense About Science is a British

charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.

Sense About Science aims to

Make sense of science and evidence

Provide quick help and advice

Make a fuss about things that are wrong

Represent the public interest in sound science

Activate networks of scientists and others in defence of evidence

One of the ways Sense About Science provides quick help and advice is by making sense of chemical stories:

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This guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and suggests straightforward ways for people to evaluate them. – See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/making-sense-of-chemical-stories.html#sthash.Vl1vFDlJ.dpuf
This guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and suggests straightforward ways for people to evaluate them. – See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/making-sense-of-chemical-stories.html#sthash.Vl1vFDlJ.dpuf

Sense About Science published a guide that

flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and suggests straightforward ways for people to evaluate them.

There is also a selection of very colourful and informative posters:

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As the website says,

The reality boils down to six points:

  1. You can’t lead a chemical-free life.
  2. Natural isn’t always good for you and man-made chemicals are not inherently dangerous.
  3. Synthetic chemicals are not causing many cancers and other diseases.
  4. ‘Detox’ is a marketing myth.
  5. We need man-made chemicals.
  6. We are not just subjects in an unregulated, uncontrolled environment, there are checks in place.

Thank you Sense About Science; I’m convinced.

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