The complete list of chemical-free products!!!

The internet is filled with the advertisement of chemical-free consumer products. The beauty/health gurus in the industry promote their liked/sponsored products as chemical-free. Alexander F. G. Goldberg (https://twitter.com/AlexFGoldberg) and CJ Chemjobber (https://twitter.com/Chemjobber), two well-known chemistry bloggers/twitter personalities published a comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products. This article urges the manufactures to think again about branding their products as “chemical-free” since there is no such thing as chemical-free.

A Comprehensive Overview Chemical-free Consumer Products

Manufacturers of consumer products, in particular edibles and cosmetics, have broadly employed the term ‘Chemical free’ in marketing campaigns and on product labels. Such characterization is often incorrectly used to imply — and interpreted to mean — that the product in question is healthy, derived from natural sources, or otherwise free from synthetic components. We have examined and subjected to rudimentary analysis an exhaustive number of such products, including but not limited to lotions and cosmetics, herbal supplements, household cleaners, food items, and beverages. Herein are described all those consumer products, to our knowledge, that are appropriately labelled as ‘Chemical-free’.

Read more in http://blogs.nature.com/thescepticalchymist/2014/06/a-chemical-free-paper.html

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