Volume 93 Issue 23 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 8, 2015 | Web Date: June 5, 2015

Brits Hold Positive Views Of Chemistry

Survey: U.K. public says benefits of the science and industry outweigh harms
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: public attitudes toward chemistry, chemicals, chemists, U.K., scientific literacy

A Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) survey on attitudes toward chemistry in the U.K. has found that a majority of the general public is positive about the subject, especially the impacts of the chemical industry. The findings surprised U.K. chemists, more than half of whom thought that the majority of survey respondents would say all chemicals are harmful.

When asked, only one-third of U.K. chemists said . . .

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