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Parfymeallergi – din godlukt skader andre – Elin Wiese Engh – Nyhetsettermiddag NRK

Opplysning er en god ting 0:45:45 min inn i programmetParfymeallergi-P2-Nyhetsettermiddag

Effekten av ditt parfymebruk. 20% av befolkningen blir sjuk av din parfyme og parfymerte produkter. Har du med mennesker å gjøre da skal du være parfymefri sier NAAF. Lytte her:

https://radio.nrk.no/serie/nyhetsettermiddag/NPUB51017416/01-09-2016#t=45m45s

“Det skal handle om følsomhet for lukt, for 20 % (ca 1 million personer) av oss er nemlig andres bruk av parfymer generende. For pleietrengende Elin Wiese Engh er problemet så stort at hun ikke kan få hjelp hjemme lenger. (dør åpnes) Vi er hjemme i leiligheten til Elin Wiese Engh i Stavanger, hun har slitasje i de fleste ledd i kroppen og aktive prolapser i ryggsøylen,  det gjør at hun lever med store smerter hele døgnet og er  sterkt hjelpetrengende. Jeg har det godt inni meg men kroppen har det forferdelig, kroppen har det jævlig for å si det sånn rett ut, forteller Elin Wiese Engh. Elin Wiese Engh har fått innvilget 35 timer i uken med brukerstyrt personlig assistanse av Stavanger Kommune, men det har hun måttet stoppe da pleierne som kom ikke tok hensyn til at hun blir dårlig av lukt og av parfyme. Elin forteller: Jeg får veldig kraftig hodepine som om jeg har migrene og blir veldig kvalme.

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Skjermbilde av NRK Rogaland Facebook Les artikkelen klikke på bildet

Les også artikkel i NRK Rogaland https://www.nrk.no/rogaland/reagerer-pa-parfymerte-produkter—mener-helsetjenesten-ikke-tar-hensyn-1.13114691

 

Parfymer, deodoranter, shampo, og vaskemidler er produkter som kan avgi sterke lukter. Flere og flere nordmenn reagerer på dette og Norges Astma og Allergiforbund anslår at rundt 20%  (ca 1 million personer i 2016) av befolkningen opplever lukten som generende og for rundt en 0,5%  (ca 5000 personer i 2016) er problemet så stort at de ikke kan oppholde seg i det offentlige rom. NAAF forteller: De kan oppleve at de får kvalme, hodepine, noen føler det faktisk som en forgiftning. Det sier Hildur Østbø, regionssekretær i Stavanger i Norges Astma og Allergiforbund, NAAF. Helsearbeidere som jobber for Stavanger kommune har ikke forbud mot å bruke parfymerte produkter men kommunen prøver å ta hensyn og legge til rette for den enkelte bruker så godt det lar seg gjøre, det forteller direktør for Oppvekst og Levekår i Stavanger Kommune, Per Haar: – Jeg mener at i utgangspunktet så gjør vi veldig gode vurderinger i Stavanger på pasienter og brukere sine helseutfordringer på at vi tilpasser tjenesten i forhold til de behovene som den enkelte bruker har så mitt svar er at hovedbilde er at det fungerer veldig bra. NAAF forteller: – For de som jobber i helsevesenet bør det å bruke parfymefrie produkter være en selvfølge mener Norges Astma og Allergiforbund (NAAF), de som jobber i forhold til mennesker må ta dette på alvor og unngå å bruke parfymerte produkter. Elin Wiese Engh sier: – Jeg synes det er trist fordi jeg kan ikke da ta imot hjelp fra de i det hele tatt. Elin Wiese Engh er oppgitt over situasjonen, selv har hun prøvd å gi parfymefrie produkter til pleierne. Elin Wiese Engh sier: – … deodoranter har de fått, Blenda Sensitive vaskepulver har de fått fra meg, shampo har de fått av meg, tusen produkter de har  på apoteket, de har tatt imot det men det har ikke blitt bedre for det, sier Elin Wiese Engh mens hun ler litt beklemt og med gråt i røsten.” Reporter var Tomas Haldeland NRK

“de som jobber i forhold til mennesker må ta dette på alvor og unngå å bruke parfymerte produkter.”

Og jeg er meget enig. Det spiller ikke noen rolle vilken stilling du har, om du jobber i forhold til mennesker da skal du være parfymefri slik at du ikke gjør kundene og kollegaene sjuke, det gjelder i alle jobber.

/ Annelie


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

(Scroll down for English and Swedish in that order)

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.

Förstår du nu?


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Movie tip: Perfume allergy in Billion tv-series

Film tips: Parfyme allergi i Billion tv-serie

Billion er en tv-serie på HBO som handler om aksjehandel, lov og rett og jakten på de som ikke følger loven. I sesong 1 avsnitt 3 (ca 27:52 inn i programmet) før og etter et et møte med klienter reagerar Rhoades på at en Spiris har eau de cologne på seg:

Rhoades: “- Har du på deg cologne?”

Spiros: “- Ja”

Rhoades: “- Herregud!”

Litt lenger inn (ca 29:58) etter at møtet var slutt forteller advokaten hva han mener:

Rhoades: “- Det renner fra øynene mine. Hvor mange liter av den dritten spruter du på deg hver morgen Spiros? Tror du den gir deg et ligg? Et tips: Gjør det ikke!”

Og jeg er gla det blir tatt opp fordi det er et samfunnsproblem at folk tar seg til rette og sprer alkoholer og parfymekjemikalier i luften til plage for andre. Langt fra alle setter pris på å bli utsatt for parfyme.

Er det en bra serie? Den er litt glatt i sin framtoning, handlingen er spill for galleriet i store trekk, det handler om å spille ut hverandre og vinne. Noe som dok ikke er bra er alle sexistiske kommentarer, det er veldig mye som spiller på kvinner på en uverdig måte.  De burde få dagsbøter for hver nedverdigende kommentar om kvinner.

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Screenprint Billion

 

In English

Movie tip: Perfume allergy in Billion tv-series

Billion is a television series on HBO that’s about trading, law and justice and the pursuit of those who do not follow the law. In season 1 episode 3 (about 27:52 into the program) before and after a meeting with clients reacts Rhoades to that a colleague has cologne on himself:

Rhoades: “-Are you wearing cologne?”

Spiros: “-Yea”

Rhoades: “-Jesus Christ!”

Rhoades: “-You know, my fucking eyes are watering here,  how many pints of that shitty toilet water do you splash on yourself every morning Spiros? Do You think it is may be going to help you get som tail? Here is a tip: It’s not!”

I’m glad it’s being recorded because it is a social problem that people take matters into their own hands spreading alcohols and perfume chemicals in the air tormenting others. Far from all appreciate being exposed to perfume.

Is it a good series? It is a bit superficial in its appearance, the action is mainly for showing, it is about to play out each other and win. What is not good is all the sexist comments, it is very much playing on women in a degrading manner. They should get a fine for every degrading comment.


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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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Oxidizing #fragrance is #allergenic

Allergenic oxidizing fragrance contents

“The oxidizing fragrances in everything from toothpaste to shampoos and deodorants. These fragrances contents may not all be allergenic themselves but can quickly become so when they oxidize. When they are broken down by oxygen in the air to form hydroperoxides that are highly allergenic substances. Nobody knows today how many people in the population who are allergic to the oxidized fragrances because they are not included in the allergy tests done.

Researchers have now discovered that the allergenic substances may have formed already when the oils and fragrances from the supplier. When they are broken down by oxygen in the air to form hydroperoxides that are highly allergenic substances. International studies of eczema patients have shown that five to seven percent of the patients are allergic to the oxidized fragrances.

At the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at Gothenburg University, have developed a new analytical method that makes it actually possible to investigate hydroperoxides in various consumer products.

– Using mass spectrometry strikes disrupting substances so that they are small fragments and it is the first time that there is a method to find these individual-specific hydroperoxides in small quantities and in complex mixtures, explains Johanna Rudbäck, a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg.

dr. Johanna Rudbäck has defended her thesis “Allergenic Oxidation Products from Fragrance Terpenes. Chemical Analysis and Determination of Sensitizing Potency “.

This is really important. Now, manufacturers can not sit back and say that the problem does not exist. So far, the perfume industry used a 1800-century approach when examining this type of oxidation products and then find they can not find these little difficult certain substances. Now the industry must deal with the problem in an entirely different way.

Ann-Therese Karlberg explains that it only takes small amounts of hydroperoxides to trigger allergy and eczema in a person who has become allergic to them.

Previously, scientists believed that it would take a long time before fragrances change of air. But when the research team used the new method to analyze the essential oils of lavender and orange peel, they discovered that it went faster than expected.

– We saw that it formed hydroperoxides already when we got the oils from the supplier. This was surprising to us, says Johanna Rudbäck.”

from article in SVT 26 september 2013

Source: http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/allergiframkallande-amnen-i-skonhetsprodukter-kan-sparas

“Spa personnel who works with essential oils in high consentrations is a rather new profession found hurt by handeling the oils. During some years back the skin clinic at Sahlgrenska hospitals have received several patients in the profession of masseuses from several parts of Gothenburg, Skövde and Varberg.

– The read thread here is that they have worked with essential oils smelling of for example lavender, roses or citrus, says Lina Hagwall who is researcher and expert on these substances. When the occupational dermatologic clinic tested the essential oils on several of the patients they could confirm that is was the oxidizing fragrance in the oils they were allergic to.

How can you, in your marketing say that your aromatherapy oil is healing and protective to the skin when you know that there are masseuses who have suffered from allergy and eczema of your oil?”
Source: http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/foretaget-bakom-oljorna-vi-har-utbildat

“Sanna Gunnesson, Mia Senor and Nina Sellman that all three worked at Hagabadet Spa in Gothenburg, where they massaged customers with organic oils from Kerstin Florian Aromatherapy series, and then got allergic reactions, says that it felt immoral to sell oil to customers. I can not do it. I can not stand and lie to a customer that way. It feels wrong to sell a product when you have a rash on the hands, says Sanna Gunnesson.”
http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/foretaget-bakom-oljorna-vi-har-utbildat

“Oxidized fragrances of aromatherapy oils of the brand Kerstin Florian has given several masseurs and spa personnel contact allergy. Masseuses Mia Senor, Nina Sellman and Sanna Gunnesson got so severe discomfort that they had to change profession. Mia Senor showing us pictures of how her hands and arms might look when she came home from work. It almost looks like a burn. The skin on her hands became all swollen, and her fingers were like glued ogether. It stung and did hurt so evil, she says, and explains that her hands were so sore and infected that it even went impossible to work with gloves. Sanna Gunnessons trouble also started with eczema on the hands. Since she had no other jobs she stayed at Hagabadet even though it hurt to massage. Eventually, she was itching all over the body.
http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/de-skadades-av-massageoljor

Imagine what it does to your skin, and then imagine what it does to your soft tissues in your airways and lungs. So next time you are thinking of putting some fragrance or oil on – Don’t!


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A prayer for insight

En bønn til innsikt

Da har jeg begynt på en 5 dagers kur med 20 mg Prednisolon 1×1, i tillegg til 4×2 Symbicort Forte 320/9 inhalasjoner, 10mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin og 2 mg/ml Ventoline inhalasjoner det skal vel bli bedre nå håper jeg.

Jeg har sett begge sider av problemet, alle som ikke har astma bør være takknemlige over å være friske og slippe problemet, og hellre vise hensyn til dem som ikke er like heldige. Derav innlegget mitt i dag. Alle som ikke har astma skal vite hvor heldige dere er. Jeg var uten astma før 2007, og jeg har nå fått oppleve begge deler. Et liv uten astma er et lett liv i forhold.

Å ha astma er som å forsøke puste med en sportssokk stukket ned i de nedre luftveiene i lungene da du får et anfall, og du får i tillegg muskelkramper i lungene, slimdannelser i lungene, såre luftveier, og du hoster til du kaster opp, og kroppen må jobbe så hardt med dette at du til slutt blir helt mør og låk i kroppen.

Astma er en sjukdom i lungene, da en person som har astma blir sjuk da er det i bronkiene i lungene som det skjer.

Kan du se hvorfor det er provoserende da du sier til en allergisk person å bare ta seg en pille da du blir bedt om å vise hensyn? Dette er frokosten min. Bilde 2 er vedlikehold resten av dagen.

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Til frokosten
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Dette er ganske vanlig mengde medisin for en person med astma og allergi. Tror du ikke vi tar nok medisiner?

Bare fordi vi som har allergi og astma (ca 20-25% av verdenens mennesker) tar medisin betyr ikke det at vi ikke kan bli allergiske, medisin kurerer ikke sjukdomen den demper bare litt. Neste gang du blir bedt om å vise hensyn, gjør det.

Jeg leser i bland arrogante kommentarer fra folk da noen vil fortelle om sine behov av frisk luft, folk som sier ting som:

“Jeg røyker hvor jeg vil, det har du ikke noe med.”
“Det er hetsing og mobbing av røykere…”

Ber man dem om å ikke røyke da kan man få høre ting som jeg opplevde å få høre:

“- Jeg synes det blir litt mye av det der.”

Personen mente jeg klaget for mye.

Eller andre ting jeg har lest og bevitnet:

“Jeg bruker parfyme hvor jeg vil, det har du ikke noe med, det er min rett.”
“Om du ikke tåler parfyme så får du vel holde deg hjemme da.”
“Du bør ikke ta offentlig transport om du ikke tåler det, det kan bli forsinkelser om du blir sjuk.”

De skulle prøve å leve med astma noen år så kanskje dem ville bygge opp litt godt skjønn og omtenksomhet for andre. Det er jo ikke slik at man sier fra fordi man ikke har noe bedre fore. Man har en god grunn.

Med min gjennom egen erfaring ervervet kunnskap om astma blir jeg også meget provosert da folk sier:

“Jeg spiser hva jeg vil hvor jeg vil.”

Da jeg sier til dem at de bør kanskje la være å spise f.eks. de peanøttene til de kommer hjem.

Jeg har ikke matallergi men jeg vet hva det vil si å ha astma som er en luftbåren sensitivitet og kronisk betennelse i lungene som gir pustevansker da det er annet enn luft i luften.

Der er matallergi som er luftbåren, ergo om du spiser noe som for eksempel peanøtter eller andre matvarer kan det være en person som får alt fra kløe til anafylaktisk dødelig allergireaksjon.

Er det alltid så viktig å få gjøre akkurat som man vil overalt? Burde det ikke være litt viktig å tenke på andre enn seg selv også?

Akkurat som vi trenger å spise og drikke for å leve så trenger vi å puste. Vi MÅ gjøre begge delene for å leve.

Om du opplever at noe ikke skader deg så er ikke det gyldig for alle omkring deg. I ren luft er jeg og andre med samme problemet uten symptomer og puster uten problemer, det vil vi gjerne gjøre hver dag akkurat som du gjør.

Spis gjerne men helst hjemme, på restaurant og ellers ute. Kutt ut parfymerte produkter og røyken. Da kan alle ha en god dag, ikke bare du.

Vi kan ikke velge å la være å puste, men du kan velge å la være å bruke ting som forurenser luften vi alle deler.

Annelie

In English

A prayer for insight

Then I have started on a 5 day of 20 mg Prednisolone 1×1, as well as 4×2 Symbicort Forte 320/9 inhalations, 10mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin and 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhalations and I hope it to be better now, I hope. I’ve seen both sides of the issue, anyone who does not have asthma should be grateful to be healthy and avoid the problem, and rather show respect to those who are not as fortunate. Hence my post today. Anyone who does not have asthma should know how lucky you are. I was without asthma prior to 2007, and I have now been able to experience both. Life without asthma is an easy life compared.

Having asthma is like trying to breathe with a sport sock tucked into the lower airways when you have an asthma attack, and there’s also muscle spasms in the lungs, mucus build ups in the lungs, sore airways and coughing until you throw up, and the body must work so hard on this that you eventually become completely tender and hurting in the body.

When a person having asthma get sick it is in the lower airways in the lungs called the bronchi the situation happens.

Can you see why it is provocative when you say to an allergic person to just take a pill when you are asked to show respect? This is my breakfast. Picture 2 is maintenance rest of the day.

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For breakfast

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This is rather normal for a person having asthma and allergy. Don’t you think we have to take enough medicine?

Just because we who have allergies and asthma (about 20-25% of worlds population) take medication does not mean that we can not become allergic, medicine does not cure the illness, it only dampen it just slightly. Next time you are asked to show respect, do it.

I read from time to time (rather very often) the arrogant comments from people when someone will tell about their need of fresh air, people who say things like:

“I smoke where I want, that you do not have anything to do with.”
“It’s bullying of smokers …”

If one ask one of them not to smoke, one can be told things that I experienced to hear:

“- I think it’s too much of that.”

The person thought I complained too much.

Or other things I have read and witnessed:

“I use perfume where I want, it’s not any of your buisness, that’s my right.”
“If you can not tolerate perfume you’d best stay home then.”
“You should not take public transportation if you get sick from it, it can be delays if you get sick.”

They should try to live with asthma a few years so maybe those would build up some good judgment and thoughtfulness for others. It is not so that one says all of this because one have nothing better to do. One has a good reason for it.

With my own personal experience and acquired knowledge about asthma I am provoced and angered when people say:

“I eat what I want where I want.”

When I tell them that maybe they should refrain from eating for example their peanuts until they get home.

I do not have food allergies but I know what it means to have asthma which is an airborne sensitivity and chronic inflammation of the lungs that causes breathing difficulties when there is nothing but only air in the air.

There are food allergies that are airborne, ergo if you eat something such as peanuts or other foods may be a person who gets everything from itching to a anaphylactic lethal allergy reaction.

Is it always important to do exactly what you want anywhere? Should not it be a little important to think about anyone but themselves as well?

Just as we need to eat and drink to live so we need to breathe. We MUST do both parts to be able to live, read survive. Breathing is essential to live.

If you feel that something does not hurt you it is not it valid for all around you. In clean air I and others with the same problem is without symptoms and breathe without problems, and this is something that we like to do every day just like you do.

Please, do eat but preferably eat at home, in a restaurant and elsewhere outdoors. Cut out using scented products and smoke. Then all have a good day, not just you.

We can not choose not to breathe, but you can choose not to use things that pollute the air we all share.

Annelie


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To take the bus is like russian roulette – Kicki Djärv – vk.se

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Att inte tåla det som är i luften

“Att åka buss är en chansning, Kicki Djärv måste alltid vara beredd på att kliva av. Teater är lönlöst och inför varje vattengympapass håller hon tummarna för att ingen överdoserat hårspray. Kicki har astma och allergi och parfym gör henne sjuk. Vi ska träffas hemma i Kickis lägenhet på Ålidhem och jag har verkligen tänkt mig för den här morgonen. Det flesta burkar och flaskor jag har i mitt badrum innehåller parfym av något slag; schampot, tvålen, hudlotionen, deodoranten och hårsprayen. Jag försöker göra mig så ”doftfri” som möjligt men det hjälper ändå inte. För Kicki reagerar på sköljmedlet som sitter kvar i min tröja. Även om det påverkar andningen så vet jag att det går över. Det svåra är att det byggs på. Det kan gå bra ett tag, men blir det flera doser efter varandra blir jag sjuk till slut. Jag förstår inte varför det måste finnas parfym i precis allt. Tvättmedel till exempel, jag kan inte ens gå in i tvättstugan och min man måste köra tre tomma maskiner för att få bort alla tvätt- och sköljmedelsrester. Jag kan åka buss, men kliver det på något som har mycket parfym på sig måste jag kliva av. Bio går hyfsat om vi sätter oss längst bak i fåtöljerna där det är lite avstånd till nästa rad, men teater går inte till min stora sorg. Jag har försökt många gångar. Av någon anledning ”besprutar” sig folk lite extra när de ska på teater. Jag klarar inte ens att stå i foajén. Jag kan inte andas.” vk.se

Veldig mange er sjuke av din parfymebruk, ikke bare det du sprayer på deg eller har i ansiktet og under armene, men også av de produkter du bruker som innholder parfyme. Vis hensyn til dem som sliter, bruk parfymefrie produkter.

In English

When the health do not tolerate what is in the air

“Bus travel is a gamble, Kiki Bold must always be prepared to get off. Theatre is futile and before each water aerobics session she keeps fingers crossed that no overdosed hairspray. Kiki has asthma and allergy and perfume makes her sick. We’ll meet at home in Kickis apartment in Ålidhem and I really have thought me this morning. The most cans and bottles I have in my bathroom contains perfumes of any kind; shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant and hair spray. I try to make myself as “fragrance free” as possible, but it does not really. For Kiki reacts to rinse agent that remain in my shirt. Although it affects breathing, I know that it will pass. The difficulty is that it is built on. It may be fine for a while, but becomes the several doses I become sick in the end. I do not understand why there has to be perfume in just about everything. Detergent for example, I can not even go into the laundry room and my husband have to run three empty machines to remove all detergent and fabric softener residue. I can ride the bus, but stepping it on something that has a lot of perfume on themselves, I have to get off. Bio runs decently if we sit in the back of the chairs where there is little distance to the next line, but the theater is not to my great sorrow. I have tried many times. For some reason, “spraying” the people a little extra when they should be at the theater. I can not even stand in the foyer. I can not breathe.” vk.se

Very many are sick from your perfume use, not only from what you spray on you or put on your face and armpits, but also of the products you use that contain perfume. Show respect to those who are struggling, use perfume free products.

 

Source: vk.se


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Addiction or brainwash?

Addiction or brainwash?

I just read The Addictive Power of Toxic Perfumes and Cologne where the writer tells about an episode where a woman sprayed perfume in a shop despite he told her his wife who was there get sick from it, and he talks about the woman being selfish and addictive to fragrance.

“Several years ago my wife and I were visiting a town in the mountains of western Maine. We were looking at a few books on the rack in the town’s historic pharmacy. Just across the aisle was a perfume display with a large row of testers. As we were looking at the books, another couple walked by us and I heard the woman suddenly exclaim, “Oh! There’s my favorite perfume – I think I will have some.” Since she was standing right next to my wife who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), my wife instantly responded, “Please don’t spray that, I am highly allergic and it will make me sick.” The woman looked at my wife and then looked at the bottle. A second later the bottle was in her hand and she gave herself a strong dose of perfume and then walked in front of my wife leaving a cloud of fumes behind her. To say the least, I was angry. How could someone be so selfish?” Health Impact News

Further they say:

“My wife has been struggling to avoid being exposed to perfume, cologne, and the fragrances of laundry products and air fresheners for over fifteen years. Because of her Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), my wife and I have asked many people to please not use perfume or cologne when they know that they will be spending time with us. Whether it is in our home, in a church meeting, or other type of gathering, the answer we receive to such requests is almost always “NO.” People usually get quite offended when such a request is made. Sometimes people will say they will honor the request, but then they often forget to keep their promise. Sometimes we have made gentle reminders to encourage them to help us, but it is amazingly difficult for perfume addicted people to stop using perfume or cologne when they start their day or to avoid reapplying perfume later in the day. Even greater hostility may be evoked when a request is made to please consider using unscented laundry detergent or to stop using dryer sheets, which are some of the most toxic fragrance products. Even if we tell people that our suggestions will make them healthier and save money, they still have no interest in hearing what we have to say about the toxic qualities of fragrance products.

It is quite fascinating to watch the power of addiction. People may have great compassion for homeless cats and dogs, may be very supportive of all kinds of community charity projects, and may be loving parents and grandparents, however, when it comes to the effect of fragrance products on the health of other people, they seem to have very little compassion. They might give you the shirt off their back, but don’t get between them and their perfume or dryer sheets. It really is no different from any other addiction. Cigarettes, alcohol, and sugar all exercise the same power to control behavior and to repel anyone who might dare to interfere with their being satisfied by their drug of choice, which in this case is fragrance.A person who is addicted, whether it is to alcohol, drugs, food, pornography, or perfume, will not allow anyone else’s need to interfere with their need to keep using a certain substance. This may not be conscious, since most perfume users probably don’t suspect that they are addicted. In their mind, they just love perfume and cologne, and they can’t imagine how other people could dislike what they love or even be made sick by what makes them feel good.” Health Impact News

And

“In addition to the physically addictive aspects of fragrances, they are also emotionally addictive. This is due to the olfactory pathway in the brain through which sensations of smell enter the subconscious part of the brain.” Health Impact News

“The marketing of perfumes, cologne, aftershave, and other scented body care products is based on sex and the power to control others. In other words, people are subtly promised that they will be more sexually attractive or sexually desirable. It is further suggested that people can be invincible and they can get whatever they want — that is — if they wear a certain fragrance. Health Impact News

About the pheromones and the promises of sex. We are like the animals and we are attracted to the right person through among other things the natural scent of the other person, both men and women. But if I were you I would refrain from both fragrance and essential oils (more about that in the video below) and only shower in fragrance free personal hygiene products and use a fragrance free deodorant. Humans are constructed like the animals, we produce pheromones that is a boost regarded to sex, and hiding it will have negative consequences. (source Dr Akilah El)

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I urge you to read  The Addictive Power of Toxic Perfumes and Cologne before you read on.

I do not think for a minute it’s addictive to use perfume and I do not believe that it is the reason why the woman sprayed perfume defiance that she was told not to do so due to his wife’s sensitivity. It is more about personality and this woman simply did not care. It’s her way to meet others, she got no knowledge of it and she’s short-minded, selfish and cares only of her.

A person having asthma reacts to allergens and irritants in the air as low as 0,02 PPM.

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I used perfumes before I was asthmatic in 2007, not as extensively but it was in all my products, in everything from laundry products, cleaning to personal care products, deodorant, makeup and styling, and a slight spray on the neck. It was not so I had to spray me every day because I “had to have my fix” of scent, I used it sometimes and let it be for long periods of time. I did not get withdrawal because I did not get my spray of scent or scented products. I used what I was brought up to use, and what was available to style myself after what was fashionable at the time. I did not ask questions to if this was ok, or if it did hurt anyone since no one told me it was bad, hold bad content or in any way the society told me it was bad. But back then I would probably have had a hard time understanding how it could affect someone and in what way it could be harmful since I had not lived it myself. The old saying “- You need to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to fully understand…” is very true. It’s more that people are trained that fragrance is as it should be, that is what is ok and accepted and that everyone accepts it WHATEVER HAPPENS! It is a form of brainwashing of and by society that everything that does not smell anything or smells bad is to be dirty. It is common in advertisement to be told “The smell of clean…” when talking about fragrance washing and cleaning, and “The fragrance of a house is part of the decor.” when talking about interior design. It’s brainwashing, aka training of the whole society that things must smell fragrance to be clean and bling-bling. But fresh clean air what does it smell? Clean water what does it smell? I smell NOTHING! Fresh and clean air and water does not smell flowers before you add a flower or fragrance to it. If you stand on a mountain top and there are no flowers around it won’t smell other than fresh air, and it smell nothing, just air!

That people use fragrance is because they are trained to do so by society, history, marketing and attitudes, they enjoy it almost as some like the taste of chocolate or a good dinner, and enjoying something one gladly uses it again. If it is hurting you, you will not try it again.

In the article it says

“Fragrances are Emotionally Addictive” Health Impact News

Maybe it can be in a way addictive that people feel pleasure when they feel a scent they like, just as they feel pleasure when the eat things they like, but it will not make them addictive in that sense of the word. Take for example what people eat. People allergic to food also get the same treatment as us who are allergic, asthmatic and have other lung diseases, or MCS and get sick from fragrance use. People invite to dinner and then forget, do not care, or it is cultural reasons to why the menu at the dinner is not altered so the sensitive person can take part and eat the dinner without getting sick. One good example is Chistmas dinner, when people expect one kind of food and it makes them into selfish bastards that do not care about health and they do not care to change the content of the food so a family member or a friend do not get sick from the dinner. These people are not addictive to Christmas dinner, they are just following the tradition and they are not willing to change it to suit someones health because then it is not traditional Christmas food anymore. Using other ingredients changes the taste of the food and therefore they think the Christmas feel is damaged. Ergo they skip caring instead. (read Merry Christmas shut out)

It is the same way with fragrance. They use it because they like the feeling they get from it, and they make it their own personal mark, a bit of themselves, the fragrance becomes a part of them, and when you complaint that someone should not smell they take it personal because they feel you complaint about how they smell. They are uneducated about the problematic issues with fragrances, and they are brainwashed it is ok all over the society. How can anyone complaint about something that is fully accepted in society? they are in their believes.

Ergo they use it anyway.

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For us the “flavors it hurts” with perfume, just like the food hurts the food allergic, for the others non sensitive it’s a good. They can not for a second understand that some might be sick from it, and therefore they fail to accept that others may become ill, and therefore they do not believe them in it is for real and important. They also have a superstition on medication that; “Take a pill and everything will be all right!” It have been said before many times and as long as society have that way of thinking it will never be alright since medicine for asthma and allergy is only constructed to take away peaks of illness not to make you immune to the things your body can not tolerate.  Only way to not get sick is to refrain from being exposed.

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It was not before I got sick in asthma myself that I fully understood what harm it can do to the health. Now I do not use fragrance products at all, I had no withdrawal and not problem stop using it since I now got the inside knowledge and understanding of what harm it does. Actually, when I stopped using it I felt better than I have ever done before. It was not only the asthma and the breathing issues that went away. All those chemicals is a burden to the body. The body is not constructed to handle all this burden, it is constructed to breathe, eat, feel, and do its needs. I realized that all those chemicals made a strain to my body, I could literally feel when the body stopped having to work to handle all the stuff I put my body through using all the fragrance products. I felt freed. My only regret is that why had no one told me about this before?

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People, you must only take our word for it and listen. You do not want to get this illness that is asthma, allergy and sensitivity to understand what it is about. It is actually pretty awful to have, I promise you that it s nothing you want, not being able to breathe without being at risk of getting sick from others use of fragrance.

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You just have to respect what you are told about it. You just have to be fragrance free, and actually it is not being dirty even if you are told so. Fresh air does not smell of perfume, it smell of nothing, and it is lovely. Haven’t you ever stood outside a spring, summer’s, fall or a winter’s day and inhaled the fresh air and felt it is lovely? That is exactly what we want to do. Inhale fresh air without getting sick.

/ Annelie

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Other reading:
Oxford Journals on smoking, fragrance and indoor clima
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/25/ntr.ntu146.abstract?sid=cfa3e8b7-68b2-48cf-b654-81aa70efd394

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

Sex and fragrance or not?
https://docakilah.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/womens-natural-scent-more-seductive-than-perfume/

What is fragrance?

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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.

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/ 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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When you fragrance, Ida get ill – Side2.no

I collect testimonials from people who become ill from fragrance use. I do this because I want to make it visible that it is a bigger problem than people might think. The reason I blog about this is to spead information. Ida is a 12 year old girl who become ill from fragrance use. Read Ida’s story (I qoute):

When you are using perfume, Ida becomes ill

“-I get very ill when I sit next to someone with perfume or hairspray. The very worst spot Ida (12) may reside, are tax-free at the airport. – I get sick and get headache, says Ida to Side2. Continue reading


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Critically allergic – Brianie Copeland – dailymail.co.uk

 

Today I read this article about Brianie who suffer from multiple allergies and asthma. It is not a easy life. Read and learn.

Brianie have multiple allergies to among other things like dust, all animals, manmade fibres, grass, pollen and even strong light. Her condition is often made worse by coming into contact with items that most of us handle each day, including cleaning products, strong light and even heat from the radiator, and will never be able to wear make-up or such products. She also have multiple Food allergies. She is unable to lead a normal life due to her allergies.

As a result, she has severe ezecma, dermatitis, arthritis and asthma.

She says: ‘The nutrients from my skin are gone and my immune system is broken, so while other peoples bodies fight off colds in a couple of days mine takes a couple of weeks.”

As a result, the teenager is virtually a prisoner in her own home as exposure to the outside world leaves her with blistered skin and painful rashes.

Source and read the Whole story at

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2530697/Teenager-plagued-condition-means-exposure-grass-clothes-SUNLIGHT-leave-writhing-pain.html


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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?