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Chemophobia is the fear of chemicals. It is often due to traumatic experiences in the past associated with it, like getting burned or getting clothes ruined by spilling or splashing chemicals onto them. The common reason for the development of chemophobia is the presence of toxic chemicals, especially the sufferer who had even got poisoned by them. Sufferers would avoid using chemicals, including paint, Windex, and even soap, as well as avoid studying chemistry.