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chemophobia

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noun che·mo·pho·bia \ -ˈfō-bē-ə \

medical Definition of chemophobia

:abnormal or excessive fear of chemicals
  • Chemophobia, the unreasonable fear of chemicals, is a common public reaction to scientific or media reports suggesting that exposure to various environmental contaminants may pose a threat to health.
  • —Stephen H. SafeThe New England Journal of Medicine30 Oct. 1997

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