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Frisk luft, hva er det? – Fresh air, what is it?

Forskjellen ren luft utgjør

 

 

Jeg mener ikke å forminske matallergi, men dette er virkeligheten for alle med lungesjukdommer som blir sjuke av forurenset luft i denne duft og parfymegale verden. Godlukt sa du? Det er kjemikalier, ikke luft, det er å tilsette stoffer i luften som ikke har der å gjøre.  I daglig tale kalles det forurensning.

I tillegg til pustevansker kan det medføre kraftig hodepine, migrene, såre og rennende øyne, hoste, allergisk snue, mv.

Vi er konstruert for å puste luft, ikke noe annet.

Vi kan ikke la være å puste for å verne oss til du bestemmer deg for å ikke forurense luften. Bli parfymefri!

In English

The difference clean air make

I do not mean to diminish food allergy, but this is the reality for all having lung disease in this scent maniac world.

Nice smell you said? It is chemicals, not air, fragrancing is to add substances to the air that has nothing to do there. In daily communication it is called pollution.

In addition to breathing difficulties scented air causes headaches, migraine, runny pinful eyes and nose, cough, and more.

We are constructed to breathe air, nothing else.

We can’t stop breathing to protect ourselves until you decide to stop polluting the air. GO FRAGRANCE-FREE!

#allergy #allergi #asthma #astma #fragrancemarketing #scentmarketing #airfreshener #sensorybranding #fragrance #perfume #parfyme #parfym #parfum #astmaallergi


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Nå har det skjedd igjen. Jeg måtte på doen, og jeg sprang inn på bensinstasjonen like ved, det var krise. Da jeg kommer inn på toalettet ser jeg denne duftmaskinen henger på veggen og med astma er dette en helsefare, man får tette lunger og vansker med å puste og får ikke luft, men jeg hadde å velge på dette og gjøre i buksen. Ingen vil gjøre på seg så jeg måtte gå, det forstår du også, men det er kjipt å måtte velge mellom å få gå på do og astmaanfall. Samme gjelder jo for øvrig også i andre lokaler, man skal ikke måtte unngå å gå steder, og på den måten bli utelukket fra å delta.

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Bildet er tatt under mitt astmaanfall, dette er ekte.

 

I flere timer etterpå hadde jeg vanskelig å puste og måtte bruke mye medisin.

Dette handler om tilgjengelighet, et toalett som er til for publikum skal alle kunne bruke, det skal ikke være slik at kun personer uten funksjonsnedsettelse kan bruke toalettet.

Dere som produserer, selger og bruker disse produktene støtter dere gjerne på at det er godkjent av IFRA, International Fragrance Association, som hevder dette er greit og ikke gir allergi og sjukdom. Det dere må forstå er at IFRA er en interesseorganisasjon for parfymeindustrien og de går industriens ærend, de er ikke interesseorganisasjon for oss med astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr og andre sensitiviteter. Uansett hva de påstår så er ikke dette trygge produkter for oss. Jeg er et levende bevis for dette og jeg er bare en av veldig mange. WHO anslår at der er 300 millioner personer med astma i verdenen (tall fra 2011 slik at det er sikkert fler i dag) og i Europa er det anslått å være ca 30 millioner personer med astma (tall fra WHO og Ginasthma og The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), da er ikke alle andre lungesjukdommer og sensitiviteter medregnet i de tallene, ikke heller mcs og shr og øvrige sensitiviteter. I Norge teller man at ca 20-25% av befolkningen, ca 1 – 1,2 millioner mennesker har astma og allergi. I følge tall fra Norges Astma og Allergiforbund (NAAF) er 1,4 millioner personer i Norge sjuke av parfyme, og 0,5 % blir så sjuke av parfyme at de ikke kan deltake som alle andre gjør i samfunnet.

Jeg ga beskjed til stasjonsinnehaver om å ta den ned, alle skal kunne bruke toalettet. Ingen skal måtte velge mellom å bli sjuk og gå på toalettet, eller noen andre rom heller. For oss med astma er Ventoline en nødline og vi må dope oss med Ventolinne hele døgnet for å leve, mens andre ikke skjønner bæret og forurenser luften med parfymestoffer. I dag pga et dobesøk hos Circle K fikk jeg et kraftig astmaanfall fordi jeg måtte bruke toalettet på Circle K, det var først lite men etter 4 minutter slo det ut i full blomst og jeg hostet kraftig, trange luftrør, pipelyder da jeg FORSØKTE puste, det var ikke lett å få luft, øynene ble blodsprengte, jeg ble kraftløs og hadde oxygenbrist.  Det var problemer å få medisinen ned i nebulizern (inhalatoren du ser på bildet over) fordi jeg var i så dårlig stand, jeg var meget plaget. Da var jeg komt til kontoret og kollegene spurte masse, de visste vel ikke hva å gjøre. Etter hvert fikk jeg i meg medisinen likevel og etterpå kunne jeg snakke og forklare hvorfor det var så ille.  Skylden denne gangen var en duftmaskin på  veggen  på toalettet.

Nå vil jeg oppfordre deg som har slike på veggen i dine lokaler om å ta den ned uansett i hvilken bedrift eller sted, uansett hvor den sitter, om den er på toalettet eller annet lokale. Har produsenten fortalt deg at det ikke utløser allergi? Da er du blitt løyet til.  Den duften du sprer i rommet inneholder en masse stoffer som irriterer luftveiene i lungene og aktiviserer allergisk reaksjon, det gjør at dine kunder og besøkere blir sjuke av besøket og det henger i fra noen timer til flere dager avhengig av hvor sensitive personen er som ikke tåler det. Da man har fått et slik stort astmaanfall av et besøk hos deg da er man også mer sensitive for alt i flere dager etterpå.

Jeg vil gjøre det klinkende klart: Det har ikke betydning hvem som har satt det opp, eller hvem som leverer til hvem, det at det i hele tatt er produsert og tatt i bruk er det som er problemet. Vi er konstruert å puste luft, ikke kjemisk forurensning, det som er relevant her er at luften blir utjenlig å puste.

Jeg vil også opplyse om at det er et lovbrudd å utestenge dem som ikke tåler det i henhold til Likestillings og Diskrimineringsloven §9.

LHLorg-parfyme-diskriminering-§9-Skjermbilde

Skjermbilde av nettsiden til LHL Astma og Allergi:

“LHL mener at det må presiseres at kravet til universell utforming i diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven § 9 også omfatter tiltak for å forebygge eksponering av ulike irritanter, herunder parfymerte produkter.

LHL mener også at det bør settes av midler til forebyggende opplysningsvirksomhet slik at flere vil ta hensyn til at parfymerte produkter kan påføre andre helseskader.

LHL oppfordrer til at:

  • offentlige virksomheter innfører parfymefritt arbeidsmiljø av hensyn til brukere og de ansatte.
  • privat næringsliv og arbeidsgivere gjør det samme.
  • privatpersoner tar hensyn ved å unngå parfymerte produkter i situasjoner der man kommer tett på andre mennesker.

LHL Astma og allergi har laget en plakat som opplyser om parfymefri sone. Plakaten kan lastes ned og henges opp der det er behov for det.” LHL Astma og Allergi

FN har vedtatt tilgjengelighet og rettigheter for personer med funksjonsnedsettelse, blant annet:

“e) Recognizing that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,
h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,
j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support,
l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country,
n) Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,” UN.org

Du finner informasjon om Tilgjengelighet og Universell utforming i FNs deklarasjoner om funksjonsnedsettelser her

Hva er en funksjonsnedsettelse?
Lungesjukdommer som astma m.fl, allergi, og andre sensitiviteter er en funksjonsnedsettelse,  et handikap. Hvordan det?  Definisjonen på et handikap er:

Ifølge norske offentlige utredninger,
NOU 2005: 8 om likeverd og tilgjengelighet. Rettslig vern mot diskriminering på grunnlag av nedsatt funksjonsevne. Definert funksjonsnedsettelse som:
“Funksjonshemming oppstår når det er et gap mellom individets evner og design eller funksjon i omgivelser / miljø / bygg.”

Merk deg at det ikke står angitt spesifikt hva som er handikap, det står for eksempel ikke bevegelseshemmet, blind, døv osv, det står kun angitt hvordan noe er en funksjonsnedsettelse, et handikap. Dette er samme definisjon som er vedtatt av FN, dok er FNs versjon noe mer utvidet og gjelder alle land.

Jeg har mottatt relevant informasjon om Tilgjengelighetsloven fra Regjeringen ved FRP som var en av de partiene som svarte på min henvendelse om retten til frisk luft.

sitat “«Diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven» fast følgende; § 9. Plikt til generell tilrettelegging (universell utforming) «Offentlig virksomhet skal arbeide aktivt og målrettet for å fremme universell utforming innenfor virksomheten. Tilsvarende gjelder for privat virksomhet rettet mot allmennheten» Gjennom diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven får mennesker med nedsatt funksjonsevne et diskrimineringsvern. Alle virksomheter rettet mot allmennheten blir pliktige til å arbeide for universell utforming og individuell tilrettelegging. Krav om universell utforming trekkes inn i stadig flere forskrifter og lovverk. Finnes også omtalt i «Plan – og bygningsloven. Brudd på plikten til å sikre universell utforming etter tredje ledd regnes som diskriminering.»” Regjeringen ved FRP. Sitat slutt

Den samme loven er også i Sverige, se nedenfor for mer informasjon om det.

Publikasjon av NAAF og Husbanken:

Universell-utforming-NAAF-Skjermbilde2

Husbanken publikasjon Skjermbilde

”Universell utforming er utforming av produkter og omgivelser på en slik måte at de kan brukes av alle mennesker, i så stor utstrekning som mulig, uten behov for tilpassing og en spesiell utforming.”
Krav om universell utforming trekkes inn i stadig flere forskrifter og lovverk. Gjennom diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven får mennesker med nedsatt funksjonsevne et diskrimineringsvern. Alle virksomheter rettet mot allmennheten blir pliktige til å arbeide for universell utforming og individuell tilrettelegging. ” Husbanken.no

Les Publikasjonen her:
http://biblioteket.husbanken.no/arkiv/dok/Komp/Uu_bygg.pdf

Jeg forstår at du kanskje ikke visste dette, derfor vil jeg fortelle deg det at parfymer og slike doftmaskiner gjør 1 av 4 sjuke. Du vil nok ikke dine kunder, besøkere, klienter, kolleger, elever eller venner noe vondt?

Skru opp ventilasjonen istedenfor og vask oftere med parfymefrie rengjøringsmidler, parfymefri oppvask, parfymefri håndsåpe og bruk ellers parfymefrie produkter, lufte ut og gi oss alle frisk luft å puste, da vil vi som er de 1 av 4 av dine kunder / besøkere kunne benytte dine tjenester og lokaler på likt med alle andre og uten å måtte gå der fra med tette lunger og pustevansker. I verste fall kan det bety at vi ender opp på sjukehuset, og at vi unngår å besøke dine lokaler eller å bruke bedriften din og andre lokaler, og bruker pengene og tiden vår et annet sted. Det er ingen hyggelig handel og besøk om man må bli sjuk av luften. Nå har jeg forklart deg det, og jeg håper og ber at du hører på og gjør som jeg ber om. Jeg er trøtt på å ikke kunne benytte meg av lokalene dine.

Oppdatering søndag 4. september 2016

Jeg måtte akutt til sjukehuset.

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Dag 3: Søndag nå  Jeg har hatt pustevansker siden fredag pga av den duftmaskinen som var aktiv på Circle K stasjonen, nå siden fredag har jeg hatt gjentatte pustevansker og svie helt fra øvre luftveiene og ned i lungene, min egen medisin har ikke gjort nytten så jeg måtte dra akutt til legevakta på sjukehuset hvor de har sterkere medisiner. CRP var under 5, ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Jeg må også på økt medisinering med Prednisolon nå 60 mg og mer astmamedisin for å få bort betennelsen som er blitt av den kjemiske påvirkning av parfymekjemikaliene i rommet fra duftmaskinen. Når er det at folk skal skjønne at parfyme ikke er en harmløs nusselig ting til glede for alle? Det finns ikke velvære med kjemisk forurenset luft.

Hvorfor skal jeg måtte lide for dine vaner? Hvorfor skal jeg måtte gå på et slik medisin regime og på sjukehuset fordi du parfymerer?

Ikke bare at jeg må ta medisiner, men det betyr stor lidelse i hverdagen, og for å være dønn ærlig man kan dø av astma, et alvorlig astmaanfall kveler.

“4.4 Advarsler og forsiktighetsregler
Dersom pasienten må øke forbruket av β2-agonister med kort virketid for å kontrollere astma-symptomene, tyder dette på en forverrelse av sykdommen.  Plutselig og tiltagende forverring av astma-symptomene er potensielt livstruende, ” Statens Legemiddelverk Slv.no

Les mer om det her Astma dreper og Astma er potensielt livstruende

Hva er astma?

Astma er en sjukdom i lungenes luftveier bronkiene og bronkiolene, det er en kronisk betennelse i disse,  det er styrt av sensitivitet eller allergi (immunologisk) og forverring kommer av å bli utsatt enten av allergener (stoffer man ikke tåler) eller irritanter  (stoffer som irriterer luftveiene), og da dette skjer tettes lungenes luftveier av slim samtidig som musklene rundt disse luftveiene kramper og gjør luftrøret meget trangt, disse begge tingene bidrar til liten passasje for luft å passere og man får problemer med å puste. Forskjellen ved astma og KOLS er at astmabesvær oppstår kun ved negative påvirkning av ting personen ikke tåler, mens KOLS betyr pustevansker 24/7 men med forverring av irritanter, det betyr at sjukdomstilstander og symptomer ved astma og andre lungesjukdommer kan unngås ved å verne den sjuke for disse emnene og situasjonene.

Parfyme er en av de tingene som provoserer og utløser astmaanfall – og også andre lungesjukdommer, allergi og sensitiviteter.

Dere må revurdere deres bruk av parfymer der offentligheten ferdes, enten det er parfymerte produkter, doftmaskiner, scent marketing, så kalte luftoppfriskere, parfyme på deg selv, i dine kle, håndsåper osv, eg. kjemisk luftforurensning.

Jeg er oppriktig drittlei av å måtte lide for andres dumskap. 😠

Besøk også LHL sin side og Renere uten kjemikalier og Parfyme – Luftforurensning

Oppdatering mandag 5. september 2016

Dag 4: Jeg hadde håpet det ville gi seg nå etter at jeg var  på sjukehuset i går, men ikke, slimdannelser i lungene og hoster opp slim, fullt uslag på allergisk rhinitt så nesen renner konstant, svært lettirriterte lunger, hoste, tungt å puste da jeg skal gå en lengre strekning, og har måttet ta 60 mg Prednisolon i dag, og 6-8 doser 2 mg/ml Ventoline inhalasjonsvæske for å roe lungene og jeg er ikke ferdig ennå. Flere timer til før dagen er omme. Alt pga en  doftmaskin som spruter ut parfyme i et rom. Skal til legen i morgen igjen så da skal jeg ta dette opp.

Oppdatering tirsdag 6. september 2016

Dag 5: I dag morges kl 0400 våknet jeg av å være tett i lungene og hostet meget kraftig og hostet opp sikkert en kopp med slim, alt fra lungene. Min allergiske Rhinitt lar nesen renne ustoppelig. Var til fastlegen, CRP var under 5 igjen så altså var der ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Etter at jeg kom fra legen i dag traff jeg naboen utenfor huset som spurte om jeg var sjuk? De hadde våknet av min hoste da jeg hostet opp slim som tettet bronkiolene og bronkiene i lungene for å rense luftveiene for å få pust. Ja sa jeg, og forklarte hva som hadde skjedd. Oppvåknet var før frokost, og frokost var full dose medisiner: 60 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doser Symbicort Forte 320/9, og en ampull Ventoline 2 mg / ml inhalasjon. Så noe frukt. Jeg var til fastlegen og tok opp astman. Jeg har vært på 60 mg Prednisolon  i tre dager og legen sier jeg må ned på 40 mg i morgen fordi ellers vil binyrene kunne ta skade, man skal ikke gå på så høy dose Prednisolon i mange dager da det er farlig. Så må jeg sakte trappe ned over flere dager for å ikke ta skade av medisinen. Jeg må ta inhalasjon med 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhalasjon så fort jeg kjenner at astman begynner å reise seg igjen for å holde luftveiene frie, det blir et kart om 10-15 kapsler per dag, ca en i timen eller oftere. Legen tok som sagt også CRP som ikke viste noe som helst, altså ingen luftveisinfeksjon av bakterier eller virus, dette er ren astma. Legen sa at om vi ikke får bukt med astman din nå da må vi legge deg inn på sjukehuset. All denne medisinen gjør også at jeg får bivirkninger i form av hjertebank, og skjelving på hendene. Nå er jeg sjukmeldt ut uken. Og alt dette fordi det parfymeres i lokaler der offentligheten ferdes.

Jeg har et spørsmål til Norges Astma og Allergiforbund NAAF. Dere sier dere vil aldri forby parfymering i det offentlige rom til tross for at dere vet at ca 20-25 % av befolkningen, dvs 1,4 millioner personer i Norge er sensitive for parfymer, og at 0,5 % personer av disse er så ille rammet at de ikke kan deltake i samfunnet. Der er mennesker som er på trygd fordi de ikke kan deltake i samfunnet fordi der er så mye parfymekjemikalier i luften. Og dere har satt en NAAF på lederplass i FKMI og de går på samme linje nå. Når er det at dere skal ta oss som er hart rammet på alvor? Nå har dere lest hva som er skjedd meg. Skal dere noen gang ta ansvaret og forbedre levekårene for oss som har astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr, og annen sensitiviet, målgruppen dere er satt å jobbe for? Jeg bare spør?

Dette er ikke et enkelt tilfelle at jeg har blitt utsatt for slik som dette, slike maskiner finnes overalt i samfunnet, på toaletter, i foajeer, i entreer, på hotell, restauranter,  i kjøpesentra, i butikker, på kontorer, og mange andre steder. Når er det at vi skal få frisk luft å puste?

I frisk luft er jeg frisk, i forurenset luft er jeg sjuk, det er såre enkelt så hva har dere tenkt å gjøre med saken? Jeg er målgruppen deres!

Oppdatering onsdag 7. september 2016

Dag 6: Jeg ble altså sjukemeldt fra i går av. Jeg er av den sorten at jeg forsøker å  stå på og gjøre mitt beste i lengden men i går sa kroppen altså nei. Jeg hadde gjentakende pustevansker som jeg måtte dempe med sterke medisiner, hostet opp slim, var trøtt og slapp, følte meg svak og svettet, jeg måtte gi opp og la kroppe leges, det fungerer ikke å jobbe da.

I dag våknet jeg også veldig tidlig og hostet opp slim, jeg har fortsatt pusteproblemer og må ta medisin. Kroppen har roet seg noe da jeg kan være hjemme i mitt allergitrygge hjem og hvile meg. Ellers har jeg samme medisinregime som tidligere bortsett fra en noe senket dose Prednisolon til 40 mg som jeg skal trappe ned til 20 mg om tre dager. Jeg sovnet igjen etter 4 timer og sov lenge. Pusten min høres ut som en gammel sko som knarrer da jeg trekker været ut og in. Jeg har slim i de nedre luftveiene i lungene 0g slimet er seigt og det er vanskelig å hoste det opp. Å ha dårlig pust påvirker også tale og allmentilstand da man må ha god pust for å snakke, og god pust for å ha det bra. Jeg må altså være hjemme fra jobben.

Klokken er nå 19,30 på den 6. dagen med alvorlig astma og all hosting og pustevansker har gjort at jeg har meget vondt i torso, jeg har vondt i musklene i overkroppen i brystkassen. Kroppen er overanstrengt. Det er så vondt å hoste at jeg nesten ikke klarer det. Og også om jeg er hjemme nå så tar det lang tid å bryte ned den betennelsen som er bygget seg opp i lungene pga den kjemiske forurensningen.

Jeg er frisk i frisk ren luft og sjuk i forurenset luft.

Oppdatering torsdag 8. september 2016

Dag 7: Jeg våknet igjen ca kl 0600 av tette lunger og hostet opp slim, jeg er fortsatt låk i brystkassen pga all hosting så å hoste opp slimet er vanskelig. Jeg føler meg sliten, og kraftløs i brystet, og det er vondt. Medisinering var i dag morges som vanlig 40 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doser Symbicort Forte 320/9 (også til kvelds alle dager), en ampull om 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml Ventoline. Jeg hoster litt mindre i dag men er fortsatt tett og har slimdannelse. Det er slitsomt.

Opplevde i dag igjen følelsen av å utmattet sovne på sofaen for å senere våkne av å ikke få pust, og da jeg forsøker å hoste opp slimet er muskulaturen i brystkassen for sliten til å klare jobben. Hoster i 20 minutter og tar inhalasjon for å få det til.

Ellers har dagen gått i roens tegn med film og surf, og medisin, hosting, slim osv hele dagen. Hostet så jeg holdt på å kaste opp. Ja, det var så galet.

Oppdatering fredag 9. september 2016

Dag 8: Det er fredag en uke etter at jeg var inne i det rommet med doftmaskinen. Jeg våknet kl 0600 av hoste igjen og har vært våken siden, hoster opp slim med jevne mellomrom. Jeg har tatt medisin 40 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg og en 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml Ventoline inhalasjon. Må ta alt dette før jeg engang får spist, kan ikke spise med sånn hoste og slim. Normalt sett tar jeg bare 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 om morgenen (og 2 om kvelden), og jeg kan ta det etter frokost. Jeg har fæle bivirkninger av den sterke Ventolinen, jeg er skjelven til de grader på hendene, holder jeg hånden opp så rister fingrene som ved tremor.

Jeg var til butikken for å kjøpe mat i dag, det var første gangen jeg var ute blant folk siden onsdag den 7. september, jeg hadde preparert meg skikkelig med medisin før jeg for men etter 10 minutter i butikken fikk jeg forverring av astman igjen, tung pust, heshet, vanskelig tjukk slim og begynte å svette som en følge av det. Astma er anstrengende for kroppen og et stressmoment.

Jeg er sliten, jeg er drittlei, men det går heldigvis rett vei nå, ja bortsett fra forverringen i dag. Jeg er mye bedre enn jeg var sist lørdag, men nå er det tyngre å puste igjen, jeg er ikke helt frisk ennå og fortsatt mer sensitive enn ellers. En allerede irritert lunge reagerer mer og lettere på alt man ikke tåler.

Oppdatering lørdag 10. september 2016

Dag 9: Til sjukehuset akutt midt i natta

Låg i sengen og gråt, trøtt sliten, hoste, slim og tung pust. Ringte sjukehuset for å få hjelp. Var der klokken 0320. CRP var 5, ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Fikk inhalasjon. Syresetning bedre. Sjukesøster var fantastisk snill og omtenksom, jeg er så sliten at jeg begynte å strigråte på sjukehuset, og sjukesøsteren var så snill og strøk armen og skulderen min og trøstet mig.  Hjemme igjen klokken 0450. Har ikke sovet i natt.

Nå er det litt utover på dagen og jeg har litt svie i luftveiene, pustevansker er små, men jeg må fortsatt bruke den sterke Ventolinen 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml inhalasjonsvæske med nebuliseren for å ha det bra. Da medisinen avtar i virkning, da kommer hosten tilbake, og jeg hoster opp slim, og i tillegg kjenner jeg en brennende følelse i lungen, og det er vippepunktet for om det går galet eller ikke. Bare litt så tipper det over feil vei. Det er vanskelig å forklare for noen som ikke har opplevde det selv, men det føles omtrent som; tenk det at du har en ild du vil tenne, der er et lite glor, og det er enten så brenner gloret eller så dør det ut, og det er akkurat sånn det er nå at minste lille kan få astman å forverres eller så blir det ikke så ille, så jeg må ta medisin for å ikke rammes verre. Normalt sett klarer jeg meg en vanlig inhalator for å ta bort små problemer og har god pust med PEF 500, men altså ikke nå pga denne parfymeringen. Tung medisinering og sjukemeldt.

Oppdatering søndag 11. september 2016

Dag 10: Våknet i dag morges med meget tette lunger, for å forklare det hørtes ut som en bil med startproblemer, den der tette hese lyden som da bilen ikke får luft og følelsen er som om lungene var fylte med Glava. Jeg har fått forverring igjen. Medisinene jeg har gjør ikke nytten så jeg må til legen igjen i morgen.

Dere må forstå at astma er ikke som en lett hodepine du bare kan ta et piller for så går det over. Den betennelsen som blir i lungene av allergener og irritanter man ikke tåler det sitter i flere dager. Det er en betennelse i lungenes luftveier og som bekant så tar betennelser lang tid å gå bort. Så vær så snill og vis hensyn!

Oppdatering mandag 12. september 2016

Dag 11: Var til fastlegen og ble ordinert sterkere og mer medisin pluss lungerøntgen på sjukehuset. Så nå har jeg Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml som skal blandes med min Ventoline 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml  og inhaleres – og lungene er røntget.

I tillegg ble jeg sjukemeldt ut uken.

Noe positive jeg så på sjukehuset var dette.

Oppslaget sier:

“Hallo!!
Tror du sneiper (du kaster) forsvinner av seg selv??!! RØYKFRITT!!!”

Flott med et sjukehus med bein i nesen. 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

Oppdatering tirsdag 13. september 2016

Dag 12: I natt fikk jeg faktisk sove hele natten gjennom, endelig! Jeg tror det er den nye medisinen som hjelper. Jeg hoster fortsatt og hoster opp slim men jeg tror den nye medisinen er mye bedre. Den hjelper!

Dagens medisindoser er som følger: 20 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg, 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline blandet med Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml inhalasjon hver fjerde time og i tillegg Ventolinen igjen ved behov. Slik skal jeg ha framover.

Men pga pustevanskene så har jeg et seriøst problem å snakke. Det er helt vanlig at ha taleproblemer da man har astma og pusteproblemer fordi for å klare å snakke må du ha god pust, luften er med på å lage lyd i stemmebåndene. Og da jeg fortsatt har pustevansker og betennelse i lungene da påvirker det røsten. Denne videoen under ble tatt opp i dag. Om du vil ha teksting da trykker du på tekstkortet nede til høyre i videoen (på engelsk)  Lær om astma, pust og røsten her:

Oppdatering onsdag 14. september 2016

Dag 13: Jeg har kunnet trappe ned litt på Ventoline, jeg tror det er takket være den nye Atrovent som jeg har fått, den har lengre varighet enn kun Ventoline. Astman har roet seg litt, dok er jeg ikke frisk ennå (eg. symtomfri da astma er kronisk).

Jeg har ikke sovit godt i natt, den økte medisindosen har gitt meg bivirkninger med tørr munn, jeg har våknet flere ganger i natt og vært tør som en ørken i munnen og har måttet stå opp for å drikke og spise noe for å hjelpe på det hele.

Jeg må øke Symbicort Forte 320/9 til 3 x 2 doser for dag. Symbicort Forte er forebyggende medisin.

Stemmen er fortsatt ikke helt god da jeg fortsatt sliter, men jeg hoster ikke like mye og ille lengre, i hvert fall ikke så lenge som jeg tar medisinen. Jeg såg meg selv i speilet i dag, jeg er blå under øynene og blek, det har vært en vanskelig tid.

Kanskje det går riktig vei nå?

Oppdatering torsdag 15. september 2016

Dag 14: Jeg tar fortsatt de samme medisinene, men jeg tok en ekstra dose Atrovent + Ventoline i natt (altså totalt 5 doser istedenfor 4), og det virker som om det fungerer. I morges da jeg våknet hostet jeg bare lett, men var meget tør i munnen pga bivirkninger. Dok da medisinen avtar i styrke da får jeg en brennende opplevelse i lungene og tyngre pust, for å forklare hvordan den brennende følelsen kjennes ut så er det som om jeg har halsbrenne i lungene, det brennende følelsen minsker i styrke og blir nummen bort da jeg tar medisinen. Jeg får i mellom medisindosene tung pust, og da jeg var på butikken i dag var det ille, og røsten min bar ikke og det var vanskelig å prate. I kveld har jeg altså “halsbrenne” i lungene, hoster lite, og jeg har nettopp tatt mer medisin. Men det virker som om medisinen gjør jobben sin da jeg sakte blir bedre enn jeg var, så jeg skal ta en ekstra i dag også. 5 ganger for dag er egentlig mer enn legen sa jeg skal ta, men 4 er for lite kjenner jeg så for å hjelpe meg selv så tar jeg 5. Den ekstra dosen tar jeg på natten fordi ellers blir det for mange timer uten inhalasjon i løpet av natten. Jeg skal til legen i morgen igjen. Jeg er ikke bra ennå.

Oppdatering fredag 16. september 2016

Dag 15: I dag var jeg til legen, han lyttet til lungene, det ble gjort spirometri, og jeg bli remittert til en spesialist. Er fortsatt meget følsom på astman for minste lille. Pga at det er farlig å gå for lenge på Prednisolon er denne tatt ut. Jeg fortsetter som vanlig med de andre medisinene. Sjukemeldt til og med 26.9.

Oppdatering lørdag 17. september 2016

Dag 16: Jeg våknet kl 0600 og tok medisiner. La meg og sovnet igjen. Våknet med tung pust og måtte ta inhalasjon.

Før dette skjedde har jeg normalt kunnet bare ta litt Symbicort Forte 320/9 og astma- og allergipillene mine om morgenen, jeg hadde det bra. Nå må jeg starte morgenen med sterk akuttmedisin. Jeg har begynt å uroe meg over at jeg har fått en kronisk forverring av de kjemikaliestoffene som ble sprøytet ut i luften. Skal jeg måtte ha det slik i framtiden?

Oppdatering mandag 19. september 2016

Dag 18: Jeg sto over å oppdatere i går, det skjer ikke så mye. Jeg tar fortsatt Ventoline + Atrovent i tillegg til den vanlige dosen, fordi om jeg lar være så får jeg lett forverring. Så lenge som jeg tar medisinen så greier jeg meg. Dok er jeg fortsatt meget lett påvirket av irritanter og allergener i luften, mye mer enn før, så legen har bestemt at jeg skal være hjemme til det har stabilisert seg. Slik har jeg ikke hatt det før dette skjedde, jeg var veldig sensitive, men det er verre nå. Jeg ble jo også remittert av min lege til en lungespesialist i byen, de ringte fra lungespesialisten i dag, jeg har fått time på fredag.

Om jeg har fått varige men, hvem skal jeg melde og stemme? Jeg kan ikke la dette gå upåaktet hen. Sånn som dette får det ikke være i samfunnet, og hva om jeg får nedsatt arbeidsevne? Jeg tenker på dette.

Oppdatering fredag 23. september 2016

Dag 22: I dag var jeg til lungespesialisten som min fastlege remitterte meg til, og det var et givende møte på flere måter. For det første så fikk jeg gjøre flere pustetester, faktisk mer grundig enn det ble gjort på lungepoliklinikken da jeg var der for noen år siden, totalt gjorde det nye lungelegekontoret hele 3 forskjellige pustetester, Spirometri og to andre: en for vanlig rolig pust hvor jeg også skulle holde pusten i 7 sekunder,  og et annet test som simulerte gåing i trapper med tung pust og pustestopp (maskinen gjorde pustestoppet og meg måtte puste mot det). Deretter traff jeg legen som viste seg å være samme legen som remitterte meg til Arbeidsskadeavdelingen ved Trondheim Sjukehus ca 2008/2009, det det var gammel kjenning.

Det var mye prating om astma og det som skjedde meg den 2. september som var grunnen til at jeg ble sendt til ham. Siden jeg blogget sist mandag den 19. september  har pusten min bedret seg betraktelig og jeg har kunnet kutte ut inhalasjonen av den sterke Ventolinen og Atrovent på fast basis, nå er det bare en gang inn i mellom. Pusteprøvene jeg gjorde viste at jeg har fått tilbake pusteevnen. Den ligger på ca 95% av 100% nå, og det er bra, og jeg håper det blir enda bedre. Det skal nok gå om jeg holder meg unna alt, og det betyr alle situasjoner, som betyr kontakt med det jeg ikke tåler, det betyr også å unngå personer som bruker parfyme og parfymerte produkter. Nå tar jeg bare mine vanlige medisiner Symbicort Forte 320/9, Singulair, Ceterizin og en liten dash med den vanlige inhalatoren, slik som jeg gjorde før jeg ble sjuk den 2.september. Siden onsdag har jeg bare brukt de sterke medisinene 2-3 ganger, noe som er et stort framskritt.

Vi kom også i samtale legen og jeg om Symbicort Forte, han sa det innholder et langtidsvikende Ventoline som er en av virkestoffene i Symbicort Forte. Det var nytt for meg. Jeg leste også tidligere på Legemiddelverket om Ventoline at om man må ta for mye av Ventoline da kan kroppen venne seg til medisinen og da mister den effekt. Jeg fant ut at da jeg også tar en stor dose av Symbicort Forte som innholder langtidsvirkende Ventoline pluss måtte ta så store mengder av den sterke inhalasjonsaerosolen Ventoline, så måtte kroppen sikkert ha fått for mye og kuttet ut effekten av det, og det var derfor jeg måtte få Atrovent. Atrovent har hjelpt meg veldig. Takket være Atrovent har jeg fått orden på det, og jeg kunne kutte ned på mengden Ventoline. Nå sliter jeg ikke mer med bivirkninger. Astma og den medisinske verden er mer komplisertenn man tror. I dag har jeg bare tatt en dose Ventoline + Atrovent. Fortsetter det så bra som nå de neste dagene da skal jeg jobbe på tirsdag. :)

 Oppdatering fredag 7. oktober 2016

Nå har jeg jobbet siden 27. september. Den er ikke helt okej den astman, jeg må ta mer medisin i hverdagen enn jeg gjorde før jeg ble utsatt for den kjemikaliepumpen på doen den 2. september, men det går. Jeg må ta Ventoline inhalasjon på både inhalator og nebuliseren oftere, før 2. september klarte jeg med bare forebyggende medisin og inhalatoren av og til, så jeg er redd at jeg har tatt permanent skade av den forurensningen den luftparfymeringen. Slik gjør luften utjenlig å puste. 

Jeg ba jo stasjonsinnehaver om å ta pumpen ned. Jeg har fått gledelige nyheter.

Den ble tatt ned for ca 3 – 4 uker siden. Dette gleder meg veldig at eier av bensinstasjonen tar sine kunders helse seriøst. Jeg håper inderlig at alle andre bedrifter og andre som har lokaler der offentligheten ferdes at de tar etter hans eksempel og tar ned alle slike apparater og begynner å bruke parfymefrie rengjøringsmidler og håndsåper.

Tusen takk kjære deg før at du lytter! ❤❤❤❤

Hva er parfyme?

Lær av Professor Anne Steinemann ved Melbourne University (klikke på linken for mer info om henne). Det er lett å tro at reglene er bedre i Europa og Skandinavia, men faktum er at industrien er ikke pålagt å fortelle deg innholdet i det som skjuler seg i ordet parfyme. Det får du vite her:

Jeg ønsker et forbud

Jeg ønsker at det skal bli forbudt å parfymere inneluften, og at det skal bli forbudt å vaske med parfymerte rengjøringsmidler og å bruke sprayflaske ved rengjøring der offentligheten ferdes og oppholder seg. Viser til at et forbud vil kun styrke rettighetene til oss med astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr og andre sensititeter. I henhold til universell utforming og Tilgjengelighetsloven §9, og FNs deklarasjon om Tilgjengelighet og Universell Utforming, er det jo i grunn allerede forbudt å bruke slik at et forbud i praksis mot parfymerte produkter vil kun styrke de lover som allerede er på plass. Det er et strev å måtte kjempe aleine og melde til LDO hver eneste gang parfymerte produkter er brukt eller brukt en slik doftmaskin, sånn skal vi ikke måtte ha det, det skal være tilgjengelighet også for oss og vi skal ikke måtte bli sjuke.  Les også:

” Kjent helserisiko – Det er allerede kjent at det er en kobling mellom bruk av rengjøringssprayer og økt risiko for astma.”
Til denne artikkelen kan jeg tilføye egne erfaringer:
Jeg brukte JIF produkter i jobben som renholder fra 2005 -2007 og det blir mye på 8 timer for dag på heltid, jeg var frisk da jeg begynte i den jobben, etter to år hadde jeg utviklet astma. Jeg leste så HMS Produktdatabladene for JIF som LiIleborg AS produserer og selger og der sto at det inneholder stoffer som kan utløse allergi, så Lilleborg AS lyger i artikkelen, de vet meget godt at det ikke er ufarlig. Der var annet som var aerosolt også som vi brukte og så var der folk som røykte også (jeg har aldri vært røyker det var passivrøyk). Det ble for mye for min helse. Så kjære dere som leser, tenkt på helsen, jeg kan signere på at om du blir sjuk i astma så er det noe som vedvarer hele livet ut, og du vil bli sensitive for veldig mye. Så kjære deg, ta dette på alvor.

Og jeg viser igjen til Husbankens informasjon som er utviklet i samarbeid med NAAF.

Og hvorfor deler jeg nå denne personlige informasjonen? Fordi jeg vil at du skal forstå alvoret.

I frisk luft er jeg frisk, og i forurenset luft er jeg syk, det er så såre enkelt.

Å tilsette parfyme til inneluften er et brudd på Tilgjengelighetsloven.

Annelie Molin

For den svenske loven les her:

Det finns en lag mot sådant som luftparfymering i Sverige också.

Bristande tillgänglighet är en form av diskriminering. Från och med 1 januari 2015 införs bristande tillgänglighet som en ny form av diskriminering i diskrimineringslagen. Bristande tillgänglighet innebär att en person med en funktionsnedsättning missgynnas genom att man inte har vidtagit skäliga åtgärder för tillgänglighet för att personen i fråga ska komma i en jämförbar situation med personer utan denna funktionsnedsättning.
Det finns vissa undantag från förbudet. I arbetslivet gäller förbudet inte den som gör en förfrågan om arbete. Att tillhandahålla bostäder är också undantaget från förbudet. När det gäller att erbjuda varor och tjänster gäller förbudet inte för privatpersoner eller för företag som vid det senaste kalenderårsskiftet sysselsatte färre än tio arbetstagare. I fråga om tillhandahållande av varor och tjänster gäller förbudet inte om det krävs åtgärder i fastigheter och byggnadsverk som går utöver de krav på tillgänglighet och användbarhet som har ställts i bygglov eller startbesked för den aktuella fastigheten eller byggnadsverket.
Ordet funktionshinder ersätts med funktionsnedsättning i diskrimineringslagen, lagen om Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, skollagen och lagen om uthyrning av arbetstagare.

(Prop. 2013/14:198)

Lag (2014:958) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567)

Lag (2014:959) om ändring i lagen (2008:568) om Diskrimineringsombudsmannen

Lag (2014:960) om ändring i skollagen (2010:800)

Lag (2014:961) om ändring i lagen (2012:854) om uthyrning av arbetstagare

Källa: https://www.notisum.se/News.aspx?itemid=11999

Att inte montera en doftmaskin är inte något som påverkar

“…om det krävs åtgärder i fastigheter och byggnadsverk som går utöver de krav på tillgänglighet och användbarhet som har ställts i bygglov eller startbesked för den aktuella fastigheten eller byggnadsverket.” Notisum.se

Jag kan därför inte se at ett förbud mot eller krav om att inte sätta upp doftmaskiner kan vara undantaget från lagen.

Vad är universell utformning, tillgänglighet och skäliga åtgärder?

Sverige och EU har tillsammans med 160 andra stater ratificerat FN konventionen om rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning. Åtagandet innebär att staterna ansvarar för att genomföra universell utformning, tillgänglighet och skäliga åtgärder.

Tillämpningen av universell utformning innebär att alla nya produkter, tjänster, miljöer och program utformas så att de kan användas av alla i största möjliga utsträckning utan behov av anpassning eller specialutformning. När man utvecklar nya varor, tjänster, miljöer och program är målgruppen alla människor.

Utgångspunkten är att vi som användare har olika funktionsförmåga och egenskaper. På så sätt skapar vi ett samhälle där alla kan delta jämlikt. Producenter, myndigheter och företag kan också nå långt fler. Tillgänglighet för personer med funktionsnedsättning som grupp är en rättighet. För att skapa fullständig tillgänglighet är det en ovillkorlig skyldighet för staterna att gradvis undanröja befintliga hinder i byggnader, transport, information och kommunikation, inklusive IT samt varor och tjänster som riktar sig till allmänheten. Kostnader får inte användas som argument mot detta, Staten har ansvar för att säkerställa diskrimineringsskyddet” HSO.se

Annelie Molin

In English

Visit with trouble

Open letter

Now it has happened again. I had to go to the toilet, there was crisis and I ran into at the gas station close by. When I come into the toilet I see this fragrance machine hangs on the wall and with asthma, this is a health hazard, one gets lung congestion and difficulty breathing and can not get enough air, but I had to choose at this and do in the pants. Nobody want to do in their pants so I had to go, it is easy to understand, but it sucks to have to choose between go to the bathroom and asthma attacks. Same actually goes for all localities, one should not have to avoid going there and in that sense be locked out.

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A scent machine on the wall, cause breathing difficulties all day, and more.

For several hours afterwards I had difficulty breathing and had to use a lot of medicine. This is about accessibility, a toilet to the public should all be able to use, it should not be such that only people without disabilities can use the toilet.

You who produce, sell and use these products you support happily that it has been approved by IFRA, the International Fragrance Association, which claims this is fine and not causing allergy or other illnesses. What you must understand is that IFRA is an organization for the perfume industry and they go industry errands, they are not any interest organization for us with asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr and other sensitivities. Whatever they say this is not safe products for us. I am living proof of this and I’m just one of very many. WHO estimates that there are 300 million people with asthma in the world (figures from 2011 so it is certainly many more today) and in Europe it is estimated to be approximately 30 million people with asthma (figures by WHO and Ginasthma and The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), then not all other lung diseases and sensitivities are included in the figures, nor mcs and shr and other sensitivities. in Norway counts that around 20-25% of the population, about 1 to 1.2 million people have asthma and allergies. For example stated by The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) is that about 1,4 million people in Norway get health issues from fragrance (regardless of source), and 0,5% can not participate in the society of that cause.

I notified the station owner to take it down, everyone should be able to use the toilet. No one should have to choose between being sick and going to the toilet, or any other rooms either for that matter. For us with asthma Ventoline is a necessary lifeline and we must medicate with Ventoline 24/7 the whole life, while others do not realize a thing and pollute the air with fragrance substances. Today because of a trip to the toilet at Circle K I got a really bad powerful asthma attack because I had to use the toilet at the Circle K, first it was only little but after 4 minutes it struck out in full bloom and I coughed powerfully, narrowed windpipe in the lungs, wheesing heavily when I TRIED breathing, it was not easy to get air, the eyes were bloodshot, I was out of strength because I had lack of oxygen. There were problems getting the medication into the nebulizer (inhaler in image above) because I was in such a bad shape, I was very sick. Then I had came into the office and colleagues asked lots, they surely did not know what to do, and why I was so ill. It was problem medicating. Eventually I got in me medicine anyway and afterwards I could talk and explain why it was so bad. Blame this time was a scent machine on the wall in the toilet.

Now I urge you who have such on the wall of your premises to take it down in whatever business or place, wherever it is located, if it is in the toilet or other facilities. If the manufacturer has told you that it does not trigger allergies? Then you have been lied to. The scent you spread in the room contains a lot of substances that irritate the airways in the lungs and activates allergic reactions, it makes your customers and visitors will be sick by the visit and it hangs in from a few hours to several days depending on how sensitive the person is being unable to tolerate the. When you have received such a large asthma attack by a visit with you then one is also more sensitive to everything for days afterwards.

I want to make it very clear: It’s not important who is using it, who has installed it, or who delivers to whom, what is the problem is that it is produced and put into use. We are designed to breathe air, not chemical pollution, what is relevant here is that the air becomes unfit to breathe when fragranced.

I would also like inform you that it is an offense to disclose those who do not tolerate it in accordance with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act § 9.

LHL website screenshot, in English below:

LHLorg-parfyme-diskriminering-§9-Skjermbilde

“LHL say that it must be emphasized that the requirement for universal design in Discrimination and Accessibility Act § 9 also includes measures to prevent exposure to various allergens and irritants, including scented products. LHL also believe that it should be allocated for preventive educational activities so that more people will pay attention to that scented products can inflict injury. LHL urges that:
◾public enterprises and government services adopt perfume-free working environment in the interests of users and employees.
◾privat businesses and employers are doing the same.
◾private persons do take into account sensitive persons by avoiding scented products in situations where you get close to other people.

LHL Asthma and allergies have made a poster stating fragrance free zone. The poster can be downloaded and posted where it is needed. ” LHL Asthma and Allergy

The United Nations (UN) has adopted accessibility and rights for people with disabilities, including:

“e) Recognizing that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,
h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,
j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support,
l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country,
n) Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,” UN.org

For information on Accessibility and Universal Design in the United Nations declarations on disabilities here.

What is a disability?
Lung diseases such as asthma and others, allergies and other sensitivities is a disability, a handicap. How? The definition of a disability is:

According to Norwegian public reports,
NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility. Legal protection against discrimination on grounds of disability. Defined disability as:

“Disability arises when there is a gap between the individual’s capabilities and design or function in an environment / environmental / construction.” Norwegian public reports NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility

Note that it is not stated specifically what is handicap, it says for example not mobility impaired, blind, deaf, etc., it is only indicated how something is a disability, a handicap. The same statement you find in the United Nation (UN) definition of the accessibility act, so it is demanded of all countries.

I have received relevant information about the Accessibility Act of The Norwegian Government at FRP which was one of the parties that responded to my inquiry about the right to fresh air.

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” Discrimination and Accessibility Act “establish the following: § 9 Obligation to ensure general accommodation (universal design) “Public Sector shall work actively and purposefully to promote universal design within the undertaking. The same applies to private business to the general public “Through Discrimination and Accessibility Act give people with disabilities protection against discrimination. All businesses geared toward the general public are obliged to work for universal design and individual accommodation. Requirements for universal design is drawn into ever more regulations and laws. Also featured in “Plan – and Building Act. Breach of the obligation to ensure universal design pursuant to the public and workforce is regarded as discrimination. ” Norwegian Government FRP

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The same law is also in Sweden, see below for more information about this.

Publication of NAAF and Husbanken (Housing Bank), translation below:

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” “Universal design is the design of products and environments in such a way that they can be used by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”
Requirements for universal design drawn into ever more regulations and laws. Through discrimination and accessibility law gives people with disabilities protection against discrimination. All businesses geared toward the general public are obliged to work for universal design and individual accommodation. “ Husbanken.no

Please read the publication here (in Norwegian):
biblioteket.husbanken.no/arkiv/dok/Komp/Uu_bygg.pdf

I understand that you might not know this, so I will tell you that fragrance products and such fragrance equipment makes 1 of 4 ill. You will probably not your customers, visitors, clients, colleagues, students or friends any harm?

Turn up the ventilation instead and wash frequently with fragrance-free detergents, fragrance free washing, fragrance free hand soap and use otherwise perfume free products, air out and give us fresh air to breathe, then we which are the one of 4 of your customers / attendants could use your services and premises on equally with all others and without having to go from there with lung congestion and difficulty breathing. At worst, it could mean that we end up at the hospital and that we avoid using your business or premises and spend our money and interests somewhere else. There is no pleasant shopping or visit to your localities if one must become sick from the experience inhaling the polluted air, no matter what source of the fragrance. Now I have told you that, and I hope and pray that you listen and do as I ask. I’m tired of not being able to avail myself of your premises.

Update Sunday 4 September 2016

I had to go acute to the hospital.

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3th day: Sunday now. I have had difficulty breathing since Friday because of the fragrance that was active at the Circle K station, now since Friday I’ve had repeated difficulty breathing and burning sensation from the upper respiratory tract and down into the lungs, my own medicine has not been enough so I had to take to the emergency room at the hospital. CRP was below 5, no bacterial infection or virus. I also have increased medication with Prednisolone now 60 mg and more asthma medicine to get rid of the inflammation that’s been caused on me by the chemical influence of perfume chemicals in the room. When is it that people will understand that perfume is not a harmless cozy thing for the benefit of all? There is no wellness in chemically polluted air.

Why should I have to suffer for your habits? Why should I have to go on such a medicine regime and at the hospital because you perfume?

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Not only that I have to take medication, but it does mean great suffering in everyday life, and to be totally honest one can die of asthma, a severe asthma attack suffocates the person having it.

“4.4 Special warnings and precautions
If the patient must increase the use of β2-agonists with short duration to control asthma symptoms, it indicates a worsening of the disease. Sudden and progressive deterioration of asthma symptoms are potentially life-threatening,” Norwegian Medicines Agency Slv.no

Read about  Asthma kills and Asthma potentially life threatening

What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease in the lung’s airways called bronchi and bronchioles, it is a chronic inflammation of these tiny airways, it is caused by sensitivity or allergy (immunological reactions) and aggravation comes from being exposed either to allergens (substances not tolerated) or irritants (substances irritating the airways), and when this happens the lung airways are constricted of mucus while the muscles surrounding these airways spasms and makes airways very cramped, these two things helps narrow and block the passage for air to pass and one gets trouble breathing. The difference in asthma and COPD is that asthma symptoms occur only at the negative impact of things the persons health can not tolerate, while COPD means difficulty breathing 24/7 and with worsening by irritants, it means that the disease conditions and symptoms of asthma can be avoided by protecting the sick from these substances and situations.

Perfume is one of those things that provoke and trigger asthma attacks – and other lung diseases, allergies and sensitivities. You have to rethink Your use of perfumes where the public go, whether scented products, scent machines, scent marketing, perfume on yourself, in your clothes, hair products, lotions, hand soaps etc.

I’m frankly sick of having to suffer for someone else’s stupidity. 😠

Also visit LHL site (in Norwegian) and Cleaner without chemicals (in Swedish) and Perfume – Air pollution

Update Monday, 5 September 2016

Day 4: I had hoped the asthma would get better now after I was in the hospital yesterday, but not, I have mucus build up in the lungs and I am coughing up mucus, full scale of allergic rhinitis as nose runs constantly, very easily irritated lungs, cough, heavy breath and hard to breathe when I walk a longer distance, and I have had to take 60 mg Prednisolone today, and 6-8 doses 2,5 ml 2 mg  / ml Ventoline inhaler to calm the lungs and I’m not done yet, it is several hours before the day is over. All because of one scent machine that spreads perfume in a room. Going to the doctor tomorrow again so I shall take this up with my doctor.

Update Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Day 5: This morning at 0400 I woke up by constriction of the lungs, coughing very powerful and coughed up surely a cup of mucus, coming from the lungs. My allergic Rhinitis lets nose drain unstoppable. I was at my doctor’s office, CRP was below 5 again so therefore there was no bacterial infection or virus. After I got from the doctor today, I met the neighbor outside the house who asked if I was sick? They were awakened by my cough when I coughed up mucus that clogged the bronchioles and bronchi of the lungs to clear the airways to get breath. This was before breakfast, and breakfast was full dose of medicines: 60 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doses of Symbicort Forte 320/9, and a vial Ventoline 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml inhalation. So some fruit. I was to the family doctor and addressed the asthma. I’ve been on 60 mg Prednisolone for three days and the doctor says I have to reduce to 40 mg in the morning because otherwise the adrenal glands may be harmed, one should not go on such a high dose Prednisolone for many days as it is dangerous. Then I have to slowly decrease the dozage down over several days to not get damage by the medicine. I must take inhalation with 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhaled as soon as I feel the asthma starts to rise again to keep airways free, there will be dosages about 10 to 15 capsules per day, about every hour or more often. The doctor took, as I said CRP that did not show anything, no respiratory infection by bacteria or viruses, this is pure asthma. The doctor said that if we do not prevail against the asthma of yours now then we need to admit you in to the hospital. All this medication also makes sure I get side effects in the form of racing heart beat and trembling of the hands. Now I’m on sick leave to the end of the week, and all this because of the perfumed premises where the public go.

I have a question to the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association NAAF. You say you will never forbid perfume to ring in public room despite knowing that about 20-25% of the population, ie 1.4 million people in Norway are sensitive to perfumes, and that 0.5% ie 5000 people are so bad hit that they can not participate in society. There are people who are on welfare because they can not participate in society because there is so much perfume chemicals in the air. And you put a NAAF editorialized in FKMI and they go on the same line now. When is it that you will take us that is hard hit by this seriously? Now you have read what has happened to me. Will you ever take responsibility and improve the living conditions of us who have asthma, and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr, and other sensitivities, the group you are put to work for? I am just asking?

This is not an individual case that I have suffered like this, such machines are found everywhere in society, in restrooms, lobbies, entrance halls, hotels, restaurants, in shopping centers, in shops, offices and many other places. When is it that we should get fresh air to breathe?

In non-polluted air I am healthy, in polluted air I am sick, it is straightforward: so what do you plan to do about it? I am in your target group NAAF!

Update Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Day 6: I was set on sick leave by my doctor notified yesterday. I’m the kind of person that I try to carry on and do my best in length but yesterday my body said no. I had recurring breathing difficulties which I had to curb with strong medication, coughing up mucus, was tired and limp, felt weak and sweating. I had to give up and let my body heal, it does not work going to work like this.

Today I woke very early and coughed up mucus, I still have breathing problems and must take medicine. The body has calmed down somewhat when I could be at home in my allergy safe home and rest. Otherwise, I have the same medicine regime as previously except for a slightly lowered dose of Prednisolone to 40 mg which I shall step down to 20 mg after three days. I fell asleep again after 4 hours and slept long. To explain; my breath sounds kind of like an old shoe when walking when I breathe out and in. I have mucus in the lower airways of the lungs and mucus is sticky and difficult to cough up. Having difficulty breathing also affects speech and general condition then you have to have good breathing to talk. Because of asthma I must therefore be home from work.

The time is now 19.30 o’clock on the 6th day with severe asthma and all coughing and difficulty breathing have done that I have a very sore torso, I have pain in the upper body muscles in the chest. The body is overworked. It is so painful to cough that I can hardly do it.

I am healthy in the fresh clean air and sick in polluted air, simple as that. And even if I am at home an asthma attack like this takes time to curb since it is an active inflammation in the bronchi and bronchioles.

 Update Thursday, 8 September 2016

Day 7: I woke up again approximately at 0600 of lung congestion and coughing up mucus, I am still hurting in the chest because of all the coughing so to cough up mucus is difficult. I feel tired and weak in the chest, and it hurts. Medication was this morning as usual 40mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doses of Symbicort Forte 320/9 (also for evening every day), one vial of 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline. I cough a little less today but remains tight in the lungs and mucus formation. It is tiresome.

Today I experienced falling asleep exhausted on the couch to later be waken up by not getting breath, and when I try to cough up mucus the muscles in the chest are too tired to do the job. I coughed for 20 minutes and took inhalation to finally achieve it.

Otherwise, the day passed in a calm character with film and surf, and medicine, coughing, phlegm, etc. throughout the day. Coughed so I kept on throwing up. Yes, it was that bad.

Update Friday, 9 September 2016

Day 8: It’s Friday, a week after that I was in that room with this fragrance machine. I woke up at 0600 by coughing again and have been awake since, coughing up mucus regularly. I have taken medicine 40 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcysteine Sandoz 200 mg and 2.5 mL 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhalation. I must take all of this before I even get to eat, I can not eat with this ongoing cough and phlegm. Normally I take only 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 in the morning (and 2 in the evening), and I can take it after breakfast. Now I have ugly side effects of the strong Ventoline, I’m shaky to the point on my hands, when I hold my hand up fingers are shaking by tremor.

I was to the store to buy food today, it was the first time I was out in public since Wednesday, September 7th, I had prepared myself properly with medicine before I went but after 10 minutes in the store I got worsening of the asthma again, wheezing, hoarseness, hard thick mucus and began to sweat as a result of it. Fragrance is in the store too. Asthma is tiring for the body and a stress factor.

I’m tired, I’m fed up, but it is maybe hopefully on right path now, yes except for deterioration today. I’m much better than I was last Saturday, but now it’s harder to breathe again, I’m not fully recovered yet and still more sensitive than usual. An already irritated lungs react more and easier on everything my lungs can not tolerate (like for everyone else with this issue).

Update Saturday, 10th September 2016

Day 9: To the hospital emergency room in the middle of the night

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Lay in bed and crying, sleepy and tired, cough, phlegm, difficulty breathing and wheezing. Called the hospital for help. Was there at 0320 at night. CRP was 5, no bacterial infection or virus. Got inhalation. Oxygen level better. Nursing Sister was wonderfully kind and thoughtful, I am so tired and stressed by all this that I started to cry like a waterfall at the hospital, and nursing sister was so kind and stroked my arm and my shoulder and comforted me. Home again at 0450. Did not sleep this night.

Now it’s a little beyond the day and I have a little burning in the airways, breathing difficulties are right now small because of the medicine, but I still need to use the strong Ventoline 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml solution for inhalation with nebulizer to thrive. When medication decreases in effect, as will cough grow back, and I cough up phlegm, and besides that I feel a burning sensation in the lungs, and it is the tipping point for whether it goes wrong or not. Just a little needed to tipping it over the wrong way. It’s hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it themselves, but it feels much like; Imagine that you have a fire you will ignite, there is a little flare and it is either to burn or die out, and that’s just the way it is now that the smallest can make the asthma worsen, so I have to take medicine to not be hurt worse. Normally I manage myself using a regular inhaler to take away small problems and have good breath with PEF 500, but not now because of this perfume. And even cooking food can be a worsening problem since it gives away cookery fumes, but one have to eat. Heavy medication and sick leave.

Update Sunday, 11 September 2016

Day 10: Woke up this morning with very much lung congestion and constriction, to explain what it sounded like; almost like a car having starting problems, the dense raspy sound when the car does not get air and the feeling is as if the lungs were filled with insulating material. I have gotten worsening again. The drugs I have does not do the job good enough so I have to go to the doctor again tomorrow.

You have to understand that asthma is not like a light headache you can just take a pill for and everything will be over. The inflammation that are in the lungs of allergens and irritants caused by content ones health can not tolerate stick for several days. It is an inflammation of the lung airways and as known inflammation takes long time to go away. So please show consideration!

Update Monday, 12 September 2016

Day 11: I went to my doctor and was ordained stronger and more medicine plus lung x-ray at the hospital. I told my doctor that the medicine I get at the hospital works better so now I take Atrovent 2.0 ml 0.25 mg / ml to be mixed with my Ventoline 2.5 ml of 2 mg / ml and inhaled – and lungs are X-rayed.

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In addition he said, “-NO WORK THIS WEEK!” and put me on sick leave to the end of the week.

Something positive I spotted at the hospital was this:

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It is wonderful to find that ones hospital is tuff. Note says;

“Hello!!
Do you believe the cigarett butt (you throw away) removes itself???!!! SMOKE FREE!!!”

I can only applaud them. 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

Update Tuesday, September 13 2016

Day 12: This night I have actually been able to sleep the whole night through, finally! I woke up at 0700. I believe it is the new medicine. I am still coughing and it is coming mucus when I cough but the new medicine helps a lot.

Today’s medicine doses: 20 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 (also in the evening), Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg, 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline mixed with Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml inhalation every 4th – 5th hour, and in addition the Ventoline when needed, and this I will have to take from now on, til I get symtom free.

Though I have a serious voice issue. One need air to be able to talk okay, and having an asthma attack one is also affected on the voice. Since I still have breathing issues even though I have new medicine, my voice is affected. This video was recorded today right before taking a new dose of medicine after 5 hours. The video is subtitled in English, if it does appear directly, please press the subtitle card at the lower right corner of the video. Learn more about asthma, constricted airways and the voice here:

Update Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Day 13: I have been able to scale down a bit on Ventoline, I think it is thanks to the new Atrovent that I have received, it got a longer duration. The asthma cools off but  I am not well yet (eg. Symtom free when asthma is chronic).

I have not slept well last night, the increased drug dosage has given me the side effects of dry mouth, I woke up several times a night and been dry as a desert in the mouth and have had to get up to eat and drink something to stop it.

I must increase Symbicort Forte 320/9 to 3 x 2 doses a day, it is the preventive medicine.

The voice is still not good, but I cough not as much and bad anymore, at least not as long as I take medicine. But man am I blue under my eyes, this has been a hart time.

Maybe it goes right way now?

Update Thursday, 15 September 2016

Day 14: I still takes the same medicines, but I took an extra dose of Atrovent + Ventoline last night (ie a total of 5 doses instead of 4), and it seems as if it works. This morning when I woke up coughing I only coughed more easy but I was very dry in the mouth because of the side effects of the medicine. Though, when medication decreases in strength after a few hours when I get a burning experience in the lungs and harder to breathe, to explain how the burning sensation feels like; it is as if I have throat burn in the lungs. The burning sensation decreases in strength when I take medicine. I get in between doses of medication heavy breathing, and when I was at the store today it was bad, and my voice bar not and it was difficult to talk. Tonight I have “throat burn” in the lungs, not so hard time to breathe, I have just taken more medicine. But it seems as if the medication is doing its job when I slowly being better than I was, so I’ll take a extra dose this night as well. 5 times a day is really more than the doctor said I should take, but 4 is too little, to help myself so I take 5. The extra dose I take at night because otherwise there will be too many hours without inhalation during the night. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow again. I am not well yet.

Update Friday, 16 September 2016

Day 15: Today I was at the doctor, he listened to the lungs, it was done spirometry, and I will be remitted to a specialist. I am still very sensitive in my asthma for slightest impact. Because of that it is dangerous to go too long on Prednisone it is now removed from my medicines. I continue as usual with the other medicines. I am on sick leave ’til 26.9.

Update Saturday, 17 September 2016

Day 16: I woke up at 0600 and took all pills and Symbicort Forte 320/9 medication, and then and fell asleep again.

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Woke with heavy breathing and had to take inhalation. Before this happened, I have normally been able to just take some Symbicort Forte 320/9 and my asthma and allergy pills in the morning, now I have to use heavy emergency medicine before breakfast. I’m starting to worry that I  maybe have gotten a chronic deterioration by the chemical substances were sprayed into the air, wilI I have to have it like this in the future?

Update Monday, 19 September 2016

Day 18: I did not update yesterday, it has not happened much. I’ll still take Ventoline + Atrovent in addition to the usual dose of asthma and allergy medicines, because if I do not then I get easily deterioration. As long as I take medicine so it works. Though, I’m still very easily affected by irritants and allergens in the air, much more than before, so the doctor has decided that I should stay home until it has stabilized. Like this I have not had it before this happened, I was very sensitive, but it’s worse now. I was  also remitted by my doctor to a lung specialist in town, they called from lung specialist today, I have gotten an appointment on Friday.

If I have gotten permanent injury, whom should I report and sue? I can not let this go unnoticed. It is not okay it being like this in society, and what if I have gotten an injury that lower my ability to work? I can not help thinking of this.

Update Friday, 23 September 2016

Day 22: Today I went to the lung specialist as my GP Remitted me and it was a rewarding meeting in several ways. Firstly I got to do more breathing tests than I have ever done before, in fact, more thoroughly than it was done by the lung clinic when I was there a few years ago. In total the new lung clinic did 3 different breathing tests, spirometry and two others: one for normal calm breathing where I also should hold my breath for 7 seconds and then breathe again, and another test that simulated stair climbing with heavy breathing and full constriction (machine simulated breathing stopped and me had to breathe against it). Then I met the doctor who turned out to be the same doctor who remitted me to The Occupational Injury Department at Trondheim Hospital about 2008/2009, fun he was know from before.

Much chatting about asthma and what happened to me on September 2, which was why I was sent to him. Since I blogged last Monday the 19th of September, my breathing improved considerably and I have been able to cut out the inhalation of the strong Ventoline and Atrovent on a regular basis, now it’s only once in between i use it. Breathing tests I did showed that I have regained breathability. It sits on about 95% of 100% now, and it’s good, and I hope it gets even better. It should probably work if I stay away from everything, and that means all situations which means contact with what my health can not tolerate, and that means even people using fragrance and fragrance products. Now I take only my regular medication Symbicort Forte 320/9, Singulair, Ceterizin and a small dash with the regular inhaler, as I did before I got sick the September 2nd. Since Friday, I have only used the strong medicines 2-3 times, which is a major advance.

We also came to talk the doctor and I about Symbicort Forte, he said it contains a long time preventive working kind of Ventoline which is one of the components of Symbicort Forte. This was news to me. I also read earlier at Medicines Agency about Ventoline that if you have to take too much of Ventoline when the body can get used to the medication and then lose the effect.  I found that when I also take a large dose of Symbicort Forte containing a kind of long-acting Ventoline plus had to take such large quantities of the strong inhalation aerosol Ventoline, so had the body certainly had been given too much and cut out the effect of it, and that’s why I had to get Atrovent. Atrovent has helped me a lot. Thanks to Atrovent I’ve got track of it, and I could cut down on the amount Ventoline. Now I struggle no more with side effects. Asthma and the medical profession is more complicated than you think. Today I have just taken one single dose of Ventoline + Atrovent. If it continue as good as now the next few days then I’ll work on Tuesday. :)

What is fragrance?

Learn from Professor Anne Steinemann at Melbourne University (click the link for more info about her). It is easy to believe that the rules are better in Europe and Scandinavia, but the fact is that the industry is not required to tell you the contents of the hidden word perfume. This you find here:

I want a prohibition

I want it to be prohibited perfuming indoor air, and that it should be forbidden to wash with perfumed cleaning products and the use of spray bottles to clean where the public have access and else go. I am aming at that a ban would only strengthen the rights of us with asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr and other sensitivities. According to Universal Design and Accessibility Act § 9, and the UN declaration of Accessibility and Universal Design, it is already forbidden to use so that a prohibition in practice on scented products will only strengthen the laws already in place. It’s a hassle having to fight alone and opt for equality and availability to the Equality and Availability ombudsman every time there is such hinder as fragrance polluted air, so that we will not have to fight a daily battle, it should be availability also for us and we should not have to become sick.

Also read:

“Known health risks – It is already known that there is a link between the use of cleaning sprays and increased risk of asthma.” (in Norwegian)
For this article I can add my own experience: I used JIF spray cleaning products in my work as a cleaner from 2005 -2007 and it adds up and become a lot in 8 hours full time use. I was healthy and had no asthma when I started in the job and after two years I had developed asthma. I read so the safety data sheets for JIF manufactured and sold by LiIleborg AS, and there stood that it contains substances that can trigger allergies, so Lilleborg AS is lying in the article, they know very well that it is not harmless. This information is not given in the store, you have to find it in the product safety data sheets, and this is most likely true for most products. There were other things that were aerosol also that we used and so were there people who smoked too (I’ve never been smoking it was passive smoke). It was too much for my health. So dear ones who read, do think and care about yours and others health, I can sign that when you become sick in asthma then it is something that persist for life, and you will be sensitive to very much. So dear, take this seriously. And I refer you again to Husbanken.no information developed in cooperation with NAAF (in Norwegian).

And why do I share now this personal information? Because I want you to understand the seriousness.

In fresh air, I am healthy, and in polluted air I am ill, it is so really simple.

Fragrancing of the air is a violation of the law.

Annelie Molin

There is a Swedish law act against discrimination on disability in Sweden too;

Lack of accessibility is a form of discrimination. As of January 1, 2015 introduced a lack of accessibility as a new form of discrimination in the Discrimination Act. Lack of accessibility means that a person with a disability is disadvantaged by not having taken reasonable measures for accessibility to the person in question will be in a comparable situation to people without such disabilities.
The word disability replaced with “decreased function ability” in the discrimination Act, the Equality Ombudsman, the Education Act and the Act on the employment and hiring of workers.

◾(Prop. 2013/14: 198)
◾Act (2014: 958) on the amendment to the Discrimination Act (2008: 567)
◾Act (2014: 959) amending the Act (2008: 568) concerning Discrimination Ombudsman
◾Act (2014: 960) amending the Education Act (2010: 800)
◾Act (2014: 961) amending the Act (2012: 854) regarding the employment and hiring of workers.
Source: notisum.se/News.aspx?itemid=11999

What is universal design, accessibility and reasonable measures?

Sweden and the EU, together with 160 other countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This commitment means that states are responsible for implementing universal design, accessibility and reasonable measures.

The application of universal design means that all new products, services, environments and applications designed to be used by all the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design. When developing new products, services, environments and programs target all people.

The point is that we as users have different functional capabilities and characteristics. In this way, we create a society where everyone can participate equally. Producers, authorities and companies can also achieve far more. Accessibility as a group is an entitlement. To create complete accessibility is an unconditional obligation of States to gradually remove existing obstacles in buildings, transportation, information and communications, including information technology and products and services aimed at the general public. Costs should not be an argument against this, the State has the responsibility to ensure protection against discrimination” HSO.se

#doftmaskin #duftmaskin #astma #allergi #astmaallergi #fragrancemarketing #scentmarketing #airfreshener #luftoppfrisker #parfyme #parfym #parfum #perfume #fragrance #duft #doft #luftforurensning #forurensning #luftförorening #förorening #airpollution #pollution

#scentmarketing #fragrancemarketing #airfreshener #luftoppfrisker #doft #parfyme #luftforurensning #forurensning #tilgjengelighet #TilgjengelighetslovenParagraf9 #lovbrudd #astma #allergi #astmaallergi #sensitivitet #CircleK med flere.


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Yoghurt og hodepine- #astma #allergi #sensitivitet – Yogurt and Headache 

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Yoghurt og hodepine

En fortelling om mellommenneskelige relasjoner og konsekvensen av å legge byrden på den sjuke

Noen mennesker mener at astma, allergi og sensitivitet er helt den sjukes ansvar og de fraskriver seg eget ansvar ved å si at

Det er ditt ansvar å ta medisin. Jeg har rett å gjøre som jeg vil. Du skal ikke begrense meg.

Tenk deg at du får hodepine av yoghurt, likevel tar jeg og heller i deg yoghurt under tvang. Du sier til meg at jeg får hodepine av yoghurt, slutte! Jeg fortsetter å tvinge i deg yoghurt og sier at du får vel bare ta et hodepinepiller da, jeg gjør som jeg vil og har lyst og jeg liker å helle yoghurt i deg det er min rett! Du fortsetter å si at du får hodepine av yoghurt mens jeg fortsetter å helle i deg yoghurt og du medisinerer for å få mindre vondt, men jeg tar ingen hensyn fordi jeg synes det med yoghurt er bra, du får hodepine og må ta enda mer medisin. Og sånn går dagene… Og det er ikke bare jeg som syns yoghurt er bra og som syns du skal vise hensyn til at vi andre liker det, de forer deg også med yoghurt og du får bare mer hodepine. Da du ber om å slippe yoghurten og forklarer hvorfor da sier vi bare at da får du vel bare holde deg unna! Vi kan sitte her og du kan sitte langt der borte. Og du blir sittende aleine mens vi andre fortsetter som før, og tvangforer andre med yoghurt, og tar ikke hensyn. Du må leve i samfunnet. Du vil ikke være alene. Jeg og de andre som liker yoghurt fortsetter å tvangfore deg med yoghurt mens du får mer og mer vondt i hodet. Du tar så mye medisin mot din hodepine at du blir negative påvirket av medikamentene. Du får bivirkninger. Men vi fortsetter som før. Til slutt ender du opp på sjukehuset, kroppen klarer ikke mer.

Og da du sier fra at det ikke er greit da blir vi sure på deg fordi du verner om helsen, og vil hindre oss med yoghurten,  fordi du vil ikke ha hodepine hele tiden.

Sånn er det med astma, allergi og sensitivitet da du velger at din frihet og dine valg er viktigere enn andres helse.

Skjønner du nå?

In English

Yogurt and headache

A tale of interpersonal relationships and the impact of adding the burden on the sick

Some people think that asthma, allergies and sensitivity is the responsibility of the sensitive person and disclaims own responsibility by saying that

It is your responsibility to take medicine. I have the right to do whatever I want. You may not limit me.

Suppose you get a headache from yogurt, yet I take no consideration and force yogurt to your diet.  You say to me that I get headaches from yogurt, stop! I continue to force in you yogurt and says you’ll just have to take a headache pill then, I do what I want and I want and I like to pour the yogurt, it’s my right! You keep saying that you get headaches from yogurt while I continue to pour into you yogurt and you medicate to get less hurt, but I take no consideration because I think it with yogurt is good, you get headaches and have to take even more medicine. And so it goes day by day …  And it is not only I who think yoghurt is good and who think you should show respect to the rest of us who like yogurt, they feed you well with yogurt and you only get more headaches. When you request to drop the yogurt and explains why then we say that then you just stay away! We can sit here and you can sit far over there. And you will be alone while the rest of us continue as before force feeding others with yogurt and takes no account. You have to live in society. You do not want to be alone. I and the others who like yogurt continues to force-feed you with yogurt while you get more and more headaches. You take so much medicine for your headache so that you get negative influence of the drugs. You get side effects. But we will continue as before. Eventually you end up at the hospital, the body can take no more.

And when you say that it’s not okay then we get mad at you because you cherish your health, and will deny us with the yogurt, because you do not want to have headaches all the time.

So it is with asthma, allergies and sensitivity when you select your freedom and that your choice is more important than the health of others.

Do you understand now?

In Swedish

Yoghurt och huvudvärk

En berättelse om relationer och samspel mellan människor och konsekvenserna av att lägga bördan på de sjuka personen

Vissa människor tycker att astma, allergier och känslighet är den sensitiva personens ansvar och friskriver eget ansvar genom att säga att

Det är ditt ansvar att ta medicin. Jag har rätt att göra vad jag vill. Du ska inte begränsa mig.

Anta att du får huvudvärk av yoghurt, men jag häller i dig yoghurt under tvång. Du säger till mig att jag får huvudvärk av yoghurt, sluta! Jag fortsätter att tvinga i dig yoghurt och säger att du bara måste ta en huvudvärkstablett då om du plågas, jag gör vad jag vill och jag vill och jag gillar yoghurt och fortsätter att tvinga på dig yoghurt, det är min rättighet! Du säger att du får huvudvärk av yoghurt medan jag fortsätter att tvinga  i dig yoghurt och du medicinerar för att få mindre ont, men jag tar ingen hänsyn, eftersom jag anser att det med yoghurt är bra. Du får huvudvärk och måste ta ännu mer medicin . Och så fortsätter det dag för dag, dagarna i ända… och det är inte bara jag som tycker yoghurt är bra och som tycker du ska visa respekt för resten av oss som gillar det, de föder dig väl med yoghurt och du  få bara mer huvudvärk. När du begär att slippa yoghurt och förklarar varför då säger vi att du får väl bara hålla dig borta! Vi kan sitta här och du kan sitta långt där borta. Och du kommer att vara ensam medan andra fortsätter som förut, och tvångsmatar andra med yoghurt och tar ingen hänsyn. Du måste leva i samhället. Du vill inte vara ensam. Jag och de andra som gillar yoghurt fortsätter att tvångsmata dig med yoghurt och samtidigt får du mer och mer huvudvärk. Du tar så mycket medicin för din huvudvärk att du är negativt påverkad av medicinerna. Du får biverkningar. Men vi kommer att fortsätta som tidigare. Till slut hamnar du på sjukhuset för kroppen orkar inte ta mer.

Och när du säger att det inte är okej då vi bli arga på dig eftersom du vill vårda din hälsa, och vill hindra oss som gillar yoghurt, eftersom du inte vill ha huvudvärk hela tiden.

Så är det med astma, allergier och känslighet när du väljer din frihet och att ditt val är viktigare än andras hälsa.

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Ban #ScentMarketing aka #FragranceMarketing #doftmarkedsføring #doftsattemiljøer #parfyme #doft #duftmarkedsføring #markedsføring @astmaallergi @helsedir @regjeringen @kronprinsparet @likestilling @mittombud

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Forby parfymering av innendørs miljø

Fra artikkelen:

“Parfymdofter är ett hinder för personer som är överkänsliga mot parfym.

Det medför svårigheter att vistas i olika offentliga inomhusmiljöer på grund av andras parfymdoft. Exempel på (icke att bli begränsat till) sådana miljöer är butiker, arbetsplatser, skolor, vården, i kulturlivet och i kollektivtrafiken.

Astma- och Allergiförbundet vill uppmärksamma doftöverkänslighet för att det är ett stort problem för så många.

Förbundet kräver nu att doftsättning i offentliga inomhusmiljöer förbjuds.

Det finns i dag företag som ägnar sig åt att ”doftsätta” butiker, köpcentrum och hotell – miljöer som där våra medlemmar inte kan vistas i.

Doftöverkänslighet, även kallat sensorisk hyperreaktivitet/SHR, är relativt vanligt bland vuxna – drygt sex procent uppfyller kriterierna för medicinsk diagnos.

Långt fler, omkring 33 procent anger själva att de har någon form av doftöverkänslighet.

Det finns inte någon medicinsk behandling som botar doftöverkänslighet utan de som är drabbade är hänvisade till att undvika dofter och är därför beroende av omgivningens hänsyn.

Doftöverkänslighet anses bero på en ”överretbarhet” i det sensoriska nervsystemet. Vanliga symtom är luftvägsbesvär (hosta, andnöd, heshet, slembildning), irritation i ögon, näsa eller hals eller mer allmänna symtom (huvudvärk, yrsel, trötthet, svettningar).

Symtomen kan påminna om astma eller allergi men har andra orsaker. Besvären kan hålla i sig i flera dagar och leda till sjukfrånvaro även om man bara utsätts för parfymdoft en kort stund.” svt.se

I grunn er det allerede forbudt da det bryter mot den Norske Diskriminerings- og Tilgjengelighetsloven.

E-post fra Likestillings og Diskrimineringsombudet LDO til Alena Jula (publisert med tillatelse av Alena Jula):

“Parfymeallergi og andre typer miljøhemminger regnes som en form for nedsatt funksjonsevne som er beskyttet av Diskriminerings- og Tilgjengelighetsloven.
Friheten til å fungere i samfunnet skal være lik for alle. Også tiltak for allergikere, herunder parfymefrie produkter, kan omfattes. Dette er særlig viktig ved offentlige og private virksomheter hvor personer av ulike grunner har behov for å oppholde seg. Med diskriminering menes direkte og indirekte forskjellsbehandling!” Likestillings- og Diskrimineringsombudet LDO, Norge

Forby parfymering / duftsetting av innendørs luft  i Norge, i Sverige, ja rentav i hele Europa.

Å reagere med sjukdom på parfymert og duftsatt inneluft det gjelder også astma og allergi, så da må man telle et høyere antall enn oppgitt i artikkelen. Jeg har astma og tåler ikke det som nevnt i artikkelen, det er ikke kun kjemisk intolerante som ikke tåler det. Det er ikke noe kjekt å måtte fly et toalett da man er i behov fordi det er montert en doftmaskin på veggen, eller å måtte gå ut av en butikk eller annet lokal fordi dem har parfymert inneluften. Vil dem ikke ha kunder?

“Astma og allergi kan være invalidiserende og kan forårsake tap av levetid.” Arbeidstilsynet 2009

Det er ikke bare disse og oss som sliter med det som styrker et forbud.

Astma og allergi kan være invalidiserende og kan forårsake tap av levetid pga nedsatt funksjonsevne i lungen og helse. Det er anerkjent som et handikap av både FN, WHO og Likestillings- og diskrimineringsombudet (LDO). Personer med astma og allergi som har hyperreaktive luftveier (skal ikke forveksles med hyperaktive) mot bl.a parfyme i omgivelsene blir ikke godt nok ivaretatt i samfunnet hva gjelder tilgjengelighet pga at mennekser har en s.k. påstått rett å bruke ting som gjør andre sjuke, dette er til tross for at mennesker med astma og allergi har et lovvern i Lov om forbud mot diskriminering på grunn av nedsatt funksjonsevne (diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven), lov om miljø og vern av ren luft osv: Forskrift om miljørettet helsevern, FNs konvensjon om rettighetene til mennesker med nedsatt funksjonsevne, og World Health Organization (WHO): Global surveillance, prevention and control of CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASES.

Man bryter loven med påskudd om mote, økt salg, å få kunder å bli lengre i butikker osv, og på samme tid så stenger man ute tusentalls av personer hvert år fra å delta og bruke tilbudet. Det gir også økt sjukdom, økt sjukefravær, økte kostnader for både samfunnet og privatpersonen det gjelder, det gir personlig lidende, der er til og med personer som er uføretrygdet fordi dem ikke kan være i samfunnet, arbeide og gjøre alle de tingene som andre kan da luften er forurenset med parfymestoffer. Her er det mye å spare for alle, både for den enkelte og samfunnet. Ved å forby tilsetning av parfymer og sk duft, les parfymestoffer, i inneluften blir folk friskere, og samfunnet sparer store summer med penger da fler kan bevege seg i samfunnet, fler kan arbeide, og det blir færre sjukemeldinger.

Hvorfor fortsette å godkjenne bruk av produkter som skader og som koster samfunnet penger? Hva er viktigst tilgjengelighet, helse og miljø eller retten til overfladisk jåleri?

Les også: https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/perfume-and-air-pollution-or-second-hand-fragrance/

 

In English

Ban indoors scenting of air

From the article:

“Fragrances are an obstacle for people who are allergic / sensitive to perfume.

It causes difficulty staying in various public indoor environments because of other people’s perfume / fragrance. Examples (not to be limited to) of such environments, shops, workplaces, schools, health care, cultural life and in public transport.

Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association want to pay attention to scent hypersensitivity it is a big problem for so many.

The union now requires scenting in indoor public areas is prohibited.

Today there are companies dedicated to the scenting stores, shopping centers and hotels – environments where our members can not enter and therefore not be allowed in.

Fragrance hypersensitivity, also called sensory hyperreactivity / SHR (or in English MCS), is relatively common among adults – slightly more than six percent meet the criteria for medical diagnosis.

Far more, about 33 percent say themselves that they have some kind of odor hypersensitivity, read reaction to for example fragrance chemicals off gassing to the air.

There is no medical treatment that cures odor hypersensitivity, but those affected are obliged to avoid smells and are therefore dependent on ambient considerations.

Fragrance Hypersensitivity be due to a “over stimulation” in the sensory nervous system. Common symptoms include respiratory problems (coughing, shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm), irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat or more general symptoms (headache, dizziness, fatigue, sweating).

Symptoms may remind you of asthma or allergy, but has other causes. Symptoms may persist for several days and lead to sick leave even if you are only exposed to perfume a short while. ” svt.se

Basically it’s already prohibited in Norway when it violate against The Discrimination and Accessibility Act.

E-mail from the Equality and Discrimination Ombudsman LDO to Alena Jula (published with permission by Alena Jula):

“Perfume Allergy and other types environmental inhibitions are regarded as a form of disability protected Discrimination and Accessibility Act.
The freedom to function in society should be equal for all. Also measures for preventing allergies, including perfume-free products is covered by the act. This is particularly important in public and private enterprises where people of different reasons need to go and be there / reside. With discrimination is meant direct and indirect discrimination.” The Equality and Anti-discrimination ombudsman LDO, Norway

Prohibit perfuming / fragrance setting of indoor air in Norway, Sweden, yes throughout Europe.

Reacting with illness in scented and fragrance added indoor air it also applies to asthma and allergies, so then you have to count higher numbers than stated in the article. I have asthma and can not tolerate fragrancing of indoor air like mentioned in the article, it is not only chemically intolerant who can not tolerate it. It is no fun having to flee a toilet when one are in need because it is mounted a scent machine on the wall, or having to go out of a store or other locality because them have scented indoor air. Do they not want customers?

“Asthma and allergies can be debilitating and can cause loss of life.” Norwegian Labour Inspectorate 2009

It is not just these and us struggling with it who supports a ban.

Asthma and allergies can be debilitating and can cause loss of life span due to disability in lung health. It is recognized as a disability by the UN, WHO and Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud (LDO). People with asthma and allergies that have hyperreactive airways (not to be confused with hyperactive) agains fragrance / scent / perfume in the environment are not adequately safeguarded in society as regards availability because that human lives has a so called alleged right to use things that make others sick, this is despite the fact that people with asthma and allergies have a legal protection of the Act prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability (Discrimination and Accessibility Act), the law on the environment and the protection of clean air etcetera: Regulations on environmental health, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic RESPIRATORY DISEASE.

People violates the law on the wanting for fashion, increasing sales, getting customers to stay longer in stores, etc., and at the same time so do one exclude thousands of people each year from participating and use the same places. It provides increased illness, increased sick absence, increased costs for both society and the private individual concerned, it gives personal suffering, there are even people who are receiving disability benefits because those can not be in society, work, and do all the things that others may when the air is polluted with fragrances. Here there is much to save for all, both for the individual and society. By prohibiting the addition of perfumes and fragrance so called fragrance marketing and else fragrancing of air, read perfume substances in indoor air are people healthier, and community saving large sums of money when those sensitive can move in society, can work, and there are fewer sick leaves, and less on disabilitiy benefits.

Why continue to authorize the use and selling of products that damage health and costing society money? What is most important accessibility, health and the environment or the right superficial glamour?

Also read: https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/perfume-and-air-pollution-or-second-hand-fragrance/

/ Annelie


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Go romantic with candles Romance and asthma

Romance and asthma

Do you have a loved one who have asthma? Asthma, romance and romantic settings is that possible?

Yes

But what you have to take in account is what the person get sick from, do ask before you start making this big romantic date. People having asthma react to so many different things so you better make the trouble asking.

In  general I can say that clean air is the best environment, so skip scented candles, burning any candles, incense, any fragrance product, avoid fireplaces, and no smoking. And remember that allergy can be airborne so do not be flagrant about allergies, it is nothing romantic about getting sick.

Still you can make a romantic setting.

Buy battery-powered candles that is fragrance free. You can fill the whole room with it since it do not pollute the air.

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Check out what flowers the person is tolerant to and what makes the person sick. Maybe artificial flowers looking the real deal is a better choice. Look for alternative decorations the person tolerate. You do not want your loved one to become ill.

Dust is bad news for asthma, so is fragrance cleaning agents. When you are going to clean use only fragrance free products for cleaning. In the store do choose something mild that do not have a strong or stingy odor. Remember that fragrance products gasses off to the air, and that is bad for the lungs. For dusting do only use water and a cloth.

If you have pets: Pets are like family members. If the person is allergic to you pet then maybe you have to see that you will have to choose between your pet and this person in the long run. Are you willing to do that?

In all are you willing to adapt to your loved ones asthma and allergies? Remember that the person having asthma and allergies can not choose not to have asthma and allergy, it is a life long commitment. It is not something you can ask them to stop doing.

Make some food and make sure to air out well before your guest arrive. Some people who have asthma react to cookery fumes. But remember that exhaust is bad too so you do not want the room full of that.

Go romantic!

/ Annelie


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Allergy and bodily harm ruling

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Kjøkkenmester dømt for legemsbeskadigelse

Å ikke ta hensyn til allergikere er legemsbeskadigelse angitt i en dom i Sverige. Vet du om at en person har allergi og du ikke tar hensyn til det da kan du bli idømt bøter for legemsbeskadigelse.

Kjøkkensjefen er dømt i svenskt rettsvesen og idømt en bot om 30000 SEK.

Neste gang du som er utsatt for at folk ikke tar allergien din seriøst, eller det er du som ikke tar den allergiskes sjukdom alvorlig, husk at det er legemsbeskadigelse om personen blir sjuk pga av deg, og det er straffbart.

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Chef fined for bodily harm

A restaurant in Sweden did not take a teenagers allergy seriously and served him food he is allergic to. A head chef in Sweden is now sentenced to pay a fine of 30000 SEK. Swedish legal system rule it is bodily harm.

Next time you are either not taken in account or you are the one who just do not care about those allergic, know it is bodily harm, and it is punishable.

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/ Annelie


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Help someone with asthma

What to do?

You can actually make a huge difference for everyone having asthma so they become more healthy and get a better life. Yes You!

What is asthma?

How to recognize asthma?

I know this person

If you know the person, ask what the person can not tolerate, allergies and other stuff they get sick from. When a person have asthma even things they are not allergic to can make their airways kick back and make trouble in form of an asthma attack. When you know what the person get sick from keep this away from the person at all times. If it is something you use yourself. STOP! even if you think in your own mind that it must be a silly thing.

I do not know this person

Around you there are many people who have asthma. One count that about 20-25 % of the population in a country have asthma. Worldwide (numbers from 2011) 300 million people have asthma, in Europe (counting from 2014) approximately 30 million people have asthma, and it is estimated that around 2036 about 400 million people will have asthma worldwide (information from World Health Organization WHO, Ginasthma.com, and EFA). In Norway for example there is in 2015 about 5 million people. 20 % out of 5 million people (counting low) is 1 million people who have asthma (5.000.000 x 0,20 = 1.000.000). How many live in your country? Count how many ( x million people times 0,xx equals?) So you see out of the hundred of people you see around you about 20 of those have asthma. And that is if we count low with 20 %. That is 20 people! So what can you do for all of those?

The nature of asthma is like this:

A person can be allergic to different things that causes asthma attacks, and in addition there are substances that causes irritation to the airways in the lungs causing asthma attacks even if the person is not allergic to them. Asthma comes in 4 different levels from mild to severe. Asthma can be deadly. To live you must be able to breathe, and the nature of asthma is trouble breathing. Think about this when you travel in the room where the public have access, and also in your home if your friends or family have asthma.

Common triggers for asthma:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Vaping – some but not all react to vaping
  • Fragrance (both male and female scents) – both from the bottle and added to other products.
  • Incense
  • Scented candles and candles
  • Air fragrance, also known as signature scent
  • Airfreshener – what you use to hide bad odor or to fragrance the room
  • Animals – most common is fur and birds. But remember that it is not only the fur and the feathers that is source for the allergy, saliva and skin dandruff too.
  • Food – most commonly known is nuts and peanuts and that is both the whole nut or added to food and oils. Nut allergy can be fatal both taken in and airborne. But even milk, egg, fish and other foods can give such reaction both by eating it and airborne.
  • Exhaust from vehicles, both diesel and gasoline, and maybe others. Gas – actually most people have it bad from gas, but people with asthma have it even worse since they do not tolerate even smaller amounts.
  • Gassing from stuff – it can be gas from filling petrol, diesel, oil, alcohols, solvents, new plastic, cleaning products, ammonia, among many other things.
  • Dust of various kinds, not only house dust.
  • Pollen
  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Evaporates

So how can you make the world better for a person having asthma to avoid the person get an asthma attack? It is actually rather easy.

  • Do not smoke or vape around other people. Smoke outside away from entrances and ask before you light a cigarette or e-cigarette.
  • Cut out the fragrance and fragranced products, only use fragrance free. The emissions, pollution, from fragrance and fragrance products cause asthma attacks. If you use fragrance and someone tells you to stay clear it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.  Take the hint and go fragrance free.
  • Do not use incense, it pollutes the air. A sensitive person gets asthma attacks from it (even outdoors). If a person tells you not to use it, it is not to be rude, it is not to be against your religion, it is to stay healthy.
  • Do not use candles and scented candles since they emit a lot of invisible chemicals to the air that triggers an asthma attack. And the smoke from putting them out is just as bad.
  • Airfresheners, products giving away scent and signature scent for marketing is a big no! no! it goes under the same as Fragrance.
  • Turn the engine off as soon as you have stopped the car.
  • Think of fire smoke and other kinds of smoke, gas and off-gassing as pollution and keep such away from others. Ask before you do something that can emit to the air.
  • Avoid if possible to bring animals where there are a lot of people. A rather big percent of the 20 % of the population is allergic. That also goes for your clothes if  you have been around animals. Change your clothes to allergen free clothes and wash yourself.
  • Flowers are lovely, unfortunately many is allergic, so if possible try to keep the flowers packed in during transport home. And if you are going to give someone flowers, ask if they are allergic to it before buying it. Maybe something else is a better gift?
  • Dust and dirty – Keep the place clean from dust, but use as less chemicals as possible to get as clean air as possible. Cleaning and washing agents goes under the same as fragrance products, it causes asthma attacks. Go fragrance free here!
  • Pollen, yes it is a natural thing and not your fault. What you can do is to think of all that is allergic to it, do not brush or dust it off indoors, and if someone tells you to hand your coat outside it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.
  • Food – Avoid eating where other people travel the society. Of cource you can eat in a restaurant or a cafe’, but avoid eating other places. Rather many get sick from airborne food emits, and when you eat you might get it on handles, seating, doors and so on, and the next one get it on their hands and then in their mouth for example (grown and children).

Remember that things that emits and evaporates to the air can be for sensitive people as pollution regardless of the smell. It is not the smell that hurts it is what is in the smell. We are constructed to breathe air, nothing else. If someone tells you – No!, it is not to be rude, it is to stay healthy. Avoid to have things that evaporate and emits to the air where the public is. Make the air as fresh as possible without additives, additives that is for all of us sensitive nothing more than pollution. Maybe it is a new way of thinking for you, but regardless what you think of it, it is all sensitive persons reality. If you adopt the way of thinking you can make the air cleaner and fresher for us all to breathe. In that way you can help us stay healthy. In polluted air we get sick, in fresh air we are healty. It is that simple. Have a nice day. / Annelie


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Hypothetically religiously

Incense

Incense in a Buddhist temple. (photo sanaakosirickylee.wordpress.com since I can not enter to take a photo myself.)

Incense in a Buddhist temple. (photo sanaakosirickylee since I can not enter to take a photo myself.)

Today we got the first Buddhist temple in Møre and Romsdal County, and that made me think of the issue asthma, allergy and Chemical Sensitivity when using a temple or church.

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Incense in a Catholic church. (photo: oodegr.co since I can not go there take one myself)

Both Buddhists and Catholics use incense. Incense is known to admit substances to the air that is both carcinogenic and a cause of asthma attacks. For sensitive persons incense is just as bad as scented candles, tobacco smoke, exhaust and fragrance.

In a religious perspective use of incense would make the temple or church unavailable.

I know, if I would have been a Buddhist or a Catholic, I would not be able to go, so that makes me wonder, –  So how about you? What is your experience? Have you experienced the temple or church being unavailable to you because of bad indoor air from incense?

/ Annelie


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ALERT! Cumin spice recall is now globally documented #peanutallergy #jordnötsallergi via @mynewsdesk_se @Aftonbladet @AllergicLiving @Independent

Watch out all of you allergic to nuts. Contaminated spices!

It is regarded almonds.

Santa Maria spices http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/santa_maria/pressreleases/santa-maria-aaterkallar-foeljande-produkter-fraan-marknaden-kan-innehaalla-spaar-av-mandel-1117621

Allergy Friends

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A few weeks ago we wanted to bring to everyones attention in a post the massive recalls going on in the US and Canada that began in November 2014,  with the intention of raising awareness to be cautious for those in the US and abroad living with nut allergies.  And now our fears of it reaching global contamination seem to be taking form.  At the time of our post,  the contamination was believed to be from a shipment of cumin(spiscummin) from Turkey delivered to a processing plant that was distributed to thousands of manufacturers of seasonings that was contaminated with peanut flour(ground peanut). The story quickly gets complicated, as the recalls keep rolling in, and now has expanded to paprika seasonings and almond contamination.  Usually when we have a recall its localized to one shipment, one product.  But this massive recall escalades with numerous manufacturers,  several spices and widespread locations(US, Canada, UK and now Sweden)…

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Allergy despite washing up

This weekend I learned at a allergy fora that there in fact are people who is so allergic to some foods that it is banned throughout the kitchen everywhere they should eat. Not even washing up is enough.  If a person is allergic to let’s say milk, then if a person have eaten something with milk on a plate, the plate is cleaned in a dishwasher the allergic person get reactions to it anyway.

/ Annelie


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Allergy vaccination does it work for everyone and all kinds of allergies?

Allergen-specific immunotherapy

Allergen-specific immunotherapy ASIT, commonly called allergy vaccination is currently used to treat patients with allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma caused by airborne allergens. It is the only form of treatment that enhances allergic symptoms, affect long-term disease progression in children and creates immunological tolerance to the allergen.
The treatment requires regular contact with health services for several years. SCIT begins with an escalation of allergen dose for 14 weeks. This is followed by a maintenance phase with return visits was sixth to eighth week over 3-4 years.
It is most common vaccine directed against birch and grass pollen-induced symptoms, mites are a common goal. Attempts are made to different kinds of food allergy. Milk, eggs and peanuts are the foods tested most to vaccinate against. Vaccination against cat allergy is frequent, while dogs and horses are much less common. The demand for dog and horse vaccinations, however, is palpable but the scientific evidence is insufficient and the clinical experience of the treatment effects varied. Today, this therapy is primarily for highly motivated patients where the allergen can not be avoided and pharmacological treatment, ie antihistamines or nasal steroids, does not provide adequate disease control.

Any treatment using vaccination against allergies must be done under the supervision of an allergy specialist, and it is  not adviced to do this on your own.

So far there is no vacination against sensitivity, asthma and allergy to perfumes and chemical products. Many people are mistaken that you can vaccinate against all allergies. This is wrong.

And it is wrong of the public to say when they put a asthma and allergy sick person to fragrance to say:

“I know you can train your allergy away. It is good for you to be subjected to fragrance, then you can train it away.”

This is nothing but abuse. When you put a person in the posistion to be forced to inhale the blend of chemicals, allergens and irritants their body can not tolerate it is like if you kick them in their body. You hurt them.

So please stop doing this.

Instead help their everyday struggle to stay healthy by going fragrance free in the public room.

Source: Asthma and Allergy Sweden – Allergy Facts 2015
http://allergiforskning.se/trycksaker/allergifakta-2014-15/#1/z


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Merry Christmas shut out

Happy Holidays?

Fresh-Air-For-All-Guests-Christmas It is this time of year when all families gather together and salubrate the holidays together, first Christmas and then New Years.

Invitations are sent and everyone is expected to come on the invitation like the host want it.

I am visiting in different asthma and allergy, and sensitivity fora online and read page up and page down about relatives inviting their kids, cousins, grandkids, siblings and other relatives to the holidays and everyone want to come, just they can not.

And why?

Family can sometimes be even worse than other friends in life, it seems like they are deaf to life and others needs. They want to be presentable and they want to make a cozy holidays for all and make a happy party – on their terms.

I then wonder why they are not listening to what their family and friends tell them about their asthma and allergies, that they can not be around cats, dogs, birds,, tobacco smoke, vaping, fragrance, air fresheners, incense, scented candles, and can not eat a range of different things. Many allergies are even airborne so if any of the things they are allergic to is there they get sick from breathing.

I read about families who invite to holidays and parties and demand to have the gathering at their home even though they know and have been told many times their friends or family members are sick from their animals, fragrance products, tobacco smoke (second and third hand), vaping and some food, fragrance, aftershave and other things. They are told all year-long and every year at Christmas and New Years that the family member is sick from these things, still it is like the host behave like they are thick in the head. Either they have a hearing problem, or it must be they are either thick in their head and do not grasp for a moment what is the problem, or they just do not care.

But actually it should not have to be explained in detail what happens in the body when a person is exposed to allergens and irritants, it should be enough they are told the person get sick from it, and when told – Could you please come to our place instead? And could you please come fragrance free, smoke free, fur free, and bring no food or what ever the allergy and asthma is against? They should do that without hesitating, all for the cause and best for the person we all love who has allergies and asthma.

Every year it is the same thing, and every year I wonder what is wrong with these people? They say they love their family and friends, but still they seem to not care and go on hurting them.

In the end the person having asthma and allergies end up having a Christmas and New Years being sick, really sick, being on medication and having a bad health. All because some people do not listen.

It should be easy. They could just listen and do as asked of them for the greater good and good health of someone they claim to like and love, and someone they claim they care for.

If you claim these things, that you love and care for a person, please step up and show for real that it is true by showing it with your actions.

Caring about your loved ones should be more important than where and how you salubrate your Christmas and New Years.

Or your loved ones end up sitting alone at the Holidays, or getting really ill just because you do not care.

Read about asthma and allergy by looking through the menu, and links. Also read about testimonials, Go fragrance Free archives, and all the other knowledge. Take your time and be a better family and friend.

Please, let it be a Happy, including and Healthy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for everyone.

Fresh-Air-For-All-MerryChristmas

/ Annelie


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To fight a gnu battle…

Sometimes trying to win a argument with a less enlightened is useless.

It is kind of like when you try to tell a person that fragrance is harmfull to human health. Some will never believe you before they get sick themselves. It will then become important to them too.


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Allergies, Asthma and hearingloss

Being a Phonak user I am interested in their posts. And today I found their post on Facebook linking to We’re all Ears on “Types of hearing loss“.

In this article I found:

“Possible causes of conductive hearing loss include:

  • Blockages of the ear canal by impacted earwax (cerumen) or other foreign objects
  • Ear infection
  • Fluid in the middle ear from a cold or the flu
  • Swimmer’s Ear
  • ‘Glue Ear’ (middle ear infection, often seen in children)
  • Allergies
  • Perforated eardrum, from a bad middle ear infection or an accident
  • Benign tumours
  • Otosclerosis – a hereditary condition where the bone grows around the tiny bones in the middle ear
  • A malformation of the outer ear, ear canal or middle ear
  • Partial or complete closure of the ear Canal”

in the list of causes. I am pretty amazed, I did not know allergy could cause this. Since I am interested in both issues I Googled it.

I found The Allergy, Asthma and Sinuse Center talking about “Allergies and the Ear“.

“When people think of allergy problems, what comes to mind most often are the classic symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.  Many people don’t realize that the ears can be affected by allergies, too. Allergies primarily affect the middle ear.  the middle ear has a drainage tube or pressure release valve called the eustachian (you-STAY-shun) tube.  If this tube is clogged with mucus or its opening is blocked by allergy swelling, then pressure and fluid can build up in the middle ear leading to hearing loss.”

Readin on ZocDoc Answers:

“Yes, the inflammation and extra mucous that allergies cause in your airway are enough to cause fluid to back up in your eustachian tube, which of course leads from the back of your throat all the way to your inner ear. When you have this eustachian tube dysfunction, your hearing will sound muffle, and you just wish that your ears would “pop.””

At St. Vincent Medical Center about “Allergies & AutoImmune Inner Ear Disease“:

“Allergy is the term used to describe an over-reaction of the body to a substance that is normally harmless to most people. This substance is called an allergen, and one can be exposed to it in several ways. It may be breathed into the respiratory system, eaten, or touched by the skin to cause symptoms. Often, people inherit a tendency to develop allergies.

SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGY A stuffy nose, runny nose, polyps (growths) in the nose, itching and puffy eyes, frequent sore throats, asthma, skin rashes, and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity in children may be symptoms of allergy. Symptoms may occur in almost all systems of the body, including ears.

Allergy and the Ears Outer Ear symptoms that may be attributed to allergy include chronic itching or frequent infections of the ear canal. Middle Ear symptoms may include repeated ear infections and long-standing fluid behind the eardrum are often due to allergy. Both of these are more common in children. Inner Ear symptoms attributed to allergy may include dizziness, ear fullness and pressure, tinnitus or head noise, and sensorineural (nerve) hearing loss ? especially food allergy. Meniere?s disease in one or both ears may sometimes be aggravated by allergies.”

Clearly if you are allergic and have asthma and you start hearing badly sometimes don’t be afraid. You are not insane. :)

Source:

http://weareallears.com.au/types-of-hearing-loss/#.UxNXzXmYZVo

http://www.allergyasc.com/blog/allergies-and-the-ear/

https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/6252/can-allergies-really-make-your-hearing-worse-during-certain-times-of-the-ye#.

http://stvincent.dochs.org/our-services/ear-surgery/hearing-disorders/allergies-autoimmune-inner-ear-disease/


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To request freedom from perfume among the people …

(Scroll Down for English)  I wonder if those had served food to those who have food allergies, or if it would be rude to ask for food you can tolerate?

Å be om parfymefrihet blandt mennesker…

Om noen ber et menneske om å være parfymefri blir dem gjerne såret og tar det som en krenkelse. Dem tar det personlig. Og litt for mange har ikke forståelse for at parfyme kan gjøre andre sjuke, og forresten i lengden også dem selv. Det er ikke den som blir sjuk av noe som skal tåle at andre skal bruke noe. Dette er kun fiksfakserier for å holde høflighet i hevd, det blir sett på som uhøflig å be noen om å ikke dufte. Er det i tillegg en gjest det gjelder da er det bare enda mere sensitivt, og du blir skikkelig uglesett om du krever duftfrihet. Men det er langt mere utrivelig av den som dufter, gjesten eller medmennesker generelt, folk i yrkesstillinger å gjøre andre sjuke. Jeg undrer om dem hadde servert mat til deg som er matallergikere som gjør deg sjuk, eller om det ville vært uhøflig å be om mat du tåler?

In English

To request freedom from perfume among the people …

If someone asks a person to be fragrance they are likely to hurt their feelings and they take it as an offense. Those People are taking it personally. And too many do not understand that perfume can make others sick, and incidentally in length also themselves. It is not the one who is sick of something that should endure for others to use something. This is only whistles to keep civility alive, it is seen as rude to ask someone not to use it. If it is a guest that comes when there are only even more sensitive, and you are really frowned upon if you require freedom from scent. But it is far more unpleasant by the scented person, guest or fellow human beings in general, people in professional positions to make others sick. I wonder if those had served Food you get sick from to those who have food allergies, or if it would be rude to ask for food you can tolerate?


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Severe allergy, food, people and busses – Eidissen – klikk.no

Read on Klikk.no today

“The family Eidissen all suffer from asthma, eczema and severe allergies – against including eggs, fish, nuts, strawberries, latex and insect stings. Five of the six family members go with epinephrine syringes Epipen and Jext – in case they go into allergic shock.

Hard to take a bus

All the children have allergies, asthma and eczema, from mild to very severe. Also bearing animals and perfume creates problems for four children family. We must get off the bus and enters into a dog. The same applies to fish. Once there was a kid who had a hot fish cake onto the bus. Then we had the right away. Breathing problems we have may even be life threatening, says mum Marit Eidissen.

Bus tours are rare and must be prepared.”

http://www.klikk.no/foreldre/helse/article876229.ece

If all bus Companies were strikt on not allowing Food on the busses, no fragrance, no animals and cleaned all busses fragrance free we would have come a long way in making Public transportation available to most People.


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Why do we need fresh air?

I was talking to a person I know very well today that have not been taken care of their asthma lately and had a violent asthma attack yesterday. Too few understand how dangerous this is, that goes both for them who are sick in asthma and those around who have not.

Why do we need fresh air?

About 20 % of inhabitants in society have asthma, and more are getting it from year to year.

When a person having asthma is exposed to allergens and irritants and stuff that the lungs is ill from MUCUS is formed in the lungs and clogs the airways. In addition to the mucus clogging the bronchies (airways in the lungs) cramp due to muscles around the airway cramping making the already mucus filled airways even tighter. This is what makes it hard to breathe. It is also important to note oneself that even insensitive and uncaring behaviour that cause emotional stress to a person having asthma can cause the same Health issue.

This is what happens if a person having asthma is subjected to airborn allergens and irritants, or eating something they get sick from, and it worsen by the hour they are subjected to it.

If the person do not get treatment this is what happen:

1 The asthma attack is sneaking on the person making it hard to breathe until he /she get too little oxygen and ultimately die from it.

2 Have a acute asthma attack that is very violent, with violent coughing, violent breathing problems, muscle cramps and ace, it is easy to spot and in the long run just as deadly. Often you can not stand up straight because you cough so violently.

3 A combination of the two above.

4 Anaphylactic shock. Death comes quickly.

So before you say “take a pill” and “let me smoke and fragrance in Peace”, give us fresh air. That is what we need!


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Allergy to rosin, perfume, mold, sensitivity two fragrance and tobacco – Doris – livsbild.se

At Livsbild.se Doris tells us about her eczema she lived With for years since she was 18 years old, and from the doctors were prescribed lotions and Hydrocortisone. Her Eczema got worse and worse, and many years later they made a allergy test on her. They found out that she was allergic to rosin, neomycin, bensocain och hydrocortisone.

Rosin is made from trees like pine and is used in a varaity of products like pine soap, detergents, soap, shampoo, paper, glue, mascara, paired talk gaskets in dentistry, rubber, latex, staple, patches, colored pencils, inks, labels, floor and furniture polish, chewing gum, gelatine, some varieties of ice cream, modeling clay, wax, waxes, paints / varnishes, putties, stove polish, flycatcher, perfume and much more.

Think of it, substances put in products you use on Your body that is highly alllergenic.

She tells us that newspapers, especially newly printed, can not be too close as they will give her trouble breathing. Perfume and cigarette smoke gives her more difficult to breathe. Since she is also mold allergy, which means that she knows instantly if there is mold in a local, and have difficulty breathing and his eyes begin to itch and drain. To have this allergy means she, besides struggling to avoid subjects also had endured ridicule. And she says

“- Did I choose, I would of course not wanted to have this allergy and asthma. Yes, there are some who would choose this or any other allergy at all?”

http://www.livsbild.se/Livsberattelser/Vad-17-ar-kolofoniumallergi/

Allergy to rosin, perfume, mold, sensitivity two fragrance and tobacco – Doris – livsbild.se


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Smoke free outdoor dining areas Sweden

On the progress in Sweden!

We like smoke free!

“We like smoke free” is a two-year project (2012 – 2014) operated by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association, and funded by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health. The goal is to create smoke-free terraces on a voluntary basis and in time expand the Tobacco Act.

http://rokfriuteservering.se/

I SALUTE YOU, AND ALL JOINING!!!

Good with smoke free outdoor dining areas and cafes! I often do not og such Places du to people smoke there. Such  make restaurant lose customers!

In addition…

Smoking = Egoism. Smoking, here You think only of just yourself. The smoke contains the same thing outdoors as if you were indoors.

Sensitive people react as much to smoke whether it be outside or inside.

Those who smoke have chosen to smoke, so then you must take it on your own account. When you smoke, you do not just make a choice for yourself but also for all others around you, often against their will. We who do not smoke have neither the desire or need to be exposed to it. Actually if you look deeper on the fact: – If you smoke where others are then you force others to smoke when you sit there smoking and your gases spread around you. That is why I prefer to call Passive Smoking for Forced Smoking. It is a right to be able to choose for oneself  what one inhale. Many become acutely ill by tobacco smoke. People with asthma reacts to substances spread in the air at rates as low as 0.02 ppm, therefore it is does not matter if it is smoked indoors or outdoors, it is equally bad in both. You who do not like the smoking ban, do you think it is right that others who do not want to inhale the fumes must sit in a gas mask to avoid breathing in your smoke? You can not control where the smoke goes. 300 million people worldwide have asthma and 250,000 people die from asthma each year, according to numbers from the WHO (2011), and smoking makes many sick, and very many have acute hospitalized because of breathing problems due to others smoking. People having Lung disease is also entitled to go on the terrace and dine in the sun. It should not be that hard to understand?

/ Annelie


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Producers logics

When talking to manufacturers of consumer products like cleaning products, washing products and air fragrance one get amazed about their logics. They very much like to claim their products are safe so they ensure the consumers they are safe to buy their products.

In a discussion With the Norwegian company Lilleborg at their Facebook page Lilleborg Roadshow I found this statement:

 Lilleborg Roadshow Friday 10 May 2013 12:02
“We record huge commitment of a few individuals around perfume. This discussion is not new, Lilleborg has repeatedly been in contact with the same people, and we wish here to reiterate our view: We focus strongly that our products are safe to use. We are subject to stringent regulations which set clear requirements for what ingredients we can use and we have a strong focus on consumer safety when developing new and existing products. In order to meet consumer desires, we offer products both with and without perfume. We spend considerable resources with market research to ensure that our products meet consumer needs at all times. We use the equivalent of resources in product development to ensure safe, quality products according to a very extensive regulations that are harmonized with European legislation. ”

My comment on it to Lilleborg: “If you are so keen on that your products are safe then I wonder why for example Jif Baderom contain fragrances and Chemicals that the HSE (Health Safety and Environment) data say is allergenic for sensitive individuals. That is if you have hereditary history of allergy either you know it or not you can get allergy outbreak using it. But You tell nothing about this at the bottle when you buy it in the store. To know about the allergy risk you must have the safety data sheet and read the very finely tuned text. You know it contains perfumes that are allergenic but you do not stop using it. It is irresponsible if you ask me. You expose customers and their users to the risk of allergy and claim that you care about the safety of their customers. This I want a good explanation to. ”

To the fact: I am one of those who have used this JIF Baderom toilet cleaning spray and have gotten allergies. We used it at work. And after getting sick I read all the fine print about all the products we used at work in the safety data sheet and found that JIF Baderom is not safe! I have the safety data sheet at home. Those data sheet information you do not get as a private person shopping in the grocery store A product one can get allergies from or that make asthma break out is not safe. That is pure and clear logic. I find this way of thinking of the manufacturers are fantastic! As long as they can claim the Law say it is ok to use the content, even when they know it can cause allergy, they continue using it.

They know it is not safe, and still they state to all consumers they care about their safety. I find it stupid, arrogant and uncaring. What do you think?

Copy of original text in Norwegian:
“Vi registrerer stort engasjement fra et par enkeltpersoner rundt parfyme. Denne diskusjonen er ikke ny, Lilleborg har gjentatte ganger vært i dialog med de samme personene, og vi ønsker her å gjenta vårt syn:
Vi har høyt fokus på at våre produkter skal være trygge i bruk. Vi er underlagt strenge regelverk som setter tydelige krav til hvilke ingredienser vi kan benytte, og vi har høyt fokus på forbrukersikkerhet når vi utvikler nye og eksisterende produkter. For å møte alle forbrukerønsker, tilbyr vi produkter både med og uten parfyme. Vi bruker betydelig med ressurser på markedsundersøkelser for å sikre at våre produkter møter forbrukernes ønsker og behov til enhver tid. Vi bruker tilsvarende med ressurser i vår produktutvikling for å sikre trygge kvalitetsprodukter i henhold til et meget omfattende regelverk som er harmonisert med europeisk regelverk.”

My comment in Norwegian: Annelie Molin “Om dere nå er så opptatt av at produktene skal være trygge da lurer jeg på hvorfor f.eks. Jif Baderom innholder stoffer som iflg HMS datablad er allergiframkallende for disponerte personer. Dvs har du arvelige anlegg for allergi enten du vet det eller ikke så kan du få allergiutbrudd ved å bruke det. Men dette står det ingenting om på flasken da du kjøper denne i butikken. For å få vite det må du ha HMS produktdatabladet og lese det meget finstilte. Dere vet det innholder stoffer som er allergiframkallende (1,2-benzisotiazolin-3-on) men dere slutter ikke å bruke det. Ansvarsløst spør du meg. Dere utsetter kundene og brukerne deres for risiko for allergi og påstår så at dere bryr dere om sikkerheten til kundene deres. Dette vil jeg ha en god forklaring på.

Safety Data Sheet (Norwegian)

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We should throw cleaning spray bottle

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Vi bør kaste rengjøringssprayflasken

jifbaderom

Kaste alle sprayflasker og rengjør med såpe, klut og vann.

I dag leste jeg noe på nett i NRK Telemark at forskere og legestanden har komt fram til at man ikke bør bruke rengjøringsmedler på sprayflaske. Dette er noe jeg har advart mot i 6 år. Men det er jo meget godt at de endelig har komt fram til den samme konklusjonen som jeg gjorde etter å ha blitt astmatisk som yrkesskade i 2007. I jobben brukte jeg hyppig forskjellige medler på sprayflaske og annen aerosol form.

I artikkelen kan vi lese:

“Vaskemidler på spray gir astma hos renholdere. Nå skal det undersøkes om også vaskingen hjemme kan gi astma og lungeskader.

Mens proffe renholdere bevisst unngår spray, er bruken økende hjemme hos folk.

– Vi tynner vel sjeldent ut. Vi bruker det vi kan få kjøpt og vi sprayer mer og mer. Dermed puster vi inn mer av disse midlene, sier prosjektleder Anne Kristin M. Fell ved Sykehuset Telemark.

– Vi bør kaste den sprayflasken og heller bruke en klut, sier hun.

Astma vil bli den tredje største dødsårsaken om få år. Nå vil sykehuset finne ut hvor utsatt folk er hjemme.”

De holder på med en stor undersøkelse i Telemark for å finne ut av hva som årsaker astma hos folk, og de har nå funnit ut at sprayflasken er farlig.

Og igjen, jeg er helt enig, akkurat som jeg har ment i 6 år nå. Kutt ut sprayflasken og gå parfymefri folkens!

(NB! Dette er ikke knyttet til et spesielt rengjøringsmerke, men gjelder alle rengjøringsmedler på sprayflaske. )

Kilde: Nrk Telemark

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We should throw cleaning spray bottle

jifbaderom

Throw away all spray bottles and clean using a cloth, soap and water.

Today I read something online in Norwegian NRK Telemark that scientists and the medical profession made ​​concessions to the conclusion that one should not use cleaning agents on a the spray bottle. This is something I have warned about for 6 years now! But it’s very good that they have finally come up to the same conclusion I did after becoming asthmatic as occupational injuries in 2007. In my job, I frequently used different Cleaners on spray bottle and other aerosol form.

In the article we read:

“Washing the spray and asthma in cleaners. Should now be examined whether also washing at home can cause asthma and lung damage.

While pro cleaners deliberately avoids spray, its use increasing in people.

– We thinner rarely out. We use what we can buy and we spray more and more. Thus we breathe in more of these funds, says project manager Anne Kristin M. Fell at Telemark Hospital.

– We should throw the spray bottle and either use a cloth, she said.

Asthma will be the third leading cause of death in a few years. Now the hospital will determine how vulnerable people are at home. “

They’re on a major study in Telemark to find out what causes asthma in people, and they have now found out the spray bottle is dangerous.

And again, I completely agree. As I have for 6 years. Cut out the spray bottle and go fragrance free guys!

(Note! This is not Attached to any specific brand, but all cleaning using a spray bottle.)

Source: Nrk Telemark


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Fastfood increases risk for asthma, rhinitis and eczema

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Astma Allergi Danmark 08.05.2013. Nytt om Astma Forskning 

Hurtigmat øker risikoen for alvorlig astma, rhinitis og eksem

Det kommer ikke som noen noen nyhet for de fleste at hurtigmat er usunt, men at det kan øke risikoen for astma, rhinitis og eksem er kanskje en nyhet for de fleste?

En stor internasjonal studie fra The University of Auckland (The to ledende forfattere, Professor Innes Asher og Philippa Ellwood) viser at det er en økt risiko for alvorlige astma, eksem og høysnue symptomer (rhinitis) hos barn og ungdom som spiser hurtigmat tre eller flere ganger i uken. Spiser du derimot frukt tre eller flere ganger i uka kan beskytte mot alvorlig astma.

Studien konkluderer med at dersom den observerte korrelasjonen er funnet å være pålitelig, slik at resultatene har stor betydning for folkehelsen på grunn av et økende forbruk av hurtigmat (fastfood) globalt.

Der blev innsamlet data på mere end 319.000 tenåringer (13-14 årsalderen) fra 107 sentere i 51 land, og mere enn 181.000 barn (6-7 år) fra 64 sentre i 31 land. Undersøkelsen spurte om deltakernes inntak av kjøtt, fisk, frukt og grønnsaker, belgfrukter, korn, brød og pasta, ris, smør, margarin, nøtter, poteter, melk, egg og gatekjøkkenmat / burgere.

“Etter å ha tatt hensyn til forhold som skulle påvirke resultatene, viste analysen at hurtigmat var den eneste av  mat som gjorde utslag og påviste de samme resultatene på tvers av begge aldersgruppene, slo forfatterne fast at “slike konsistente resultater legger noen vekt på mulig årsakssammenheng av forholdet “.”

Tre eller flere ukentlige hurtigmatmåltider var blant annet knyttet til en 39 prosent økning i risikoen for alvorlig astma blant tenåringer og en 27 prosent økning i risiko blant barn. Forfatterne viser i rapporten at forklaringen kan være at hurtigmat inneholder høye nivåer av mettede fettsyrer og transfettsyrer, mens frukten er rik på antioksidanter.

Nyheter fra forskningen er hentet fra Astma Allergi Danmark

Les artikkelen på  The University of Auckland: Fast food linked to asthma and eczema

Dette er godt nytt for alle som vil ha en bedre helse. Dette leste jeg om på en engelsk side for en måned siden. Det er mange år siden jeg sluttet å spise hamburgere og slik mat. Jeg besluttet meg for på 1990 tallet å ikke spise så masse hurtigmat, hamburgere og slik. Nå blir det kanskje en eller to slike måltider i året. Ofte synes jeg ikke hamburgere er så veldig delikate heller. Det er få kiosker som er gode til å lage gode hamburgere. McDonalds og slike kjeder for eksempel lager uattraktiv mat og jeg har ikke spist på McDonalds på veldig mange år. Jeg går heller på en kafe eller restaurant og tar meg et ordentlig måltid.

 In English

Asthma Allergy Denmark 05.08.2013. News about Asthma Research

Fastfood increases the risk for severe asthma, rhinitis and eczema

It it does not come as any news to most people that fastfood is unhealthy, but that it can increase the risk of asthma, rhinitis and eczema may be news for most people?

A large international study from The University of Auckland (The two principal authors, Professor Innes Asher and Philippa Ellwood) shows that there is an increased risk of severe asthma, eczema and hay fever symptoms (rhinitis) in children and adolescents who eat fast food three or more times a week. Do you eat fruit, however three or more times a week may protect against severe asthma.

The study concludes that if the observed correlation is found to be reliable, so the results are of great importance to public health due to the increasing consumption of fast food globally.

There was collected data on more end 319,000 teenagers (13-14 years old) from 107 centers in 51 countries and more than 181,000 children (6-7 years) from 64 centers in 31 countries. The survey asked about participants’ intake of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, legumes, cereals, bread and pasta, rice, butter, margarine, nuts, potatoes, milk, eggs and junk food / burgers.

Three or more weekly fast food meals was partly due to a 39 percent increase in the risk of severe asthma among teens and a 27 percent increase in risk among children.

“After taking account of factors likely to influence results, the analysis showed that fast food was the only food type to show the same associations across both age groups, prompting the authors to suggest that “such consistency adds some weight to the possible causality of the relationship”.”

The authors of the report shows that the explanation could be that fast food contains high levels of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids, while the fruit is rich in antioxidants.

News from research provided by Asthma Allergy Denmark

Read the story at  The University of Auckland: Fast food linked to asthma and eczema

This is good news for all who want a better health. This I read about on an English page about a month ago. It is many years since I stopped eating hamburgers and such food. I decided on that in the 1990s not to eat so lots of fast food, hamburgers and such. Now it’s maybe one or two such meals a year. Often I do not think hamburgers are so very delicate food either. There are few fast Food stores that are good at making good tasty hamburgers. McDonalds and such chains make unattractive food and I have not eaten at McDonalds for very many years. I rather go to a cafe or restaurant and have a proper meal.


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Allergy – What is?

Allergy is caused by allergens. These are substances which are usually harmless, but can cause allergic reactions in certain people.

Allergy symptoms are the result of a chain reaction that starts in the immune system. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For instance, if you have an allergy to pollen, your immune system identifies pollen as an invader or allergen. Your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction with symptoms.

Source: aaaai.org

Allergy can cause Rhinitis and Asthma among other things.


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Discrimination – by Annelie Molin

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Diskriminering av arbeidssøkere

For tiden snakkes det mye om diskriminering fra arbeidsgivere når arbeidssøkere søker arbeid.

Er det greit med slik utplukking av “feilfrie” arbeidstakere?

Jeg mener nei. Det er feil av en arbeidsgiver å nekte en person jobb på grunnlag av handikap, og om mulig arbeidsgivers egen ukunnskap om handikapet. Det er feil å nekte en med handikap arbeid fordi en handikapet kan gjøre en akkurat like god jobb som noen annen.

Så hva med meg?

Jo, jeg har et par handikap. To. Jeg har hørselskade og noe som kalles miljøhemming grunnet sensitivitet. Og nei, det er ikke torgskrekk eller noe psykisk. Miljøhemming er når en astmatisk ikke kan være et sted fordi der f.eks. blir røyket, eller brukt eller sprayet med parfyme, vasket med feil rengjøringsprodukter, feil blomster e.l. Hemmingen ligger i at miljøet blir utilgjengelig for personen grunnet luftforurensning.

Ja, og også i andre situasjoner kan det skje at folk ser litt rart på en om man vedgår at man har handikap. Jeg har som sagt både hørselskade og miljøhemming grunnet asthma, og spesielt miljøhemming grunnet sensitivitet er noe som folk ikke kan forstå og ofte synes at jeg må tilpasse meg dei. Men hvordan å fortelle lungene at de skal tåle parfyme og røyk bare fordi andre vil bruke det?

Og om det å høre. Det er forskjell på å være døv og å være hørselskadet. Hørapparat bruker man for å kunne høre, ikke det motsatte. Jeg jobber som alle andre, og jeg ser egentlig ikke meg selv som handikapet. Jeg har et lite handikap, jeg er ikke mitt handikap. Jeg har mange gode evner, kunnskaper, personlige sider osv. Jeg har noen utfordringer i det daglige liv, og jeg har lært meg å leve med det, og å mestre det. Jeg hører i grunn ganske bra da ene øret er feilfritt, og med hørapparatet på det andre øret så hører jeg enda bedre. Men så fort du sier du har hørapparat så ser folk ibland litt rart på en, spesielt arbeidsgivere. Og det er no litt dumt synes jeg, fordi man har som sagt hørapparat for å høre, ikke for å ikke høre.

Mennesker med hørapparat er ikke døve, de hører.
Mennesker med miljøhemming  grunnet sensitivitet er ikke rare, de er friske i frisk og ren luft.

“Å google en kandidat er ikke ulovlig, men å forkaste en søker på bakgrunn av den informasjonen de finner på Facebook eller andre nettsteder, er ifølge Arbeidsmiljøloven ikke tillatt.”

“Innhenting av helseopplysninger ved ansettelse, eller bruk av informasjon om sykdom, vil fort være i strid med Diskrimineringsloven eller Arbeidsmiljøloven.

Annelie

Les: Aftenposten: Jeg har vurdert å ta med bandopptaker på intervju
Les: NRK; Arbeidsgivere ønsker ikke syke folk

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Discrimination of job seekers

Discrimination from employers when job seeking efforts is now a hot topic in the news. Is that okay with so picking the “flawless” workers?

I mean no. It is wrong for an employer to deny a person a job on the basis of disability, and if possible the employer’s own lack of knowledge on a handicap. It is wrong to deny a handicaped work because a handicaped can make just as good a job as any other.

So what about me?

Yes, I have a some handicap. Two. I have hearing loss and something called environmental inhibition from sensitivity. And no, it’s not square fright or something mental. Environmental Inhibition from sensitivity is when for example an asthmatic can not be somewhere because there eg. are smoked, or used or sprayed with perfume, using the wrong cleaning agent, wrong flowers, etc. The inhibition is that the environment becomes unavailable to the person due to air pollution.

Yes, and in other situations it may happen that people look a bit odd on me if I admit that I got disabilities. For one it does not show from looking at me. I have both hearing loss and environmental inhibition due to asthma, and especially environmental inhibition from sensitivity is something that people can not understand and often find that I have to adapt to them. But how to tell the lungs to withstand perfume and smoke just because others want to use it? The lungs live their own life and do not care what I or your think.

And about hearing loss. There is a difference between being deaf and hearing disabled. Hearing aid we use to hear, not the opposite. I work like everyone else, and I do not really see myself as handicaped. I have a handicap, I am not my disability. I have many good skills, knowledge, personal pros etc. I have some challenges in daily life, I’ve learned to live with it and to master it. I hear quite well when one ear is flawless, and with hearing aid on the other ear so I can hear even better. But as soon as you say you have a hearing aid people look at you kind of strangely, especially employers. And that is a bit bad and silly I think, because as I said one hearing aid to hear, not to not hear.

People with hearing aid is not deaf, they hear.
People with environmental inhibition from sensitivity is not strange, they are healthy in fresh and clean air.

“To google a candidate is not illegal, however, to reject an applicant on the basis of the information they find on Facebook or other sites, according to the Working Environment Act is not permitted.” Norwegian law

“Obtaining health information on employment, or use of information about the disease, will soon be in violation of the Anti-Discrimination Act or the Working Environment Act.” Norwegian law


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Asthma and Allergy branding for safe products

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Merking for sikre produkter

Når du går på butikken eller online og skal handle til deg og dine nære og venner, se da etter merking fra Astma og Allergiforbunden og miljømerking Svanen i Skandinavia. De ser slik ut

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Om du bruker produkter merket med disse logo da er du trygg for egen helse og andres helse, og de som befinner seg rundt deg, og gi de gjerne i gave så verner du også om helsen til mottaker av gaven.

In English

Safe use branding

When you go shopping do look for granting by the Asthma an Allergy Associations and approved Environment branding. This is what they look like in Scandinavia.

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When you buy products with this branding you are safe to get products good both for your health and for those around you. Please give them as gifts, then you care about your friends and loved ones health as well.


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If no immidiate health impact… – by Annelie Molin

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“En undersøkelse gjort i 425 husstander, mente 84% at kjemikaliene ikke gjorde noen helseskade ” hvis det ikke plager meg umiddelbart” – holdning.”
Dr. Peter Dingle, Toxicologist, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Slik tenkte jeg også vedrørende rengjøringsmedel, kroppspleie, såper, hårprodukter osv før jeg fikk astma. Men det tok to år i en vaskejobb for meg å bli sjuk, og nå blir jeg aldri frisk. På sitt beste kan jeg være symtomfri om jeg klarer å unngå slike stoffer som jeg blir astmasjuk av.

I jobben brukte vi flere produkter du finner i matvarebutikken.

Tenk før du går i gang å bruker produkter du i grunn ikke aner hva er egentlig. Bare fordi de står i hyllen i butikken betyr ikke at de er ufarlige. Unngå alt på sprayflaske og velg parfymefrie, fargefrie og miljøvennige produkter (alle disse kriteriene i en og samme produkt). Velg produkter av godkjente av astma og allergiforbundene i Skandinavia. Bruk så lite kjemikalier som overhodet er mulig og ingen duft.

Skal du gjøre rent så ta bare noen dråper parfymefri og fargefri rengjøringsmedel i 10 liter vann, du trenger ikke så masse fordi rent blir det uansett.

In English

“A survey of 425 households, 84% believed that the chemicals did not do any health damage “if it does not bother me immediately”  – attitude.”
Dr. Peter Dingle, Toxicologist, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

So I thought also about cleaning products, body care, soaps, hair products etc before I got asthma. But it took two years in a cleaning job for me to become sick, and now I will never be healthy again. At best I can be symptom free if I manage to avoid such substances as I get sick from.

In the cleaning job we used several products you find in the grocery store.

Think before you start to use the products because you have no idea what exactly are the content and health effects. Just because they are at the shelf in the store does not mean they are harmless. Avoid anything in a spray bottle and choose fragrance-free, color-free and environmentally friendly products (all of these criteria in one bottle). Select products approved for asthma and allergy associations in Scandinavia (or where you live). Use as few chemicals as possible.

When you do clean so just take a few drops of fragrance free and color free cleaning productl in 10 liters of water, you do not need a lot because it get clean anyway.


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Sensitivity pricing

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This is sick. Here the same product is priced differently. Without fragrance cost 12 krona more than the one with perfume. This is horrific use of the economy of people with sensitivity. We got no other option since can only use perfume free products. And there are even more downside with this way of pricing. Those without sensitivity is less likely to choose a fragrance free product because of the price, even though it would be beneficial for both the persons health, the environment and us sensitive. It is shameful.


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Scent free?

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Hvordan å være duftfri om man bruker bare litt?

Det ligger i ordet.

Duftfri

Dvs fri for dufter.

Det går ikke å være duftfri om du bruker “bare litt”.

Skal du være hensynsfull,
Ikke bruk “bare litt”.

In English

How to be scent free if you use just a little?

It lies in the word.

Scent free

That means free from scent.

It is not possible to be scent free, if you use “just a little”.

If you are going to be caring,
Don’t use “just a little”.


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Clean your car asthma, allergy and sensitive friendly – by Annelie Molin

Allergic, asthmatic or got another sensitivity? Do you get sick from cleaning your car?

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If you have a problem using regular products for cleaning your car inside. Use wet perfume free baby wipes! It does the job just as good as any other product (except for windows).

For everyone it can be a good thing doing this as well. Ordinary car products are smack full of dangerous chemicals that is not good for you, and your friends might be sensitive and get reactions taking a ride with you. 25 % of the population have a sensitivity, so when selling a car it can be negative filling it with perfumes, smells and other chemicals.

My tip of the day. :-)

/Annelie


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Asthma, allergy and sensitivity – Persons with disabilities environment is covered by the discrimination and accessibility act

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Er luften for alle?

paragraph “Nei, mener flere som forteller Likestillings- og diskrimineringsombudet om sin miljøhemming, og om store utfordringer med å delta i samfunnet.

Åshild Flatebakken, seniorrådgiver og jurist i avdeling for lov og rettigheter, har sett nærmere på hvordan diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven kan gi et diskrimineringsvern for personer som for eksempel er allergisk mot parfyme.

På spørsmålet om personer med miljøhemming er omfattet av diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven svarer Flatebakken ja.”

Hva er en miljøhemming?

“- Miljøhemming brukes som en samlebetegnelse på tilstander med en eller annen slags overfølsomhet for noe i miljøet, for eksempel parfyme, vaskemidler og planter, som gir plager og kan føre til sykdom, sier Flatebakken.

Hun utdyper at vi ikke har mye praksis når vi skal se nærmere på miljøhemming og diskriminering, men både Likestillings- og diskrimineringsombudet og Likestillings- og diskrimineringsnemnda har uttalt at allergi er omfattet av lovvernet.” LDO 31. aug 2012

Og alle oss som er sensitive sier HURRA!!!!

http://www.ldo.no/no/ombudet/Nyheter/Arkiv/Nyheter-i-2012/Er-luften-for-alle-/

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Is the air for everyone?

paragraph “No, says the number of people that tells the Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud about their environmental inhibition, as well as major challenges to participate in society.

Åshild Flatbakken, senior advisor and lawyer in the department of law and rights, have looked at how discrimination and Accessibility Act may provide protection against discrimination for people such as allergic to perfume.

On the issue of persons with disabilities environment covered by the Discrimination and Accessibility Act responds Flatbakken yes.”

What is an environmental inhibition?

“- Environment inhibition is used as an umbrella term for conditions with some kind of sensitivity to something in the environment, such as perfumes, detergents and plants, which causes annoyance and can cause disease, says Flat ground.

She explains that we do not have much practice as we shall see further on environmental inhibition and discrimination, but both the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud and the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has stated that allergy is subject to legal protection. ” LDO 31. aug 2012

And all of us with sensitivities say HURRA!!!!

http://www.ldo.no/no/ombudet/Nyheter/Arkiv/Nyheter-i-2012/Er-luften-for-alle-/