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

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“Chemophobia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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