Colloquially, chemicals are mostly synthetically manufactured substances that have certain substance properties that can be harmful to human health. Messages like “chemicals in everyday products” are automatically associated with health risks, although chemicals are not bad per se. Rather, due to their special material properties, they are often used for specific purposes. However, it is not uncommon to see undesirable health effects such as plasticizers, flame retardants or pesticides. Since some chemicals also degrade naturally only very poorly, they accumulate in the environment and thus also in the human organism. In principle, these substances can be assumed to have a particularly high health risk and massive effects on the environment. (fp)

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