Chemical free or chemical-free is a term used in marketing to imply that a product is safe, healthy or environmentally friendly because it only contains natural ingredients. From a chemist’s perspective, the term is a misnomer, as all substances and objects are composed entirely of chemicals and energy. The term chemical is roughly a synonym for matter, and all substances, such as water and air, are chemicals.
Here’s a question: given that our glorious “capitalist” system is driven by what amounts to PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING pandering to the scientifically illiterate, how is all the blather about the (supposed) importance of STEM — “Science, technology, engineering & math” — anything other than glorified turd-polishing?
Whoever came up with the buzz-phrase “chemical-free” should be forced to do a “beer-bong” with hydrofluoric acid.