chemicals : Common Errors in English

About chemicals

Markets offering “” produce claim it has been raised “without chemicals.” News stories fret about “chemicals in our water supply.” This common error in usage indicates quite clearly the lamentable level of scientific literacy in our population. Everything on earth save a few stray subatomic particles and various kinds of energy (and—if you believe in it—pure spirit) is composed of chemicals. Pure water consists of the chemical dihydrogen oxide. Vitamins and minerals are chemicals. In the broadest sense, even simple elements like nitrogen can be called chemicals. Writers who use this term sloppily contribute to the obfuscation of public debate over such serious issues as pollution and malnutrition.

chemicals in News

  1. Crop Protection Chemicals Market By Types, By Crop Types, By Geography: Global Trends and Forecast To 2018

    DUBLIN, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g4s979/crop_protection ) has announced the addition of the "Crop Protection Chemicals Market ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Research and Markets: Construction Chemicals Market in India - Manufacturers' Report 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Construction Chemicals Market in India 2013" report to thei
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Most-Needed Chemicals for New Disruptive Electronics and Electrics: De-risk Your Investment

    DUBLIN, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kcjxdl/mostneeded)has announced the addition of the "Most-Needed Chemicals for New Disruptive ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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