Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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#astma og #død – #asthma and #death @astmaallergi #astma #allergi

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Astma og død

Leser man på norske, danske og svenske offentige sider om astma er det meget vanskelig å finne noe kalle fakta om at astma er en sjukdom man kan dø av. Ikke engang på Astma og allergiforbundenes sine sider finner man noe om denne kunnskapen. Folk har krav på sannheten, det er kun med sannheten i eie at man kan lære seg å respektere astma, både de som har astma og alle rundt omkring de som har astma.

Astma: Ordet astma kommer fra gresk og betyr åndenød. I 85% av tilfellene er det på grunn av astma, lungebetennelse , hjerte-ischemi, interstitiell lungesykdom, kongestiv hjertesvikt, kronisk obstruktiv lungesykdom at man får åndenød.

“Astma kan vise seg i flere grader ved besvær, lindrig, til alvorlig akutte astmaanfall. Ved akutte, alvorlige astmaanfall vil du i begynnelsen av anfallet være uttalt tungpustet, ha vanskelig for å snakke, ha smerter eller ubehag i brystet, ha kraftig hoste, gjøre store anstrengelser for å trekke pusten, og ofte høres kraftige pipelyder fra lungene eller halsen. Du kan bli blek, puste svært raskt og ha forhøyet hjertefrekvens. Når anfallet har pågått en tid, vil du kunne bli utslitt og medtatt. Du har ikke lenger krefter til kraftige pustebevegelser og hosting. Dette er et svært alvorlig tegn, og det haster med behandling og hjelp. Medisinere Dersom symptomene ikke bedres raskt, eller de kommer tilbake innen kort tid, eller dersom du blir svært medtatt, skal lege kontaktes. Legen vil vurdere om det er behov for å gi andre medisiner eller sykehusinnleggelse. Ved alvorlige anfall vil det ofte være behov for oksygentilførsel, og det kan være nødvendig å gi væske og medisiner rett i blodet (intravenøst).” NHI.no

Det er hva du finner om astma i Norge. Det viser på alvoret men det forteller ikke at man faktisk kan dø av det. For å få den kunnskapen må man gå ut på nett og søke på engelsk. (Oversettelse under)

“Asthma is a disease of the lungs and the air tubes leading to them. It causes the walls of the bronchioles, the tiny airways in the lungs, to swell and produce mucus so that the sufferer has difficulty in breathing. Most deaths caused by asthma result from a gradual worsening of symptoms. The ultimate cause of death is a shortage of oxygen.” Dr. Professor. Martyn Partridge, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Chief Medical Adviser to the National Asthma Campaign UK

Samme tekst men på norsk:

“Astma er en sykdom i lungene og luftrørene som fører til dem. Det fører til at veggene i bronkiolene, de små luftveiene i lungene, hovner opp og produserer slim slik at den lidende har problemer med å puste. De fleste dødsfall forårsaket av astma skyldes en gradvis forverring av symptomer. Den ultimate dødsårsaken er mangel på oksygen. ” Dr. Professor. Martyn Partridge, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Chief Medical Adviser to the National Asthma Campaign UK

Selv WHO snakker om astma som en av mange organisasjoner og nettsteder:

“Astma er en stor ikke smittsom sykdom preget av tilbakevendende anfall av åndenød og tungpustethet, som varierer i alvorlighetsgrad og frekvens fra person til person. Symptomer kan oppstå flere ganger på en dag eller uke i berørte personer, og for noen mennesker forverres astmaen under fysisk aktivitet eller om natten. Under et astmaanfall hovner slimhinnen i bronkiene opp og forårsaker at luftveiene begrenses og luftveien reduseres og hindrer luftens passasje inn og ut av lungene. Tilbakevendende astmasymptomer fører ofte til søvnløshet, tretthet på dagtid, redusert aktivitetsnivå, fravær fra skole og arbeid. Astma er et folkehelseproblem ikke bare for høyinntektsland, det skjer i alle land uavhengig av utviklingsnivå, dok forekommer de fleste astmarelaterte dødsfall i lav- og lavere mellominntektsland på grunn av mangel på medisin. men det skjer også i høyinntektsland i mangel på skikkelig behandling.
Astma er underdiagnostisert og underbehandlet. Det skaper betydelig byrde for enkeltpersoner og familier, og ofte begrenses enkeltpersoners aktiviteter for en levetid. De sterkeste risikofaktorer for å utvikle astma er inhalerte stoffer og partikler som kan fremkalle allergiske reaksjoner eller irritere luftveiene.
Medisiner kan kontrollere astma. Å unngå det som utløser astma kan også redusere alvorlighetsgraden av astma.” WHO

Det tok meg 7 år å finne ut av dette, og jeg fant det da jeg snublet over artikler da jeg søkte om kunnskap om asthma på engelsk. Da jeg fikk astma i 2007 var det ingen som opplyste meg om dette, det var ikke noe å finne om det på norske, danske og svenske sider på nettet. Det er kun med sannheten i eie at man kan lære seg å respektere astma, både de som har astma og alle rundt omkring de som har astma. Dette er for dårlig. Jeg må kalle en spade for en spade. Hvorfor skjuler dere sannheten for oss alle?

/ Annelie

This is real / Dette er ekte

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Skjermbilde / Screendump Death of a child in the US – En ung skoleguts død i USA.

 

Read more / Les mer: http://www.kctv5.com/story/26760590/police-8-year-olds-death-after-asthma-attack-now-a-homicide#ixzz4BUeAKYol

Jente døde / Girl died: http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-05/news/53568671_1_laporshia-massey-daniel-burch-wrongful-death-suit

Kvinne døde av astma / Woman died from asthma : http://pzimedia.com/health/Famous-People-That-Died-Of-Asthma–29618.html/

Mann døde i vente på ambulanse / Man died waiting for ambulance: http://therightscoop.com/man-dies-from-asthma-attack-after-cops-stop-him-on-the-way-to-hospital/

Astmaattacker kan gi oksygenbrist som kan gi andre skader. / Asthma can cause oxygen shortage that can lead to other damages.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNGAKuwcVI

Det er bare tre av flere hundre tusen som dør av astma hvert år i verdenen. Astma skal behandles med større respekt.

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Asthma and Death

If you read on Norwegian, Danish and Swedish public pages about asthma it is very difficult to find anything about the cold hard facts that asthma is a disease one can die of. Not even the Asthma and Allergy Foundations websites has something on this knowledge. People are entitled to the truth, it is only with the truth of owning that one can learn to respect asthma, both those having asthma and everyone around those having asthma.

Asthma: The word asthma comes from Greek and signifies dyspnea. In 85% of cases it is due to asthma, pneumonia, cardiac ischemia, interstitial lung disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“Asthma can show in several degrees for the person having asthma, mild, to severe acute asthma attacks. For acute, severe asthma attacks you at the beginning of the attack experience pronounced wheezing, find it difficult to talk, have pain or discomfort in the chest, have a bad cough, make great efforts to draw breath, and often sound sharp beeps from the lungs or throat. you may be pale, breathing very quickly and have elevated heart rate. When the seizure has been ongoing for some time, you will be exhausted and battered. You no longer have the strength for powerful breathing movements and coughing. This is a very serious character, and the urgency of treatment and help is critical. Medicate. If symptoms do not improve quickly, or they will return shortly, or if you become very battered, seek medical attention. Your doctor will consider whether it is necessary to provide other medications or hospitalization. in severe cases it will often be a need for oxygen, and it may be necessary to give fluids and medications directly into the bloodstream (intravenously). ” NHI.no

That’s what you can read about asthma in Norway. It shows the seriousness but it does not tell that one can actually die from it. To get the knowledge you have to go out on the Internet and search in English.

“Asthma is a disease of the lungs and the air tubes leading to them. It causes the walls of the bronchioles, the tiny airways in the lungs, to swell and produce mucus so that the sufferer has difficulty in breathing. Most deaths caused by asthma result from a gradual worsening of symptoms. The ultimate cause of death is a shortage of oxygen.” Dr. Professor. Martyn Partridge, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Chief Medical Adviser to the National Asthma Campaign UK

Even WHO talks about asthma as one of several websites:

“Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Symptoms may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals, and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night. During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs. Recurrent asthma symptoms frequently cause sleeplessness, daytime fatigue, reduced activity levels and school and work absenteeism. Asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases. Asthma is a public health problem not just for high-income countries; it occurs in all countries regardless of the level of development. Most asthma-related deaths occur in low- and lower-middle income countries due to lack of medicine, but it also happens in high income countries in lack of proper treatment.
Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated. It creates substantial burden to individuals and families and often restricts individuals’ activities for a lifetime. The strongest risk factors for developing asthma are inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways.
Medication can control asthma. Avoiding asthma triggers can also reduce the severity of asthma.” WHO

It took me seven years to figure this out after long time searching for knowledge on asthma, stumbling over this and that searching. When I got asthma in 2007, no one informed me about this, there was nothing to find about it on the Norwegian sites on the web, nor at Danish or Swedish sites. Articles above is only a few of those several hundreds of thousands of people who die from asthma every year in the world. This is too bad. I must call a shovel a shovel. Why do you hide the truth from all of us?

/ Annelie


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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/

 

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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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N° 5 #Obstruction of #breathing. #Fragrance smell good to some people. Others only get sick. N° 5 #Andnöd #pusteproblemer. #Parfyme lukter sykt godt for noen. Andre blir bare sjuke.#GoFragranceFree

N° 5 #Obstruction of #breathing. #Fragrance smell good to some  people. Others only get sick.

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N° 5 #Andnöd #Pusteproblemer. #Parfyme lukter sykt godt for noen. Andre blir bare sjuke.

#GoFragranceFree

/ Annelie

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Fragrance Free Week 44 2015 – Martin Kahnberg – sverigesradio.se

Martin Kahnberg tells about his life as a highly sensitive person in a society of fragrance users.

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Parfyme begrenser Martin Kahnbergs hverdag

Les og lytt til hele artikkeln her på svensk eller rulle nedover for norsk.

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Jeg samler vitnemål fra mennesker som er sensitive mot parfyme og som blir sjuke av det slik at du kan lære hvordan det er.

“Martin Kahn Berg kan ikke gå til dans eller kino på grunn av sin lukt overfølsomhet. Nå starter parfymefri uke for å få oss til å forlate duften hjemme.

Det er det svenske Astma- og Allergiforbundet, som ønsker å vise behovet for å ta hensyn til de som parfyme begrenser livene til, dem som er rammet av kjemisk intoleranse.

– Hvis pappa hadde barbert seg i første etasje da jeg begynte å nyse på rommet mitt oppe, det var da jeg var 7-8 år, sier Martin Kahnberg fra Falkenberg.

Han får en tetthet i brystet og blir så trøtt at han ikke har energi til å stå oppreist. – Jeg er aldri ute på pub eller dansesaler fordi jeg vet at der er veldig mange som bruker parfyme. Jeg går ikke på kino heller, selv om jeg vil.

Det tok lang tid før Martin innså at flere hadde problemer med det samme som ham. Men SHR, er sensorisk hyperreaktivitet, er ganske vanlig. Ifølge en forskergruppe ved Sahlgrenska universitetssykehus i Göteborg, er opp til en halv million svensker berørt, og de fleste er kvinner. Derfor kaller nå det svenske Astma- og Allergiforbundet til en parfymefri uke.

For Martin er det ingen behandlinger. Han har testet medisiner i 20 år, men ingenting har hjulpet. Han håper at flere kan tenke hva de sprayer hver morgen. – Tenk på hvor mye du egentlig trenger for å føle at du føler deg komfortabel. For vanligvis er det tilstrekkelig med veldig lite, sier Martin Kahnberg.”

Jeg ville si, droppe parfymen i det hele tatt, da gjør du veldig mange mennesker glade og friskere, og vi kan alle deltake overalt. Parfymebruk begrenser veldig mange menneskers hverdag, og hvordan ville du reagert om du ikke kunne gå på skole, på jobb, dans, kino, konsert eller teater fordi andre skal jåle med parfyme?

Kilde: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=128&artikel=6287226

In English

Perfume limits Martin Kahnberg’s daily life

I collect testimonies from people who are sensitive to perfume and being sick from it so you can learn how it is.

“Martin Kahn Berg can not go to dance or cinema because of the odor hypersensitivity. Now start fragrance free week to get us to leave scent at home.

It is the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association, which wants to show the need to take account of those perfume restricts lives, those who are affected by chemical intolerance and asthma.

– If Dad had shaved on the ground floor then I started to sneeze in my room upstairs, it was when I was 7-8 years, says Martin Kahnberg from Falkenberg in Sweden.

He gets a tightness in the chest and become so tired that he do not have the energy to stand upright. – I’m never out at the pub or dance halls because I know that there are very many people using perfume. I do not go to the movies either, although I want to go.

It took a long time before Martin realized that several had problems with the same as him. But SHR, sensory hyperreactivity, is quite common. According to a research team at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, is up to half a million Swedes affected, and most are women. Wherefore now the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association calls for a fragrance week to raise awareness.

For Martin there are no treatments. He has tested medications for 20 years, but nothing has helped. He hopes that more people can think of what they spray each morning. – Think about how much you really need to feel that you feel comfortable. For usually is sufficient very little, says Martin Kahn Berg.”

I would say, drop perfume at all, then you will make so many people happy and healthier, and we can all participate everywhere. Use perfume restrict very many people’s everyday lives, and how would you react if you could not go to school, work, dance, cinema, concert or theater because others fashion mania with perfume?

/ Annelie

Source: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=128&artikel=6287226


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Fragrance Free Week 44 2015 in Scandinavia – Hanna Nielsen – Expressen.se

Hanna (now 17) tells her story You find more stories like this in Testimonials section.

Screen shot Faximilie, read the whole story here (Swedish).
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In Scandinavia the Asthma and Allergy Associations has joined together starting the Fragrance Free Week in hope to make people see the health issues they create when they use fragrance products.

Hanna (nå 17) blir sjuk av din parfyme

“Hver tredje svenske er overfølsom for lukter. Hanna Nielsen, 17, reagerer så sterkt at hun fått problemer å gå på skolen. – Det føles som luften stopper i halsen. Jeg får ikke pust, sier hun.

Hver tredje person i Sverige er på noen måte følsom for lukter, ifølge en ny forskningsrapport som TV4 refererer til. Astma- og allergiforbundet i Sverige forskningsfond slutter seg til rapporten, sammen med forskere ved Sahlgrenska sykehuset i Sverige.

Hanna Nielsen, 17, fra Danderyd, Sverige, lider av astma og er alvorlig allergisk parfymer, en kombinasjon som gir alvorlige symptomer. Det er nok at noen nær henne har parfyme på seg for at hun skal reagere sterkt.

– Jeg får problemer med å puste. Det føles som luften forblir i halsen og ikke når lungene og jeg blir svimmel, trøtt, og kan bli vanskelig å få kontakt med, sier Hanna Nielsen.

Hanna Nielsen tar medisiner for sin astma, men mot luktoverfølsomhet finnes ikke medisiner. Derfor får for eksempel klassen hennes ha sine egne klasserom. Men skolen er stor og det er mange studenter som bruker parfyme og deodorant. Spray Deodorant er det verste der er, sier hun.

– Jeg har hatt en rekke problemer i skolen. Jeg er nødt til å gå hjem mange dager, men nå fungerer det bedre fordi jeg har et skap i et avsidesliggende sted, og ingen i klassen min har parfyme på, sier Hanna Nielsen.

Hun kan ikke gjøre ting som kanskje er opplagt for de andre 17-åringer. – Jeg unngår å gå til en fest, og går sjelden på kino. Men jeg har lært å leve med det, og tenker ikke så mye av det ellers. I stedet møter jeg venner hjemme med meg eller hos noen andre. Jeg pleier å sykle til skolen, og er vanligvis bare i mitt nabolag. Jeg reiser med buss og t-bane noen ganger, men hvis noen har parfyme jeg må flytte meg, sier Hanna Nielsen.

Da blir uteksaminert fra videregående ønsker Hanna Nielsen å arbeide med å knekke gåten og finne en kur.

– Jeg vil bli lege når jeg er blitt uteksaminert. Bli astma og allergilege og forske på dette feltet, sier hun.” Hanna Nielsen

På mandag startet Astma- og allergiforbundene i Scandinavia sin kampanje, parfymefri uke, for å øke bevisstheten om de dufter og innholdet i disse som påvirker folk rundt den personen. Bli med du også og gjør samfunnet mer tilgjengelig for alle som sliter med astma, allergi og hyperreaktivitet (skal ikke forveksles med hyperaktivitet som er noe helt annet).

Takk til Hanna Nielsen som sto fram og Expressen som skrev om dette. Knupp!

Se en video med Hanna Nielsen på svenske TV4 her: http://www.tv4play.se/program/nyheterna?video_id=3214041&utm_medium=sharing&utm_source=permalink&utm_campaign=tv4play.se

Kilde: http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hanna-17-klarar-inte-lukten-i-skolan/

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Hanna (now 17) gets sick from your perfume

“Every third Swedish are hypersensitive to fragrance. Hanna Nielsen, 17, reacts so strongly that she has been unable to go to school. – It feels like the air stops in my throat. I can not breathe, she says.

Every third person in Sweden is in any way sensitive to fragrance, according to a new research report that TV4 refers to. Asthma and Allergy Association in Sweden Research Department joins report, together with researchers at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden.

Hanna Nielsen, 17, of Danderyd, Sweden, suffer from asthma and is severely allergic to perfumes, a combination that gives serious symptoms. It is enough that someone being close to her has perfume on themselves for her to react strongly.

– I get problems breathing. It feels like the air remains in the throat and do not reach the lungs and I get dizzy, tired, and can be difficult to make contact with, says Hanna Nielsen.

Hanna Nielsen takes medication for her asthma, but for the scent hypersensitivity are not medicines. Therefore, for example, her class have their own classrooms. But school is great and there are many students who use perfume and deodorant. Spray Deodorant is the worst there is, she says.

– I’ve had a lot of problems in school. I have to go home many days, but now it works better because I have a locker in a secluded place, and no one in my class have perfume on, says Hanna Nielsen.

She can not do things that perhaps are obvious for the other 17-year olds. – I avoid going to a party, and rarely go to the cinema. But I’ve learned to live with it and not thinking so much of it otherwise. Instead I meet friends at home with me or with someone else. I usually bike to school, and are usually just in my neighborhood. I travel by bus and subway sometimes, but if someone has perfume on them I have to move, says Hanna Nielsen.

Then graduated from high wants Hanna Nielsen working on cracking the riddle and find a cure.

– I want to be a doctor when I’m graduating. Be asthma and allergy doctor and research in this field, she says. ” Hanna Nielsen

Thanks to Hanna Nielsen for telling her story and to Expressen for publishing it. Well done!

Watch a video with Hanna Nielsen at Swedish TV4 here: http://www.tv4play.se/program/nyheterna?video_id=3214041&utm_medium=sharing&utm_source=permalink&utm_campaign=tv4play.se

Source: http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hanna-17-klarar-inte-lukten-i-skolan/


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Fragrance Free Week 44 in Scandinavia 2015 – Maud Ström – sverigesradio.se

As you know I collect personal stories both direct and from articles in Testimonials. Maud Ström a former teacher talks about fragrance and health issues.

Photo Faximilie, click to listen in Swedish:

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Maud Stöm forteller sin historie om parfyme

Akkurat nå pågår den parfymefrie uken i Skandinavia som er et samarbeid mellom astma og allergiforbunden i Sverige, Danmark, Finland og Norge. Dessverre er det lite å vise til aktivitet fra Norges Astma og Allergiforbund NAAF i vanlig ordning, men Astma og Allergiforbundet i Sverige gjør desto mer.

I denne artikkelen forteller Maud Strøm som er en tidligere lærer hvordan det er å være allergisk og sensitive mot parfyme, og oppfodrer alle å dempe bruken av parfyme. Bli parfymefri!

“Akkurat nå, den første duftfri uke. Det er det svenske Astma- og Allergiforbund som ønsker å informere om hvordan å ta hensyn til hvordan de dufter og kjemikalier skaper problemer i folks hverdag.

Litt over seks prosent av den voksne befolkningen oppfyller kriteriene for en diagnose kalt hyperreaktivitet eller SHR. For første gang blir nå holdt en parfymert uke som tar sikte på å informere og få folk til å ta større hensyn til de som er overfølsom for lukter.

Maud Ström 61, fra Kalmar i Sverige har SHR og har levd med det siden 70-tallet. Hun jobbet som lærer, men måtte slutte på grunn av alle luktene i klasserommene. Det er ikke noen kur eller medisinsk behandling har for dem som rammes. For henne har det gjort at det opptar all sin tid og at hun unngår offentlige steder.

– Kan man trene en uke for å være parfymefri så er det veldig mye bonus med det, og kanskje det kan etablere en god vane, sier hun til P4 Kalmar.

Det er så mange som en tredjedel av den voksne befolkningen som sier at man reagerer på lukter og kjemikalier. Det viser en rapport Astma og Allegiförbundet Sverige har utviklet sammen med Sahlgrenska universitetssykehuset.

Maud Strøm tror at alle nå vil tenke på hvor mange parfymerte produkter de har på en vanlig dag, og spesielt (men ikke utelukkende) å tenke på hvordan barn påvirkes av kjemikalier i parfymerte produkter.

– Siden jeg har en bakgrunn i en verden av skolen, er jeg veldig bekymret for at det ikke er noen tall som viser hvordan våre barn har blitt påvirket av dette. Jeg blir også bekymret da jeg ser nye foreldre med barnevogner, og det bare oser av tøymykner, vaskemiddel, og en blanding av produkter.

” Fler og fler får det som meg, og det ønsker jeg ingen.”” Maud Ström

Takk Maud Strøm for å stå fram i offentligheten og fortelle om dette. Beintøft av deg!

/ Annelie

Kilde: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=86&artikel=6287936

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Maud Ström tells her story in Swedish Radio

Right now in progress the perfume-free week in Scandinavia which is a collaboration between asthma and allergy associations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Unfortunately, there is little to show for activity from the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association NAAF in common arrangement, but Asthma and Allergy Association in Sweden makes the more of it.

In this article tells Maud Ström who is a former teacher how it is to be allergic and sensitive to perfume, and calls all to curb the use of perfume. Be fragrance free!

“Right now, the first fragrance free week. It is the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association wishing to inform on how to take into account how the fragrances and chemicals causes problems in people’s everyday lives.

Just over six percent of the adult population meets the criteria for a diagnosis called hyperreactivity or SHR. For the first time now held a perfumed week that aims to inform and get people to take greater account of those who are hypersensitive to smells.

Maud Ström 61, from Kalmar in Sweden has SHR and have lived with it since the 70s. She worked as a teacher, but had to quit because of all the smells in classrooms. There is no cure or medical treatment have for those affected. For her it has made that take up all their time and that she avoids public places.

– Can you train a week to be fragrance free so it is very much bonus with it, and maybe it can establish a good habit, she says to P4 Kalmar Sweden.

There are as many as a third of the adult population who say reacts to smells and chemicals. According to a report Asthma and Allegy Association Sweden has developed together with Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Maud Power believe that everyone will now think about how many scented products they have on a normal day, and especially (but not exclusively) to think about how children are affected by chemicals in scented products.

– Since I have a background in the world of school, I am very concerned that there are no figures showing how our children have been affected by this. I am also concerned when I see new parents with strollers, and it just oozes fabric softener, detergent, and a mix of products.

“More and more get it like me, and this I do not want for anyone.” ” Maud Ström

Thank you so much Maud Ström for standing up in public and speak out!

/ Annelie

Source: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=86&artikel=6287936


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Sensitive to fragrance – Ailo Spjellok – Barnastma.se

Scent sensitive – Hyperreactive

Ailo’s story

Research suggests thatone-third of us feel any kind of discomfort due to strong scents. If you are an adult, you can change seats on the bus if you’re sitting next to someone with a strong scent on, but what does a child exposed to what can give an allergic reaction do?

Ailo is ten years and received the diagnosis of non- allergic asthma when he was just under two years. Something that he reacts strongly to the scents; it can be about flowers, smoke, or fragranced products. It works fine at school so far, says mom Anneli, well aware that children ten years old are not yet any large consumers of scented products, but that it’ll be harder to come. The school has taken the issue seriously. It has been informed of Ailos sensitivity to smells and everyone takes this into account. There is another boy in the class having allergies, and this in turn helps to discussing the issue about allergies more and get a better understanding of those who are afflicted. Sometimes it can happen that Ailo get exposed to scented Products at school. One such opportunity that can happen is related to gymnastics lessons. It may have been someone from the upper classes who have been wearing something strong-smelling in the locker room. But it is clear that even Ailo want to make themselves beautiful. Above all it is cool hairstyles that apply. Now we have found a kind of hair wax without fragrance that works well. Previously tested Ailo a hairspray that did not work at all. The scent becomes very concentrated in a product that you spray on them. Some time ago there was a house that was on fire and the smoke was blowing straight towards Ailos and Anneli’s home. Though it was a kilometer away got Ailo a strong asthma reaction. Smoke seems to be something that Ailo react strongly against. We were with a relative and a man there had a motorcycle that the guys thought was cool. When he started it and gassed in the yard got Ailo again an asthma attack sensing of exhaust smoke. With proper medication cope Ailo still pretty good. It is clear that in cold periods may be necessary to increase the dose of medication something. I’m glad that so many shows take into account Ailos asthma and sensitivity to scents, concludes the mother.

And again I can only agree With this kids story, it is like that and I wish all would take this in account and stop wearing perfume and fragranced Products. Did you know there are about 300 million People having asthma in theh world? If you stop using fragrance Products you will ease the life of many. And really, this is just what it is like. Thank you Anneli Spjellok and Ailo for sharing Your story.

You who have followed my site for a while know I collect stories from real live experiences With this problem. Ailo’s story I found at:

http://barnastma.se/index.php/15-barnen-beraettar/47-justin-bieber-och-victorias-secret-kan-vara-ett-gissel-foer-de-doftoeverkaensliga


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Sensitive to fragrance – Angelica Holmberg – Barnastma.se

Scent sensitive – Hyperreactive

Angelica’s story

Research suggests thatone-third of us feel any kind of discomfort due to strong scents. If you are an adult, you can change seats on the bus if you’re sitting next to someone with a strong scent on, but what does a child exposed to what can give an allergic reaction do?

Angelica was diagnosed with asthma as early as age two, but probably had it a lot longer than that. She has had effort asthma and reacted to animals. Scent sensitive, she has become only recently.

If you know a girl in high school age, so we know it’s often makeup and perfumes that apply. There are special series just for teenage girls, marketed aggressively towards the younger audience. Fragrances from Victoria’s Secret is on many of the younger girls’ wish list and teen idol Justin Bieber has already managed to launch three different perfume series.

Angelica is thirteen years old (2014) and going to high school and of course so are the girls even in her class interested in perfumes. But if Angelica is subjected to strong perfume smells, she gets hard to breathe and have to medicate. Or medicate, yes, she have to medicate all the time to keep their asthma under control, but a perfume can make sure she gets a severe attack that, at worst, ending with an ambulance ride to the hospital emergency room, telling her mother Jenny Holmberg.

We have informed the school about Angelica’s fragrance sensitization and asthma, and some have those responsible at the school listened and acted. It has banned the use of perfumes, but this has to do with strong forces. The marketing of perfumes is massive and what teenage girl does not want to smell good? – I’ve been to school and had with me material from the Asthma and Allergy Association, and to show how it works with asthma and fragrance intolerance. received testing to breathe through a straw and they all understands that it is not easy, says Jenny.

It usually works better in the middle of the semester when you ‘ve had time to inform of perfume ban. At the end of the semester and at the beginning of a new semester , it seems sometimes as if you ‘ve forgotten what was said about allergies. It needed just a student who is wearing perfume or have used any product that has been heavily perfumed. If any student has had on perfume so you speak with the student, it does not help that as we talk with the parents. Some additional levers have not been taken to. I heard about another school where there was a smell hypersensitive pupil who had become sprauyed with perfume as punishment for the school had sent home a student with perfume on it, says Jenny.

One can still say that the school is trying to help Angelica in many ways, they ‘ve looked over the school environment and ensured that the ventilation works well. There is also a plan for what to do if Angelica gets sick at school. Despite this, she medicate every day to be able to be in school, sometimes the medicines does not help and she must go home, sometimes we go and inhale at the health center, says Jenny.”

And really, this is just what it is like. Thank  you Jenny Homberg and Angelica for sharing Your story.

You who have followed my site for a while know I collect stories from real live experiences With this problem. Angelica’s story I found at:
http://barnastma.se/index.php/15-barnen-beraettar/47-justin-bieber-och-victorias-secret-kan-vara-ett-gissel-foer-de-doftoeverkaensliga


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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