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“How safe is our food?  The number of chemicals in use is far outpacing scientific analysis…there are between 60-thousand and 70-thousand chemicals produced and used commercially, worldwide. Of those, there is only toxicity information available for about 14-thousand, and only fifty-five hundred have been analyzed to determine whether they cause cancer. Add to this, between 700 and 1,000 new chemicals coming to market every year. The workload is much higher than toxicologists can handle.”

 — Dr. Laurie Chan, toxicologist and UNBC professor


The scientific researchers at Chemical-Free-Life.org have over 25 years experience using survey analysis, observational studies, focus groups, meta-analysis and other methodologies to study the link between potentially problematic chemicals of concern and consumer perceptions and behavior, public health issues, and subsequent economic and social consequences.  They also have experience designing and conducting scientific research studies for nonprofit organizations advocating for change in synthetic and industrialized chemicals in the food, personal care products, pet products, household products, and general environment. Expertise includes research design, survey development, data collection, statistical analyses, and reporting (including user-friendly executive summaries and press releases).

The founders of Chemical-Free-Life.org began researching the link between synthetic and industrialized food chemicals back in the 1980‘s.  As scientific researchers, authors and consultants they have studied and educated the public on this topic ever since.  For over the past quarter of a century they have published journal articles and books, presented at scientific and professional conferences, and designed and conducted seminars and workshops, training clients and the general public about the link between problematic synthetic chemicals and health-related concerns. More recently they expanded their public education efforts to produce FATAL, the Food Additives to Avoid Listing guide for consumers.  The additives listing guide is part of CFL’s frequently cited book on the topic, a science-based user-friendly handbook designed to help consumers avoid potentially harmful chemicals of concern in their food and the adverse symptoms that have been associated with them.

Behind the scenes the collaborative public education effort brings together professionals and supporters from richly varied backgrounds including scientific researchers, business owners, environmentalists, technology professionals, directors, writers, community outreach leaders, musicians, university faculty, artists, food safety activists, filmmakers, students, and private citizens who want to make a difference.


Chemical-Free-Life.org is proud to be a partner in the efforts of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.