Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

The scent mania makes ill personell


Airport smelled too good – staff sick

They had installed designer fragrance in the Tax Free area at Landvetter airport in December 2012 and it became too strong. Several of the staff got sick. Now the case is reported to the Swedish Work Environment Authority.

They installed four scent machines inside the duty-free shop. The machines went on maximum power and a risk assessment was not made.

After several of the staff had problems with dry eyes, nasal congestion, and nosebleeds hit Swedish Labour Inspection Authority alarm. Two of them were forced to take asthma medications.

Now, the employer must arrange health track and also arrange for odor source either be removed or the ventilation is enhanced.


I must say it is madness to install such scent puffing machines. It makes the area unavailable to those who already have asthma, allergy and sensitivity, and it also makes those not sensitive become ill. If someone have ones developed asthma in adult age it is for life. Those People here are maybe forced to change occupation now after the employer have gone over the limit of what their bodies can stand.

I myself can not enter a perfume store at all. And even less a store using fragrance marketing. A store with both perfume and scent marketing together is like hell ten times.

We are designed to Breathe air not fragrance.

Read more on reactions in a perfume store

Author: Annelie

I like canoeing, photographing, friends, movies, food, humor, and going on trips. I dislike rudeness, dishonesty, violence, nastyness, and people not caring for others. I do not drink much, I do not smoke and I do not do drugs. I love friends who are kind to me and stick with me. If you want to give me a gift, the best gift is to stop smoking and stop using fragranced products. Then you give me health and that dear friend, is the best gift a person can get. It is a gift of love. I got asthma and I am hearing disabled.

3 thoughts on “The scent mania makes ill personell

  1. I don’t understand why people feel the need to use air fresheners. Businesses who use air fresheners don’t get my business.


  2. The employees can sue the maker of the machine &the maker of scent. I hav MCS for over 20 yrs, one of the first herein MN. The MDs thought it was all in the head, of course. I am alone in life so i must go to stores, I wear a TB mask and PAPR when it for a longer time. The best MD suggestion told to me..” Just breathe thr the mouth” Never went back to him/it! Lol


    • It is rude not to trust people when they say they become ill from fragrance chemicals and substances. It is not so that just because it smells nice it is not harmful. Like I use to say:

      A fart smell badly, but I do not get sick from it.
      Perfume mostly smell nice, but I get breathing problems from it.

      It is the content / substans of the smell we get ill from, not the smell itself.


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