I don’t want people to misunderstand when I post about things like aluminium.
I am well aware of this “everything’s a chemical” spiel.
Everything is nature.
People hate me for pointing this out but even the urban environment, is still AN environment. It’s an ecosystem. Pigeons and rats have been evolving into and for this environment, as have humans.
We don’t take to it as well because our brains are more complex (and the genes that produce features such as our brains) so “cocktail effects” must be observed too (post-Industrial Revolution we have a high level of pollution which includes chemicals in the soil – in the food). When a rat’s brain goes wrong, it starves or dies randomly. It doesn’t really matter. When our brains go wrong, we have birth defects, people going postal or nukes destroy the planet. Human behaviour is important to study when it comes to chemicals and obviously this relates to health.
I am not being paranoid or anti-chemical in the scientific sense.