Medical Dictionary

chemophobia

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noun che·mo·pho·bia \-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of chemophobia

  1. :  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. Safe, The New England Journal of Medicine, 30 Oct. 1997


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