Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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Annika om Parfyme(fritt) – Annika about Fragrance(Free)

Annikas Parfymefri blogg

I dag fann jag en blogg som Annika driver. Hun skriver om parfyme, parfymefritt, og om hvordan hun påvirkes av parfyme. Du finner den her:

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Annika’s Fragrance Free blog

Today I found a blog by Annika. She writes about fragrance, fragrance free and about how she is affected by fragrance. You find the blog at this address. It is in Norwegian so you need to use a translate to read it.

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Ingvor blogs Scent Free

Ingvor is a woman and a web friend of mine in Sweden who blogs about being sensitive to fragrance and many other chemicals. She have been kind enough to link to my site. Nice Ingvor!

Page about this blog at Ingvors blog:

Frontpage of Ingvors blog Scent Free:

Ingvor got a nice translater feature at her blog so you can translate it all to English if you want. :)

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Asthma due to Alpha-1-antitrypsin (Alfa1) deficiency

Not many have heard of asthma with Alpha-1 antirypsin deficiency, and neither had I until today.

I just today came in contact with a woman that got a special kind of non-responsive asthma due to a Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. She is as me asthmatic to chemicals, smoke, perfume, fragrances, cold a.s.o but her asthma is due to a special and rarely known of Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and she is one of those who can die from her asthma when she get exposed to stuff the get sick from. I myself got what we call a normal asthma. A person who got an Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency get in addition to asthma attacks and sensitivites also  have a continiously repeatedly inflammations in the lungs and those who got this die young.

Since Alpha 1 Antirypsin deficiency is rarely know I’d like to write a litte about it here.

What is Alpha1 deficiency?
The protein Alpha-1-antitrypsin, usually occurs in the blood. It is formed by the liver. This protects the lung structure and pronounced deficiency can happen destruction of lung tissue, so you get a bronchitis like disease – emphysema with gradually increasing shortness of breath, and shortened lifespan.

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Read the Danish site about this. Use a translater if you do not read Danish.

Please, learn more about this and visit her Norwegian site. Here she write openly about how it is to have the Alpha-1-antitrypsin (Alfa1) deficiency. Please, use a translater if you do not read Norwegian.

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The book – Environmental inhibition (Norwegian) – By prof. Kjell Aas

Now the book The Environmental inhibition is released in pdf format. The book is written by professor Kjell Aas and tell in a light digest manner information about environmental inhibition. Book in Norwegian.

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Canadian Lung Association

I just found the page of the Canadian Lung Association. A really superb site that tell you all you need to know to be a better allergy friendly person.

What do we mean by “scents”?

When we talk about scents, we mean fragrances, aromas or perfumes – anything that adds a smell to something else. Scents can usually be found in personal care products, such as perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, shampoos and conditioners, soaps, body lotions and deodorants. Scents are also found in household items, such as air fresheners, deodorizers, candles, some laundry detergents, fabric softeners and cleaning products. Scents can also be found in the workplace (e.g. cleaning products, adhesives, caulking).

How can scented products affect mine and others health?

Chemicals used to add scents to products can cause serious health problems for some people, especially for people with lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. Being near a scented product can make some people sick.

Scents enter our bodies through our skin and our lungs. The chemicals in scents can cause many different reactions. Even products containing natural plant extracts can cause allergic reactions in some people. While some people are only mildly affected by scents, others have severe reactions. Some common symptoms include:

  • headaches
  • feeling dizzy
  • feeling tired or weak
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • cold-like symptoms
  • worsening asthma symptoms

What ingredients are in scents?

Scents are usually made from a mixture of natural and man-made chemicals. A typical fragrance can contain between 100 to 350 ingredients. The problem with scented products is not so much the smell itself as the chemicals that produce the smell.

Scented products can contain several toxic chemicals that constantly turn into vapor in the air and attach themselves to hair, clothing, and surroundings. Most (95%) of the chemicals used are synthetic compounds made from petroleum. These include chemicals made from benzene, aldehydes and many other known toxins and sensitizers2.

One commonly used chemical is diethyl phthalate, which is used to make scents last longer. It can cause allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis) and is classified as a skin sensitizer and a reproductive toxin, according to HAZ-Map: Occupational Exposure of Hazardous Substances of the National Library of Medicine of the United States.” (Source:

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