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:
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:
As the website says,
The reality boils down to six points:
- You can’t lead a chemical-free life.
- Natural isn’t always good for you and man-made chemicals are not inherently dangerous.
- Synthetic chemicals are not causing many cancers and other diseases.
- ‘Detox’ is a marketing myth.
- We need man-made chemicals.
- We are not just subjects in an unregulated, uncontrolled environment, there are checks in place.
Thank you Sense About Science; I’m convinced.