Is chemophobia the fear of chemicals promoted by the forces of ignorance among the majority of Americans who are scientifically-naive on the threshold of winning the war? The past week gives disturbing indications that science is on the retreat.
Shouldn t the NYTimes Science section concern itself with, you know, science? Yet here s another toxic alarm from a well-known purveyor of scares about hypothetical chemical threats: this time it s flame retardants, again.