chemophobia

noun
che·​mo·​pho·​bia | \ -ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce chemophobia (audio) \

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

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“Chemophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemophobia. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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