Putting a wiff of danger in the air
Fresh air what is that? some like us to believe that it is a chemical blend of hundreds of chemicals in mixes to make a scent to lure our nose and brain that there is something pleasant going on, while the truth is that fresh air is mother natures own blend created to make us live a healthy life, and it does not contain any fragrance at all. It is color free and scent free.
Faximilie Daily Mail 3 September 2015 “Chemical sprays, plug-ins and gels for home perfuming are hugely popular but investigators warn that they can include an array of hazardous substances which may cause lung damage and tumours, interfere with our hormones and cause such lifelong problems as asthma. Last month, a study involving Public Health England’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, warned that plug-in air fresheners produce ‘considerable’ levels of formaldehyde: described by the US government’s National Toxicology Program as a known ‘human carcinogen’. It is most closely linked with cancers of the nose and throat and at the very least, it can also cause sore throats, coughs, scratchy eyes and nosebleeds. It is not the only chemical to fear in air fresheners. Other basic ingredients include petroleum products and such chemicals as p-dichlorobenzene, which hardly bring to mind summer meadows, vanilla pods and sultry spices.” Daily Mail
If you want fresh air you should open a window.
It is also found that air fragranceing can harm your baby even before it is born so that the child get lung problems and expericnce breathing problems.
“In 2013, after a study of more than 2,000 pregnant women, the International Journal of Public Health reported that women who used air fresheners in their homes were significantly more likely to have babies that suffered from wheezing and lung infections.” Daily Mail
The use of air fragrance can also cause other health issues like nausea, headaches, migraine, depression and many more.
“A 2007 study also found that using air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of asthma in adults. The same report found that the risk of developing asthma was up to 50 per cent higher in people who had been exposed to air-freshener sprays.
Many air fresheners also contain substances called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), characterised by their low boiling points which mean they form vapour or gas at room temperature. Experts warn that these can increase the risk of asthma.
Another common ingredient is naphthalene, which has been shown to cause tissue damage and cancer in the lungs of rats and mice in laboratory studies.
Not all of the ingredients used in the actual perfumes are fully listed and critics claim that these can each be made up of several hundred different chemicals.
In March, a team of experts tested six scented candles, with such aromas as clean cotton, strawberry and kiwi fruit.
Behind their delicious labels, however, lay a host of potentially dangerous industrial chemicals, including formaldehyde at levels which, with long-term exposure, are known to raise the risk of respiratory problems and cancer.
The candles also gave off significant levels of VOCs. Furthermore, the study warned that you don’t even need to light such candles because simple evaporation will enable them to pollute your home. Most scented candles are made with paraffin, which brings other problems. The oil by-product gives off ultra-fine soot particles containing acetone, benzene and toluene, usually seen in diesel emissions, and known carcinogens.” Daily Mail
And if you think insence is any safer…
“Burning incense releases tiny chemical particles which can become trapped in our lungs, causing potentially dangerous inflammatory reactions. The research also found that incense particles from commonly used ingredients agarwood and sandalwood are more toxic to our cells’ DNA than tobacco smoke.” Daily Mail
Perhaps it is time to stop this habit of using air scenting and fragrancing in all?
“Air is the Earth’s atmosphere. Air around us is a mixture of 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. There is an average of about 1% water vapour. It is the clear gas in which living things live and breathe. It has an indefinite shape and volume. It has no color or smell. It has mass and weight. It is a matter as it has mass and weight. Air creates atmosphere pressure. There is no air in the vacuum and cosmos.” Wikipedia
We need air tor breathe and live, not fragrance chemicals.
Read the whole article at Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3220306/Why-air-fresheners-scented-candles-wreck-health-cause-cancerous-DNA-mutations-asthma.html
And at Wikipedia