Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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Public consultation on the review of the #European #Disability Strategy 2010-2020 #EU #asthma #allergy to #fragrance #astma #parfyme #parfym

EU ask for Your opinion!

“There are approximately 80 million citizens with disabilities in the EU, who often face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in all aspects of life on an equal basis with others. In its commitment to eliminate these barriers and improve the life of people with disabilities, the EU became a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Convention). Implementing the Convention is an ongoing process and it is a shared responsibility of the EU institutions and the Member States. The EU can only act within the powers conferred to it by the EU treaties. A first review of the EU’s implementation of the UN Convention, done by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, recognized the progress achieved until now, but also provided some recommendations for the future.

At EU level, the UN Convention is implemented through the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. This Strategy has identified eight main areas for action at EU level: Accessibility, Participation, Equality, Employment, Education and Training, Social Protection, Health and External Action. Having reached the halfway point in its implementation, the European Commission launches this public consultation in order to assess its impact and to ensure EU policy remains tailored to the needs and rights of persons with disabilities.

This questionnaire asks for your opinion on what has been achieved so far at EU level, your views on the challenges faced by all persons with disabilities and how the European Union should address them. We appreciate all replies from citizens, organisations, public authorities, businesses, academics and other stakeholders.

We will use the findings of this public consultation to assess the progress made under the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and to identify gaps to be addressed at EU level to ensure the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.” ec.europa.eu

Completing the survey should take about 20 minutes.

Give #EU your opinion on your fragrance #availability issues, scream at the top of your lungs! Tell them about your issues in a fragrances world. Here is your possibility to inform them. (link in Swedish and English below)

Swedish
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/c29a28c8-9a4b-cada-17ba-f81c55580c51?surveylanguage=sv

English
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/c29a28c8-9a4b-cada-17ba-f81c55580c51?surveylanguage=en


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Hypothetically religiously

Incense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

/ Annelie