Dangers of Chemophobia

“Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine,” by By Michelle M. Francl.
The dangerous chemophobia behind its popular story about childhood arthritis: Meadows…suffers from a condition that makes it difficult to be an equal-opportunity skeptic and infinitely harder to make informed decisions about her son’s treatment: chemophobia. An irrational fear of chemicals, which drives her to let a friend of a friend—a social worker and massage therapist—prescribe her son’s drug treatment. Read the full article in Slate.

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