Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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No more laundry detergent or smell

Research for better environment

“Tenants in Malmö Sweden now becomes the first in the world to test a technology that cleans clothes in cold water and no detergent. Laundry room installed in two high-rise residential Nydala in Malmo used by 70 tenants and has according to owner minimal environmental impact.
– No more buying laundry detergent and fabric softener and additionally wash machines with cold water. This is something that we are the first in the world to offer. It is clean and odor-free, says Magnus novel that is project manager at MKB. In the installed laundry room is a facility in a cabinet that filter the water and de-ionize it. When the deionized water come in contact with the fabrics in the washing machine breaking the ionic bond between the fibers and dirt.

MKB Fasighets AB has high hopes for the technology. Totally are washed six million washes in the property company laundries every year and to wash with cold water would give a very large energy savings. Detergent and fabric softener is no cost for the property, but also here the company sees many benefits as it would save the environment by creating less pollution, less packaging waste and less risk of allergies.
– We want to contribute to ecologically sustainable Malmö, says Magnus Röman. By testing this solution we hope to find one of the ways that can help us achieve our ambitious goals.

In the project, electricity consumption, water consumption and customer satisfaction will be measured during the six months that the company will then decide how to proceed.”

Read more here; (Swedish article):

I wish this works out, it would be dandy!

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Disabled and managing

A inspiration and a thruth forward bringing experience

I today saw this video about a girl named Jen who dispite her disability broke though. She is a fantastic girl and a real inspiration for all with handicaps. But not all with handicaps are as lucky to be able to break through their handicap. People with lung diseases have a handicap. No, you say? Well, they have. The definition of a handicap is

Lung diseases such as asthma among other, allergies, and other sensitivities is a handicap. How so? A handicap is defined:

“According to the Norwegian public reports,” NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility. Legal protection against discrimination on grounds of disability. Defined disability as “Disability occurs when there is a gap between the individual’s abilities and design or function in surroundings / environment / buildings.” “

So when the indoor air is polluted by fragrance, scent, chemicals and other pollutants the room is no longer accessable.

So why this comparation with the persons with disability moving? First I have to say I do NOT say it is a easy life having no legs, have problem walking or lacking any lim and being disabled that way, They can many times (even if not everyone) get around it using a chair, or other help and pure will.  I do see it can be a real problem having such disability. But for people with the disability lung disease is are handicaped in a way crusual for organs crusual for living. When you pollute the air we all shall breathe it makes the room unaccessable and we can not just jump around to get over it.

Some would say it is only to put on a mask. But there is a big problem with that. What if one need to eat, drink, or talk with someone? If you remove your mask you are not protected anymore.

This is a really truly ispiring girl and she is worth all the praise she can get, and I am glad for her that she found her sister and did so well in her sport.

I just want to put everything in perspective to make you see that even if some handicaps are relatively easy to overcome, not all are and sometimes you have to give to make it possible for others to join. Please go fragrane free, smoke free and vaping free so all with lung diseases and senstivities can jump too.

And if you get provoced by this, try to walk a mile in our shoes.

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Ranking of shops – @FIVH @Tollefzen #environment #air

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Siden Framtiden i våre henders Kommunikasjonsjef Sindre S Tollefsen @Tollefzen følger meg på Twitter vil jeg her gi en liten tilbakemelding på undersøkelsen om butikker og miljø dere i Framtiden i våre hender har gjort.

Luften er miljø

Her har dere bommet litt. Hva med produkter som forurenser miljøet? Her burde COOP komme først, de har da et eget merke som er uten unødvendige tilsatser av både parfyme og farge og andre skadelige kjemikalier som er miljømerket og er merket med flere av astma og allergiforbundene i Skandinavia. Dette burde blitt tatt med i testet. Kiwi er en skikkelig versting på dette punktet. De har stort sett kun produkter som forurenser luften  og som ikke er egnet for allergikere og astmatikere i hyllene for personlig pleie, i tillegg er dem lite kundevennlige på dette punktet. Ber du om at de tar inn f.eks. Neutral sine produkter som er merket med astma og allergiforbundet sin logo da nekter dem for det. Kiwi suger og bør ikke få så høg ranking. Continue reading

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Rice paper lanterns – the new fireworks

Rice paper lanterns A really Nice, more environmental friendly, silent alternative to fireworks. Rice paper lanterns will be my Choice for New years from now on. I have not bought any fireworks the last 20 years since I do not like the noise and pollution.


Quing and fragrance

When you stand in line, do you know who stand beside you being sensitive to fragrances? Being allergic, asthmatic or having any other lung disease and being sensitive in other ways can be disabeling. When you que and have no problem a sensitive person have to leave the place due to your fragrance, and then they can not do what they aimed to do while you can. Go Fragrance Free!


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Invading fragrance

Fragrance you wear is something not asked for by others…


Some may think it is a awful photo. Yes, it is. It is not fun that the moose died, and not the person in the car either. Look to the combination of the word invade and the photo.  People who crash in to other peoples lives with their unwanted fragrance and make people rush to the hospital in ambulance for emergency treatment is a rather harsch reality too. Fragrance is a common cause of asthma attacks, and brutal ones too. Some people do not survive for example an asthma attack, just as people sometimes do not survive a crash with a moose. It is the harsh reality and that is the point with this photo.

I am sorry if you find this photo disturbing, but life and reality is sometimes disturbing.

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The sensitivity trap – by Annelie Molin

This is how asthma can affect your life, or rule it.

Due to the bad roads were I work I have a bad work-day all days at work. One get shaken, not stirred. Badly shaken.

I have asked to get a new bus, a bus that better absorb the movements and shaking released from the bad road and give a better day.

If I do not get that I have two options.

  1. endure. Wich I will not. Workday is too bad.
  2. change workplace. But then I have my asthma to consider. I might end up getting it like before having a bad asthma day every day.

As a bus driver one meet people all day long. All these people mostly wear some fragrance, either as perfume and aftershave, or as fragrance products on their person or in their clothes. Also very many smokes and stink of tobacco chemicals. All of this are substances that makes me sick in asthma. Result is clogged lungs all day long and forced to use a lot of medicine.

I like the job as a bus driver, but the part of the job that include humans too often force on me what make me ill:

  • fragrance
  • tobacco chemicals

Where I work now there are less of this air pollution. Less perfumers and less smokers, and even fewer people = less of the chemical air pollution. We also clean the busses and offices fragrance free for the benefit of my health. Even cleaner air. And it works. I rarely have any asthma problems now. It is a long time since I was ill actually. I am still sick since asthma is chronic, but I rarely have any symptoms now. That is really good. It is lovely! In this it feels like life is finally smiling again after so many bad asthma years. I actually did not believe it was possible to ever get this well, and I want it to last.

Now I am in the situation that the bad roads and the bad bus make a bad work environment and it affect both my work day, my health and my will to be working there. One is so many hours at work. I am badly shaken and totally worn down every day at work. I just wish for a better day.

A new bus would improve the situation. A better bus would make it better, but honestly it would not eliminate the shaking. Maybe I would have a little better day, but it will not improve the roads.

Get a new job you say?

I could just make a call to the main office and ask for a transfer, but then again I risk getting those bad asthma days back. Looking for a total new place to work always hold in store the same risk.

To have to choose between the two:

Having a bad day worn down, or risk getting sick like before years. I do not want to get sick in asthma all day long again, it is too hard, and I do not want to have a bad work day feeling worn down at the end of every day.

That is the asthma trap. Loss of freedom to easily change a situation.

A fragrance free and smoke free world, and good roads.

If I could only have it all.

But then again, how to make everyone go tobacco and fragrance free?

I wish there were a law against such polluting of the air we all share and make people sick, and I wish people could think of their fellow-man who get ill from their use of fragrance and tobacco.


/ Annelie

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Put outside – by Annelie Molin

Du vet hvordan det er når du ikke kan bli med? Enten det er fordi du ikke er tillatt, utelatt eller ikke kan? Det er slik det føles når jeg ikke kan gå steder og møte mennesker på grunn av deres bruk av parfyme og parfymerte produkter. Og hvorfor kan jeg ikke gå? Fordi hvis jeg blir utsatt for parfyme så slår det ut på min astma og jeg får problemer med å puste. Og det er som om når noen holder en hånd over nesen og munnen din .. Parfymister, pls gå parfymefri!

In English

You know what it is like when you can not join? Either it is because you are not allowed, put out or can not? That is what is feels like when I can not go places and meet people because of their use of perfume and perfumed products. And why can I not go? Becuase if I get subjected to perfum my asthma strike me and I get heavy trouble breathing. And that is about like when someone hold a hand over your nose and mouth.. Perfumers, pls go fragrance free!

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At the perfumery – by Annelie Molin

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På parfymeriet

For ca to uker siden jeg kjøpte Fedora parfymefri sminke på apoteket for å komme enda nærmere å være parfymefri. Jeg gjør dette både for min egen gode og fordi jeg skal på besøk til ei venninne og hennes familie i sommer, og hos de man ikke kan gå inn med den minste duft på.

Så mine gamle sminkekoster var ubrukelige siden jeg har hatt dem i 30 år, fra før jeg fikk astma og derfor er de fylt med forskjellige ting. Ikke bra for meg, ikke bra for noen. Selv om jeg ville rense dem ville jeg trolig ikke være i stand til å få dem rene nok. Og jeg ønsker ikke å risikere å få duftmolekylerpå min nye sminke.

Så tingen å gjøre var å kjøpe nye. Og eneste sted som selger sminkekoster av kvalitet er parfymeriet.

“Oh my, tenkte jeg for meg selv. Hvordan vil dette gå?”

Jeg hade ikke noen vernemaske for hånden, men siden parfymeriet er det eneste stedet som selger kvalitets sminkeskoster så måtte jeg gå dit.

“Jeg håper det ikke er så ille, tenkte jeg for meg selv. Det er ganske tidlig på dagen …”


Jeg kunne ikke ha tatt mer feil. Jeg kom inn i butikken, og der var en sterk og tung eim av parfyme i luften.

Jeg spurte damen bak disken for sminkekoster og hun var svært vennlig og ivrig etter å hjelpe meg. Jeg fortalte henne, jeg er sensitiv så jeg vil sannsynligvis bli syk her og må kanskje gå utenfor. Hun var veldig forstående. Vi så på forskjellige børster, men etter bare 2-3 minutter begynte mine lunger å tette seg og jeg måtte gå ut for å medisinere. Jeg stod og lente meg med en arm til søylen, sprayet Ventoline fra innhalatoren og gispet etter luft. Men jeg måtte komme tilbake in for å bli ferdig der. Jeg sjekket ut noen flere, og måtte gå ut igjen. Samme historien. Inn igjen på nytt for å betale, og når jeg stod der og skulle betale kjente jeg kroppen varsle meg at hvis jeg ikke kommer meg ut ut av butikken umiddelbart ville det bli farlig.

Damen var veldig hyggelig og snakket. Jeg følte jeg måtte løpe ut derfra for å komme vekk fra parfymegassene, men jeg måtte bli fordi jeg måtte betale.

Senere da jeg kom ut var jeg syk, tette lunger, vanskelig å puste, jeg hostet og gispet etter luft. Jeg måtte kjøpe lunsj også, fordi jeg skulle jobbe senere. Jeg skyndte meg gjennom matbutikken så fort jeg kunne mens jeg brukte min inhalator, hostet, pustet tungt og slet. Tilbake på kontoret fik jeg endelig brukt min AeronebGo med Ventoline, og til slutt fikk jeg det bedre.

Jeg synes det er ille at en person som er virkelig sensitiv for parfyme må gå til parfymeriet for å kjøpe kvalitetskoster til sminke. Det bør selges overalt der sminke blir solgt.
Et annet godt poeng i dette er at parfymefri sminke som de fleste av de sensitive trenger for å kunne sminke seg, at de ikke har adgang til det grunnet parfymeeimen i parfymeriene. Slik som for meg for eksempel.

Til historien hører at jeg fortalte den hyggelige damen i parfymeriet at jeg normalt unngår å avlegge visitt inn butikken hennes, selv om de selger parfymefri sminke, selger smykker, strømper og mer på grunn av parfymen der. Det er synd, sa hun. Det er ikke sånn det skal være, sa hun. Jeg kommenterte at hun skulle sette opp en vegg, og ha to avdelinger, en for duft produkter, og ett for duftfri. Men det var ikke mulig svarte hun, for da ville de ha måttet ansette flere medarbeidere. Men hun kom med et forslag, om jeg kunne banke på vinduet og da hun kunne bringe sminkeprøvene til døren slik at jeg ikke trenger å bli syk fra å komme inn i butikken. Det var veldig hyggelig av henne, men jeg tror ikke det. Da går jeg så heller gå på nettet og kjøper økologiske sminke online fra sofaen min. Hvis butikkeiere er ikke villig til å tilpasse seg til sensitive mennesker da vil jeg heller bruke pengene mine andre steder.

Men jeg må si det på en måte var svær kundeservice av henne, de ferreste ville ha giddet å bry seg i det hele tatt.

/ Annelie

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Ps. Dette handler ikke om å klage på denne spesifikke butikken, det kunne ha skjedd i hvilken en butikk som helst der selger eller doserer disse varene.

In English

At the perfumery

About two weeks ago I bought Fedora perfume free makeup with the pharmacy to get even closer to being fragrance free. I do this both for my own good and because I am going visiting a friend and her family this summer, and there one can not enter with the slightest of fragrance on.

So my old make up brushes were useless since I have had them for 30 years, since before I got asthma and therefore they are filled with different stuff. Not good for me, not good for anyone. Even if I would clean them I would probably not be able to get them clean enough. And I did not want to risk getting fragrance on my new make up.

So the thing to do was to buy new ones. And only place selling make up brushes of quality is the perfumery.

“Oh my, I thought to myself. How will this work?”

I did not have any protective mask in hand, but since the perfumery is the only place selling quality brushes I had to enter.

“I hope it is not too bad, I thought to myself. It is rather early in the day…”


I could not have been more wrong. I entered the store and it was perfume heavily clinging to the air.

I asked the lady behind the desk for brushes and she was very helpful and eager to help me. I told her, I am sensitive so I will probably get sick here an maybe have to step outside. She was very understanding. We looked at different brushes but after only 2-3 minutes my lunges started to close up and I had to go out to medicate. I stoud leaning to the pillar with one arm, pumping Ventoline and gasping for air. But I had to get back in. Checked out some more and had to go out again. Same story. In again to pay, and when I stoud there about to pay I felt the warning sign notifying me if I do not get out of there immediately it would become dangerous.

The lady was very nice and chatted. I felt like running out of there to get away from the fumes, but I had to stay because I had to pay.

Later when I came out I was ill, clogged and tighten lungs, hard to breath. I had to buy lunch because I was to work later. I hurried through the store getting what I wanted while using my inhaler, coughing and struggling. Back at the office I was able to use my AeronebGo with Ventoline, and finally got better.

It is bad I think that a person really sensitive to perfume have to go to the perfumery to buy quality make up brushes. It should be sold everywhere make up is sold.
Another good point in this is that perfume free make up needed by those sensitive is unavailable to them because of the perfume gases in the shop. Such as for me for an example.

To the story goes I told the nice lady in the perfumery store that I normally avoid entering her store, even though they sell perfume free make up, trinkets, stockings and more because of the perfume sold there. That is a pity, she said. It should not have to be that way, she said. I commented that she should put up a wall and keep two departments, one for fragranced products, and one for scent free. But that was not possible she replied, because then they would have to hire more staff. But she came with a suggestion, that I could knock on the window and then she could bring test samples to the door so that I do not have to become ill from entering the store. It was very nice of her, but I think not. I then rather go online and buy ecologic make up online from my sofa. If shop owners are not willing to adapt to sensitive people I rather spend my money elsewhere.

But I must say it in a way was very customer service minded of her to offer it to me, the fewer would have even bothered to care.

/ Annelie

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Ps. This is not about complainting on this specific shop, it could have happened in any shop selling or distributing this kind of merchandise.

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Whale vomit and other chemicals in cigarettes – The content of tobacco and smoke

Did you know there are used whale vommit in cigarettes? Whale vommit, or Ambergris, is used as a tincture to add flavour to cigarettes.

Whale vomit – Ambergris Tincture – FDA GRAS; FEMA GRAS
More commonly referred to as whale vomit, ambergris is one of the hundreds of possible additives used in cigarettes. Ambergris is a fatty, waxy substance that forms in the intestines of the sperm whale.

Castoreum m/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European Beaver (Castor fiber). Within the zoological realm, castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac which is, in combination with the beaver’s urine, used during scent marking of territory.

What more do we find in cigarettes?

  •  Vinyl Chloride Often used in plastic, like plastic bags.
  • Acetone is the main ingredient in fingernail polish remover. This is a disolvant. Scarry to know it’s finding its way into your body!
  • Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor and a high boiling point. The compound is carcinogenic. It is an important solvent in the industry and as starting material in the production of various other compounds. Benzene occurs naturally in oil. And this you inhale?
  • Formaldehyde is used to embalm dead people. Can it be any more clear that cigarettes are disgusting and unhealthy to suck in? Need more inspiration to learn the best ways to quit smoking? Read on!
  • Hydrogen Cyanide as the preferred gas to kill people in gas chambers! It’s found in cigarette smoke in small amounts. Small amounts or not, this is the stuff that your friends, families, other loved ones and strangers are being forced to breathe in when you’re around and smoking!
  • Carbon Monoxide also found in car exhaust.
  • Arsenic also found in rat poison
  • Ammonia also found in window cleaner, hair dye, floor cleaning a.s.
  • Napthalene also found in mothballs, used to kill moth.
  • Sulphur Compounds also found in matches
  • Lead Read more
  • Volatile Alcohol
  • Butane  also found in lighter fluid

All of these chemicals mix together and form a sticky tar when you smoke. The tar sticks to clothing, skin, and to the cilia (tiny hairs) that line the insides of your lungs. The cilia help to clean out dirt and germs from your lungs. If the cilia are covered in tar, they can’t do their job properly, and germs, chemicals and dirt can stay in your lungs and cause diseases.” (Source: all info

So when you suck your little white paper stick you are also sucking in this above, and on top of it you pollute the air for others. Some only dislike smokes, while others get sick from your smoke. For example people with COPD, Asthma, lung and heart illnesses, allergies, sensitivites, and several more.

Second hand smoking is also dangerous and affect you friends and others cilia in their lungs, so that their lungfunction and cleaning hairs decline.

Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.

• Acetanisole
• Acetic Acid
• Acetoin
• Acetophenone
• 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
• 2-Acetyl-3- Ethylpyrazine
• 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran
• Acetylpyrazine
• 2-Acetylpyridine
• 3-Acetylpyridine
• 2-Acetylthiazole
• Aconitic Acid
• dl-Alanine
• Alfalfa Extract
• Allspice Extract,Oleoresin, and Oil
• Allyl Hexanoate
• Allyl Ionone
• Almond Bitter Oil
• Ambergris Tincture
Is actually whale wommit. (/ˈæmbərɡriːs/ or /ˈæmbərɡrɪs/, Latin: Ambra grisea, Ambre gris, ambergrease or grey amber) is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish color produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. Ambergris have been highly valued by perfumers as a fixative allowing the scent to last much longer.
• Ammonia
• Ammonium Bicarbonate
• Ammonium Hydroxide
• Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic
• Ammonium Sulfide
• Amyl Alcohol
• Amyl Butyrate
• Amyl Formate
• Amyl Octanoate
• alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde
• Amyris Oil
• trans-Anethole
• Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil
• Anise
• Anise Star, Extract and Oils
• Anisyl Acetate
• Anisyl Alcohol
• Anisyl Formate
• Anisyl Phenylacetate
• Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins
• Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate
• 1-Arginine
• Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil
• Ascorbic Acid
• 1-Asparagine Monohydrate
• 1-Aspartic Acid
• Balsam Peru and Oil
• Basil Oil
• Bay Leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil
• Beeswax White
• Beet Juice Concentrate
• Benzaldehyde
• Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal
• Benzoic Acid, Benzoin
• Benzoin Resin
• Benzophenone
• Benzyl Alcohol
• Benzyl Benzoate
• Benzyl Butyrate
• Benzyl Cinnamate
• Benzyl Propionate
• Benzyl Salicylate
• Bergamot Oil
• Bisabolene
• Black Currant Buds Absolute
• Borneol
• Bornyl Acetate
• Buchu Leaf Oil
• 1,3-Butanediol
• 2,3-Butanedione
• 1-Butanol
• 2-Butanone
• 4(2-Butenylidene)-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
• Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil
• Butyl Acetate
• Butyl Butyrate
• Butyl Butyryl Lactate
• Butyl Isovalerate
• Butyl Phenylacetate
• Butyl Undecylenate
• 3-Butylidenephthalide
• Butyric Acid]
• Cadinene
• Caffeine
• Calcium Carbonate
• Camphene
• Cananga Oil
• Capsicum Oleoresin
• Caramel Color
• Caraway Oil
• Carbon Dioxide
• Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
• Carob Bean and Extract
• beta-Carotene
• Carrot Oil
• Carvacrol
• 4-Carvomenthenol
• 1-Carvone
• beta-Caryophyllene
• beta-Caryophyllene Oxide
• Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract
• Cassia Bark Oil
• Cassie Absolute and Oil
• Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute.
It is  the dried beaver castor sacs are generally aged for two or more years to mellow and for their raw harshness to dissipate. Castoreum /kæsˈtɔriəm/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European Beaver (Castor fiber). Within the zoological realm, castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac which is, in combination with the beaver’s urine, used during scent marking of territory.
• Cedar Leaf Oil
• Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana
• Cedrol
• Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin
• Cellulose Fiber
• Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract
• Chicory Extract
• Chocolate
• Cinnamaldehyde
• Cinnamic Acid
• Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract
• Cinnamyl Acetate
• Cinnamyl Alcohol
• Cinnamyl Cinnamate
• Cinnamyl Isovalerate
• Cinnamyl Propionate
• Citral
• Citric Acid
• Citronella Oil
• dl-Citronellol
• Citronellyl Butyrate
• itronellyl Isobutyrate
• Civet Absolute
• Clary Oil
• Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
• Cocoa
• Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder
• Coconut Oil
• Coffee
• Cognac White and Green Oil
• Copaiba Oil
• Coriander Extract and Oil
• Corn Oil
• Corn Silk
• Costus Root Oil
• Cubeb Oil
• Cuminaldehyde
• para-Cymene
• 1-Cysteine Dandelion Root Solid Extract
• Davana Oil
• 2-trans, 4-trans-Decadienal
• delta-Decalactone
• gamma-Decalactone
• Decanal
• Decanoic Acid
• 1-Decanol
• 2-Decenal
• Dehydromenthofurolactone
• Diethyl Malonate
• Diethyl Sebacate
• 2,3-Diethylpyrazine
• Dihydro Anethole
• 5,7-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(3,4-D) Pyrimidine
• Dill Seed Oil and Extract
• meta-Dimethoxybenzene
• para-Dimethoxybenzene
• 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
• Dimethyl Succinate
• 3,4-Dimethyl-1,2 Cyclopentanedione
• 3,5- Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione
• 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene
• 4,5-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-2,5-
• 6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-
• 3,7-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid
• 2,4 Dimethylacetophenone
• alpha,para-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol
• alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate
• alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate
• 2,3-Dimethylpyrazine
• 2,5-Dimethylpyrazine
• 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine
• Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone
• delta-Dodecalactone
• gamma-Dodecalactone
• para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
• Ethyl 10-Undecenoate
• Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate
• Ethyl Acetate
• Ethyl Acetoacetate
• Ethyl Alcohol
• Ethyl Benzoate
• Ethyl Butyrate
• Ethyl Cinnamate
• Ethyl Decanoate
• Ethyl Fenchol
• Ethyl Furoate
• Ethyl Heptanoate
• Ethyl Hexanoate
• Ethyl Isovalerate
• Ethyl Lactate
• Ethyl Laurate
• Ethyl Levulinate
• Ethyl Maltol
• Ethyl Methyl Phenylglycidate
• Ethyl Myristate
• Ethyl Nonanoate
• Ethyl Octadecanoate
• Ethyl Octanoate

• Ethyl Oleate
• Ethyl Palmitate
• Ethyl Phenylacetate
• Ethyl Propionate
• Ethyl Salicylate
• Ethyl trans-2-Butenoate
• Ethyl Valerate
• Ethyl Vanillin
• 2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine
• 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol, 3-Ethyl -2 –
• 2-Ethyl-3, (5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine
• 5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2 (5H)-Furanone
• 2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine
• 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
• 4-Ethylguaiacol
• para-Ethylphenol
• 3-Ethylpyridine
• Eucalyptol
• Farnesol
• D-Fenchone
• Fennel Sweet Oil
• Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute
• Fig Juice Concentrate
• Food Starch Modified
• Furfuryl Mercaptan
• 4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One
• Galbanum Oil
• Genet Absolute
• Gentian Root Extract
• Geraniol
• Geranium Rose Oil
• Geranyl Acetate
• Geranyl Butyrate
• Geranyl Formate
• Geranyl Isovalerate
• Geranyl Phenylacetate
• Ginger Oil and Oleoresin
• 1-Glutamic Acid
• 1-Glutamine
• Glycerol
• Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated
• Grape Juice Concentrate
• Guaiac Wood Oil
• Guaiacol
• Guar Gum
• 2,4-Heptadienal
• gamma-Heptalactone
• Heptanoic Acid
• 2-Heptanone
• 3-Hepten-2-One
• 2-Hepten-4-One
• 4-Heptenal
• trans -2-Heptenal
• Heptyl Acetate
• omega-6-Hexadecenlactone
• gamma-Hexalactone
• Hexanal
• Hexanoic Acid
• 2-Hexen-1-Ol
• 3-Hexen-1-Ol
• cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate
• 2-Hexenal
• 3-Hexenoic Acid
• trans-2-Hexenoic Acid
• cis-3-Hexenyl Formate
• Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate
• Hexyl Acetate
• Hexyl Alcohol
• Hexyl Phenylacetate
• 1-Histidine
• Honey
• Hops Oil
• Hydrolyzed Milk Solids
• Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins
• 5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta-Lactone
• 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone
• 2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
• 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone
• 2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde
• 4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone
• Hydroxycitronellal
• 6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane
• 4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
• Hyssop Oil
• Immortelle Absolute and Extract
• alpha-Ionone
• beta-Ionone
• alpha-Irone
• Isoamyl Acetate
• Isoamyl Benzoate
• Isoamyl Butyrate
• Isoamyl Cinnamate
• Isoamyl Formate, IsoamylHexanoate
• Isoamyl Isovalerate
• Isoamyl Octanoate
• Isoamyl Phenylacetate
• Isobornyl Acetate
• Isobutyl Acetate
• Isobutyl Alcohol
• Isobutyl Cinnamate
• Isobutyl Phenylacetate
• Isobutyl Salicylate
• 2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine
• alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol
• Isobutyraldehyde
• Isobutyric Acid
• d,l-Isoleucine
• alpha-Isomethylionone
• 2-Isopropylphenol
• Isovaleric Acid
• Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil
• Kola Nut Extract
• Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin
• Lactic Acid
• Lauric Acid
• Lauric Aldehyde
• Lavandin Oil
• Lavender Oil
• Lemon Oil and Extract
• Lemongrass Oil
• 1-Leucine
• Levulinic Acid
• Licorice Root, Fluid, Extract
and Powder
• Lime Oil
• Linalool
• Linalool Oxide
• Linalyl Acetate
• Linden Flowers
• Lovage Oil And Extract
• 1-Lysine]
• Mace Powder, Extract and Oil
• Magnesium Carbonate
• Malic Acid
• Malt and Malt Extract
• Maltodextrin
• Maltol
• Maltyl Isobutyrate
• Mandarin Oil
• Maple Syrup and Concentrate
• Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil
• para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One
• Menthol
• Menthone
• Menthyl Acetate
• dl-Methionine
• Methoprene
• 2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol
• 2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol
• para-Methoxybenzaldehyde
• 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One
• 4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
• 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone
• Methoxypyrazine
• Methyl 2-Furoate
• Methyl 2-Octynoate
• Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone
• Methyl Anisate
• Methyl Anthranilate
• Methyl Benzoate
• Methyl Cinnamate
• Methyl Dihydrojasmonate
• Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated
• Methyl Isovalerate
• Methyl Linoleate (48%)
• Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture
• Methyl Naphthyl Ketone
• Methyl Nicotinate
• Methyl Phenylacetate
• Methyl Salicylate
• Methyl Sulfide
• 3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone
• 4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone
• 5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal
• 5-Methyl-2-Thiophene-carboxaldehyde
• 6-Methyl-3,-5-Heptadien-2-One
• 2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) Propionaldehyde
• 5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One
• 1-Methyl-3Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene
• 4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One
• 2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde
• 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One
• 4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol
• 4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole
• Methyl-alpha-Ionone
• Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid
• 4-Methylacetophenone
• para-Methylanisole
• alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate
• alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol
• 2-Methylbutyraldehyde
• 3-Methylbutyraldehyde
• 2-Methylbutyric Acid
• alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde
• Methylcyclopentenolone
• 2-Methylheptanoic Acid
• 2-Methylhexanoic Acid
• 3-Methylpentanoic Acid
• 4-Methylpentanoic Acid
• 2-Methylpyrazine
• 5-Methylquinoxaline
• 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-One
• (Methylthio)Methylpyrazine (Mixture Of Isomers)

• 3-Methylthiopropionaldehyde
• Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate
• 2-Methylvaleric Acid
• Mimosa Absolute and Extract
• Molasses Extract and Tincture
• Mountain Maple Solid Extract
• Mullein Flowers
• Myristaldehyde
• Myristic Acid
• Myrrh Oil
• beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether
• Nerol
• Neroli Bigarde Oil
• Nerolidol
• Nona-2-trans,6-cis-Dienal
• 2,6-Nonadien-1-Ol
• gamma-Nonalactone
• Nonanal
• Nonanoic Acid
• Nonanone
• trans-2-Nonen-1-Ol
• 2-Nonenal
• Nonyl Acetate
• Nutmeg Powder and Oil
• Oak Chips Extract and Oil
• Oak Moss Absolute
• 9,12-Octadecadienoic Acid (48%)
And 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic Acid (52%)
• delta-Octalactone
• gamma-Octalactone
• Octanal
• Octanoic Acid
• 1-Octanol
• 2-Octanone
• 3-Octen-2-One
• 1-Octen-3-Ol
• 1-Octen-3-Yl Acetate
• 2-Octenal
• Octyl Isobutyrate
• Oleic Acid
• Olibanum Oil
• Opoponax Oil And Gum
• Orange Blossoms Water, Absolute, and Leaf Absolute
• Orange Oil and Extract
• Origanum Oil
• Orris Concrete Oil and Root
• Palmarosa Oil
• Palmitic Acid
• Parsley Seed Oil
• Patchouli Oil
• omega-Pentadecalactone
• 2,3-Pentanedione
• 2-Pentanone
• 4-Pentenoic Acid
• 2-Pentylpyridine
• Pepper Oil, Black And White
• Peppermint Oil
• Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil
• Petitgrain Absolute, Mandarin Oil and Terpeneless Oil
• alpha-Phellandrene
• 2-Phenenthyl Acetate
• Phenenthyl Alcohol
• Phenethyl Butyrate
• Phenethyl Cinnamate
• Phenethyl Isobutyrate
• Phenethyl Isovalerate
• Phenethyl Phenylacetate
• Phenethyl Salicylate
• 1-Phenyl-1-Propanol
• 3-Phenyl-1-Propanol
• 2-Phenyl-2-Butenal
• 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-Ol
• 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-One
• Phenylacetaldehyde
• Phenylacetic Acid
• 1-Phenylalanine
• 3-Phenylpropionaldehyde
• 3-Phenylpropionic Acid
• 3-Phenylpropyl Acetate
• 3-Phenylpropyl Cinnamate
• 2-(3-Phenylpropyl)Tetrahydrofuran
• Phosphoric Acid
• Pimenta Leaf Oil
• Pine Needle Oil, Pine Oil, Scotch
• Pineapple Juice Concentrate
• alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene
• D-Piperitone
• Piperonal
• Pipsissewa Leaf Extract
• Plum Juice
• Potassium Sorbate
• 1-Proline
• Propenylguaethol
• Propionic Acid
• Propyl Acetate
• Propyl para-Hydroxybenzoate
• Propylene Glycol
• 3-Propylidenephthalide
• Prune Juice and Concentrate
• Pyridine
• Pyroligneous Acid And Extract
• Pyrrole
• Pyruvic Acid
• Raisin Juice Concentrate
• Rhodinol
• Rose Absolute and Oil
• Rosemary Oil
• Rum
• Rum Ether
• Rye Extract
• Sage, Sage Oil, and Sage
• Salicylaldehyde
• Sandalwood Oil, Yellow
• Sclareolide
• Skatole
• Smoke Flavor
• Snakeroot Oil
• Sodium Acetate
• Sodium Benzoate
• Sodium Bicarbonate
• Sodium Carbonate
• Sodium Chloride
• Sodium Citrate
• Sodium Hydroxide
• Solanone
• Spearmint Oil
• Styrax Extract, Gum and Oil
• Sucrose Octaacetate
• Sugar Alcohols
• Sugars
• Tagetes Oil
• Tannic Acid
• Tartaric Acid
• Tea Leaf and Absolute
• alpha-Terpineol
• Terpinolene
• Terpinyl Acetate
• 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroquinoxaline
• 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo(,9))Tridecane
• 2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-
• 2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine
• Thiamine Hydrochloride
• Thiazole
• 1-Threonine
• Thyme Oil, White and Red
• Thymol
• Tobacco Extracts
• Tochopherols (mixed)
• Tolu Balsam Gum and Extract
• Tolualdehydes
• para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate
• para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde
• para-Tolyl Acetate
• para-Tolyl Isobutyrate
• para-Tolyl Phenylacetate
• Triacetin
• 2-Tridecanone
• 2-Tridecenal
• Triethyl Citrate
• 3,5,5-Trimethyl -1-Hexanol
• para,alpha,alpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol
• 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-
• 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-
• 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,
3-Dienyl Methan
• 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,
• 2,2,6-Trimethylcyclohexanone
• 2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine
• 1-Tyrosine
• delta-Undercalactone
• gamma-Undecalactone
• Undecanal
• 2-Undecanone, 1
• 0-Undecenal
• Urea
• Valencene
• Valeraldehyde
• Valerian Root Extract, Oil
and Powder
• Valeric Acid
• gamma-Valerolactone
• Valine
• Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin
• Vanillin
• Veratraldehyde
• Vetiver Oil
• Vinegar
• Violet Leaf Absolute
• Walnut Hull Extract
• Water
• Wheat Extract And Flour
• Wild Cherry Bark Extract
• Wine and Wine Sherry
• Xanthan Gum
• 3,4-Xylenol
• Yeast

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Bus engine running – Stop! only 20 seconds!! Says Sondre Båtstrand to BA

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Jeg leste nettopp en avisartikkel i Bergensavisen – BA hvor miljøagenten Sondre Båtstrand i partiet De Grønne angriper busselskapet Tide i Bergen for å kjøre bussene på tomgang etter jul og nyttårshelgen 2012. De har tatt et bilde som de har sendt til BA og mener bussene gikk på tomgang “i timevis”.

“Miljøagentene har gitt uttrykk for at 20 sekunder er nok, og tatt til orde for bøtelegging av tomgangskjørere. ” BA

Hvorvidt bussene stod på tomgang i timevis vet jeg ikke fordi jeg var ikke der, men med erfaring fra bussbransjen gjetter jeg på at det var en overdrift. I hvert fall tror jeg ikke alle bussene stod på i timevis, men at de kanskje sammentatt fra å ha startet første buss til den siste bussen at det kunne oppfattes som timevis. Men at alle stod på i timevis har jeg lite tro på. Man starter opp en buss før den skal ut i trafikk, har man mange busser starter man opp en og en etterhvert før de skal ut i trafikk. Totalt sett kan det kanskje tolkes som timevis.

Miljøagentene går hardt ut mot Tide og mener at å la motoren til bussene gå på tomgang er miljøsvineri og at det burde holde med 20 sekund tomgangskjøring per buss.

Min reaksjon er…

La meg le meg skakke. Det beviser egentlig bare hva lite de vet om busser.

Busser har ikke kun batteri som vanlige biler, men også et luftsystem med komponenter som kan fryse når det er kalde. Luftsystemet drifter dørrer, bremser, støtdempere, nivåsenking av trappetrinn, o.l. Å starte opp alle busser som skal ut i rute er helt vanlig i bussdrift og det er ikke bare Tide som gjør det. Alle busselskaper er nødt å gjøre det grunnet teknikken i bussene. Nå vil sikkert noen begynne å grave i det for å hindre busselskapene i å kjøre på tomgang, men sannheta er at hvis ikke bussene får stå og gå en god stund så blir det ikke luft i systemene, og ingen varme i bussen og kundene må sitte i kalde vogner. Og er lufttrykket for lavt da går det ut over bremsene som får en heller dårlig virkning. Vil herr Miljøagenten bli med på en busstur med bremser som ikke har full virkning? Det er både nødvendig og tryggest å la bussene gå på tomgang en god stund før de skal ut i trafikken.

Når en buss ikke blir brukt i løpet av en ukes tid, og det i tillegg er minusgrader og skiftende temperatur, så blir batteriet tappet for strøm. Da hjelper det ikke å starte bussen og la den gå i hverken 1 minutt, eller som miljøagenten Båtstrand vil ha det 20 sekund, da blir det ytterligere tappet. Etter at vognene har stått lenge må de testkjøres for å se om batteriene er i orden og la de gå en god stund for å lade batteriet, og fylle opp luftsystemene som drifter dører, bremser, dempere, osv. Og i tillegg må kabinen varmes opp før bussen kan tas i bruk og dette driftes også av at motoren går på tomgang.  Hvis ikke dette blir gjord da risikerer man ganske enkelt at bussen ikke kommer til de som står og fryser i veikanten.

Busser startes opp og går på tomgang i et ledd av vedlikehold og oppstart for å ta opp igjen driften etter helger. Det er forskjell på dette og å stå en halvtime på tomgang på en holdeplass mens man snakker med en kollega eller en venn.

En buss uten lufttrykk kan ikke rikkes fra plassen sin, og om kompressorer og belgene som er med på å fylle systemet med luft er tomme da setter en sikkerhetsmekanisme inn og sperrer for å bruke bussen. En buss som er tom for luft i systemet har ikke støtdempere på hjulene og bussen segger.

Lufttrykk i en buss avgjør om bussen er brukandes, og er også avgjørende for sikkerheta.

Lufttrykk i en buss avgjør om bussen er brukandes, og er også avgjørende for sikkerheta.

Herover ser du øverst et bilde av en buss som er tom for luft, og under den ser du en buss som har stått på tomgang eller er kjørt og har godt lufttrykk i systemet. Merk deg at da bussens kretser er tom for luft er også støtdemperene tomme for luft og bussen henger på hjula. En buss som har stått på tomgang en god stund har godt lufttryck och god klaring mellom hjul og hjulbuer, bremser og dørrer fungerer også.

Også i en buss må man ha varme. Kalde busser gir sure kunder. Er det -10 ute da er det minusgrader inne i bussen også. Der er kupevarmer (Webasto) som man kan la stå på for å forvarme kupeen, men den klarer ikke å få opp varmen nokk, den bare myker opp sånn å si det. Og så må man tenke på at kupeen i en buss er MEGET større enn kupeen i en vanlig bil, og tar MEGET lengre tid å varme opp. I tillegg har vi noe som heter Helse, Miljø og Sikkerhet – HMS. De fleste tenker ikke over det, men bussen er en arbeidsplass, og de som jobber har krav på varme arbeidsplasser for å ikke bli sjuke. Dette gjelder også bremser og annet teknisk ved sikkerhet osv. At nyere vogner er meget bedre på å holde varmen i kulde når motor er slått av er en utopi. En buss er ingen termos, den har tynne vegger. Slår man på Webastoen så hjelper det, men f.eks. ved -10 C er det en utfordring likevel. Alle dere som jobber på kontor eller annet, jeg undrer hva dere ville like å ha 5 grader inne på rommet deres, og sitte der i dress og jobbe i den temperaturen i 2 – 3 timer før det blir skikkelig varmt? Noen ganger må man kjøre bussen for å ikke ende opp med lungebetennelse eller verre.

Jeg sier da det, synsere uten yrkeserfaring…
Ta en tur inn i det virkelige liv istedenfor å plage folk som gjør hva de må for å få ting å fungere og ivareta sikkerheta, folk som gjør en samfunnsnyttig jobb, nemlig bussjåfører og verkstedsansatte som server bussene.

Det ble i en diskusjon i tråden til denne saken sagt av en person  på BA sine Facebook sider at vedkommende hadde lest i BA at en buss forurenser like mye som ca 300 biler. At en buss skulle  forurense like mye som 300 biler er en overdrift, moderne busser har Euro5 eller de siste Euro6 motorer. De blir tilsatte AdBlue for å rense eksosen. Om du står bake en buss fra 1950 – 1980-tallet da vil du kjenne stor forskjell mot å stå bake en buss med Euro5 eller Euro6 motor som er meget renere. Det ville vært meget bedre om de som kjører på matpakka sin til jobben, om de tok bussen sammen med alle andre som kjører på matpakka sin til jobben, da ville forurensningen synke dramatisk, og køene også.

En tretten meter bybuss transporterer lett 80 passasjerer. Om da 80 personer som alene kjører på matpakka sin til jobben tok bussen istedenfor, da ville det være 80 ferre biler på veien. Øke antallet busser og enda flere biler vekk fra veien. Der er den virkelige miljøgevinsten å finne, blandt de flere tusen som kjører hver dag tidlig og seint hver dag i lange køer i mange timer.

Kjære Herr Miljøagent, ta en studietur og lær hva det handler om før du hyler høyt og vil bøtelegge arbeidsfolk.

Forfølg den 20 sekundersregelen og du vil ikke finne noen busser som kjører deg til jobben. De står nemlig ute av drift.

/ Annelie


In English

I just read an article in the Bergen newspaper – BA where environmental agent S0ndre Båtstrand in the Green party attacks the bus company Tide in Bergen to run buses idling after Christmas and New Year holidays 2012. They have taken a photo of the buspark eledgely idle running the engines, that they sent to the BA and believes buses idled “for hours”.

“Environmental agents have stated that 20 seconds is enough, and called for fines of idle drivers. ” BA

Whether buses stood running idle for hours I do not know because I was not there, but with experience from the bus industry, I’m guessing that it was an exaggeration. At least I do not think all the buses were running idle for hours, but that they might together from launching the first bus to the last bus that it could be interpreted like for hours. But every bus in the firm were running idle for hours, I have little confidence in. You start up a bus before it goes off in traffic, if you have many buses one start up one by one before going off into traffic. Often many busses have the same departure time different places. Each bus  I guess was maybe idle for 20-40 minutes, but all busses together may be interpreted as “for hours”.

Environmental Agent S Båtstrand strongly go out against Tide and believes that allowing the engine to run idle buses are environmentally filth and that it should be enough with 20 seconds idling per bus.

My reaction is …

Let me laugh my head off… It really just proves what little they know about buses.

Buses have not only battery as regular cars have, but also an air system with components that can freeze when it is cold. Air system operates doors, brakes, shock absorbers, lowering levels of stairs, etc. Starting all buses after not being used for a long time is commonand necessary in the bus buisness and it’s not just that Tide does. All bus companies are forced to do so due to the technology of the buses. Maybe someone will start to dig into it to prevent bus operators to run at idle, but the truths is that if the buses are not allowed to running idle then no air will go in the system for shock abosrbers, breaks, doors a.s.o, and nore heat in the bus making customers have to sit in cold buses. And if the air pressure is too low then it affects the brakes, and the breakes get a rather bad effect. Will Mr. Environmental Agent join for a bus tour with brakes that do not have full effect? It is both necessary and safest to allow buses to idle for a while before going out in traffic.

When a bus is not used during the course of a week, and in addition, freezing temperatures and changing temperatures, so the battery is drained of power. Then it is no use starting the bus and run in either one minute or as the environmental agent will have; 20 seconds, because then the batteries will be further tapped. After the buses have not been used for  long, one must test run to see if the batteries are working, see if the bus starts, maybe shock start the bus, and let it run idle a long time to recharge and fill up air systems. And in addition, the cabin has to be heated up before the bus can can be used, and this is operated by the fact that the engine is idling. If this is not done then there is a great risk the bus does not come to those who stand and freeze by the roadside.

Buses starting up and idling in a joint maintenance and startup is done to resume operations after weekends. There is a big difference between this and to let the bus run idle for half an hour at a bus stop while talking with a colleague or a friend.

A bus with no air pressure can not budge from his place. If the pump and bellows which is helping to fill the system with air are empty, then a safety mechanism locks the use of the bus. A bus with empty of air in the system does not have shock absorbers on the wheels and the bus sag.

Air pressure in a bus system determines whether the bus is useable, and is also essential for security.

Air pressure in a bus system determines whether the bus is useable, and is also essential for technical safety.

In the photo you can see in top of the photo a bus that runs out of air, and below it you will see a bus that has been running idle or is driven and have good air pressure in the system. Note that when the bus circuits are deflated is also shock absorber empty of air and bus hanging on the wheel, no brakes, no opening and closing doors a.s.o.  A bus that have been running idle for a while have good air pressure, good clearance between the wheels and wheel arches, good brakes and operative doors a.s.o.

Also in a bus one must have heat. Cold buses and acidic customers. Is it -10 C (14F) outside when it’s minus degrees inside the bus too. There are cabin heater (Webasto) that one can use in order to preheat the cabin, but it can not raise the temperature enough, it only softens the temperature, the way to say it. And then you have to think about the interior of a bus is much larger than the interior of a normal car, and takes much longer time to warm up. In addition, we have something called the Health, Safety and Environment – HMS. Most people do not think of it, but the bus is a workplace, and those working have the right to a heated work environment not getting sick. The saying that the newer buses are much better at keeping the heat than the old buses when the engine is turned off is a utopia. A bus is no thermos, it has thin walls that do not hold on to the heat very well. If one turns the Webasto on it helps, but at -10 Celsius (or 14 Farenheit), it is a challenge nonetheless. All of you who work in offices or other, I wonder what you would like to have + 5 C (41 F) in their work environment indoors and sit there in a dress and work in that temperature for 2 – 3 hours before the temperature is good enough? Not to mention if it were colder in. Sometimes you have to run the bus idle to not end up with pneumonia or worse.

I do say, people meaning stuff without work experience …
Take a trip into the real life rather than bother people who do what they must to get things to work and attend safety, people who make a socially useful job, namely, bus drivers and workshop staff server buses.

There were a discussion on BA Facebook pages in the same thread, a person said that reading an article in BA about that a bus pollute as much as about 300 cars. That a bus would pollute as much as 300 cars is an exaggeration, modern buses have Euro5 or the last Euro6 engines. They are added AdBlue for cleaning exhaust gas, making it come out as almost water. If you stand behind a bus from 1950 – 1980’s then you know a big difference to stand back a bus with Euro5 or Euro6 motor. The new busses are much better than the old buses that are awful. It would have been much better if they’re driving their lunch to work by car, took the bus along with everyone else driving their lunch to work, then it would dramatically decrease the pollution, and the queues too.

A 13 meter city bus can transport about 80 passengers easy. That is 80 cars gone from the road, and people can sit relaxing in their seat transporting their lunch box by bus instead. There you have environmental positives.

Dear Mr Environmental Agents, take a study and learn what it is all about before you scream out loud to create laws to be able to fine anyone.

Maintain the 20 second route and you will find no buses on the roads to take you to work. They will be parked, out of order. :)

/ Annelie


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Products location in shops vs asthma and allergy

Hvordan produkter blir plassert i en butikk kan ha stor betydning for tilgjengligheten til både produkter og butikken.

En person med astma, allergi og sensitivitet kan bli stengt ute fra en butikk med dårlig produktplassering.

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Improve for Environmental inhibited by Allergy, Asthma and Sensitivity

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Forbedre for miljøhemmede.

Der er noen enkle grep man kan ta for å forbedre for miljøhemmede. Det trenger ikke være hverken kostbart eller kreve store inngrep.

Forbud mot å plassere parfymeri og kosmetikkvarer ved kassene og direkte ved inn-/utgang og lage avstand til andre varer men helst i eget rom der dette er mulig. Det er også viktig å huske på at parfymeprøving og prøving av parfymerte og kjemikaliefylte produkter som hårspray i butikker med tøy og andre varer gjør at parfyme smitter over til klær og andre varer som blir solgt og at dette er til problem for både de som er astmatiske, og de som har kontaktallergi og eksem av parfymer, og de som på annen måte er senstive mot parfyme.

Krav på om parfymeributikker så det ikke er åpen planløsning ut til senterenes ganger der folk skal gå og passere, og krav på bedre utlufting til slike butikker. Man må kunne velge å bli eksponert for dette, eller velge å ikke bli det.

Forbud mot duftmarketing, dvs duft og parfymesetting av innendørs luft i lokaler der offentligheten har adgang, samt arbeidsplasser. Igjen, dette er parfymering av luft som igjen gir plager og sjukdom for de sensitive og dette smitter også over på produkter som selges i f.eks. butikker og luft og interiør i lokaler ellers. Varer man da kjøper i denne butikken (om man klarer å være der så lenge) blir smittet og man får da parfymestoffene med hjem, dette kan gi symtomer i astma, såre øyne, hodepine, kvalme, og for de med kontaktallergi og eksem m.fl. Man må også huske på at folk kjøper gaver, så om en person ikke selv går inn i en butikk med slik duftmarketing så kan noen venn/familie komme å gå i slike butikker og uvitende bringe dette med til den sensitive i form av gaver som gjør den sensitive sjuk. Et forbud koster ingenting for butikksinnehaver /eier / innehaver /eier av lokaler der offentligheten har adgang å følge.

Krav om tilpasset plassering av astma og allergivennige produkter i butikkene slik at sensitive ikke må gå blandt de produkter som gir sjukdomssymptomer. Den mengden med pakker som står stablet i reolene i butikkene avgir gasser av parfymer og kjemi i luften, dette gjør sensitive sjuke av å gå i butikker. Ved å plassere de bedre egnet kan dette unngås. Det koster stort sett null og ingenting.

Forbud mot røyking ved entreer.

Forbud mot røyking på uteserveringer.

Forbud mot bruk av parfymerte produkter om du jobber i en stilling med kundekontakt, eller sammen med andre.

Forbud mot bruk av parfymerte produkter i lokaler der offentligheten har adgang.

Det er ikke nødvendig å bruke parfymerte produkter i lokaler når det idag finnes gode alternativer som er astma og allergivennlige og mange av de faktisk er billigere  eller koster likt de produkter som er parfymerte. Dette inkluderer selvfølgelig såper, luftfreshere, wc blokker osv på toaletter, røykelse og duftlys osv i lokaler, og gjelder ikke kun rengjøring.

Krav til offentligheten om å dempe parfymebruken når man tar offentlig transport og ved visitt til steder der offentligheten har adgang.

Igjen idag finnes gode alternativer til parfymerte egenpleie, hudvård skjønnhetsprodukter og hårprodukter som er parfymefrie, det er ikke nødvendig å forurense luften for sensitive.

Dette mener jeg skal gjelde også transport der offentligheten har adgang slik som taxi, fly, tog, tunnelbane, trikk, båt, ferge, handikapptransport osv. Og det skal gjelde både personal og rengjøring av disse.

Det skal også gjelde skoler og barnehager, sjukehus, legesentre, redningstjeneste osv, også frivillige slike.

Stille krav til produsenter av produkter om å føre en alternativ serie med astma og allergivennlige produkter, og da skal dette gjelde både for produkter rettet mot både privatpersoner og bedrifter. Og alle forhandlere av produkter av denne art skal være pålagt å selge slike produkter.

Kravene om astma og allergitilpassning skal også gjelde rengjøringsfirma som arbeider i lokaler, kontorer der offentligheten har adgang eller kan komme at ha adgang til. Også i folks hjem.

Men helst alle firma og lokaler da renholdere er blandt de som er mest utsatte for å bli sensitive.

Loven om tilpasning og diskriminering sier det ikke må være for kostbart å tilrettelegge. Igjen, det koster ikke noe å følge krav og lover, derfor er dette veien å gå.

Forbud koster ingen lokalinnehaver, butikksinnehaver, kontorinnehaver, bedrift eller organisasjon osv noe å følge. Tilrettelegging er derfor mulig.

Det er viktig å huske på at f.eks. astmatikere reagerer med pustevansker på stoffer i luften på nivåer så små som 0,02 ppm.

Jeg har en ting å si. Sensitive kan reagere med kvalme, hodepine og migrene, svimmelhet, utslett, akutte pustevansker og mange flere symtomer som er svært ubehagelige. Hva om det var du?

In English

Improving for  the Environmental inhibitet.

Environmental inhibited are those sensitive to pollution of the invironement indoors and outdoors.

There are some simple steps you can take to improve for the Environmental inhibitet. It need not be either expensive or require major changes.

Prohibition against placing perfumery and cosmetics merchandise by the cashiers and by the entrence and exits, and create distance from other items but preferably in a separate room where possible. It is also important to remember that perfume testing and testing of perfumed and chemical-filled products like hairspray and other products in shops with clothing and other items make perfume spills over to clothing and other merchandise being sold, and that this is the problem for both those who are asthmatic, sensitive, got other lung diseases, allergies a.s.o. and those who have contact allergies and eczema of perfumes and those who are otherwise senstive to perfume.

Requirement to perfume shops so it is not open-plan out to mall, the hallways where people will go and pass, and demands for better ventilation of such stores. One must be able to choose to be exposed to this, or choose not to be exposed to it.

Prohibition of scent marketing, fragrance and perfume thats setting of indoor air in buildings where the public has access and workplaces. Again, this is perfume adding to air which causes annoyance and disease for the sensitive and this can also be transmitted over the products sold in eg. shops, and air and interior space otherwise. Items you then buy in this shop (if you manage to be there that long) gets infected and you will then get perfume ingredients with you home, this can cause symptoms with allergy, asthma, head aces, neaucea, aso, and for those with allergic contact dermatitis. One must also remember that people buy gifts, so if a person does not even go into a store with such scent marketing, some friends / family get to go to such stores and unknowingly bring these to the sensitive in the form of gifts that make the sensitive ill. A ban is a low cost for owner / proprietor of the premises where the public has access to follow.

Requests for custom placement of asthma and allergy friendly products in shops so sensitive not to be among the products that causes disease symptoms. The amount of packages that are stacked in racks in stores oozing of perfumes and chemicals in the air, making sensitive sick from going to the store. By placing them more suitable such can be avoided. It costs almost zero and nothing.

Ban on smoking at entrances.

Ban on smoking in outdoor restaurants, cafe and other kinds of food selling.

Prohibition against the use of scented products if you work in a position where you have cusomter contact. And eg. at all firms where you work with or together with other people.

Prohibition against the use of scented products in areas where the public has access.

It is not necessary to use perfumed products on the premises when today’s great options that are asthma and allergy friendly and many of those are actually cheaper or the same cost to the products perfumed. This of course includes soaps, airfresheners / air fragrance, toilet blocks etc in toilets, incense and fragrance candlest, and other products scented, and not only cleaning.

Requirements for the public to curb the use perfume when taking public transport and visit to places where the public has access.

Again today there are good alternatives to scented personal care, skin care, beauty products and hair care products that are fragrance-free, there is no need to pollute the air for those around you and for the sensitive.

I mean this should also apply to public transport and other transport where the public has access such as taxi, plane, bus, train, underground, boat, ferry, handicap transport, etc. And it should apply to both personnel and cleaning thereof.

It shall also apply to schools and kindergartens, hospitals, medical centers, rescue etc, also volunteers such.

Require manufacturers of products to complete a series of alternative asthma and allergy friendly products, and when this should apply both to products aimed at both individuals and businesses.

The requirements on asthma and allergy adjustment shall also apply cleaning company working in premises where the public has access or may get access to. (Eg. any premises since people working as cleaners are those who have the highest risk of getting sensitive.)

The law of adaptation and discrimination saying it can not be too expensive to facilitate. Again, it costs nothing to follow requirements and laws, therefore this is the way to go.

Prohibition costs no locality owner, shop owner, office holder, business or organization etc something to follow. Adaption is therefore possible.

It is important to remember that eg. asthmatics react with difficulty breathing in substances in the air at levels as small as 0.02 ppm.

I have one thing to say. Sensitive react with nausea, headaches and migraines, dizziness, rash, acute breathing difficulties and many more symptoms that are very unpleasant. What if it were you?

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“The Spoon Theory” on Asthma

Today I read a blog that made a big impression on me. The Spoon Theory was so cleaver written. It is about a girl who got something called Lupus. This theory of hers is actually applicable to asthma too. One have to change the point a bit but it nicely explains the strains living with asthma.

Everyone has heard about asthma but if you have never experienced it yourself you are not likely to understand what it is like to live with it, and friends need to understand what it is like to be fully able to be considerate enough to brighten your day.

The Spoon Theory on Asthma

What does it feel like? What is it like being sick? Not physically but in other ways in the ordinary life.

You get a bunch of spoons in your hand. Those are your health this day.

“I explained that the difference in being sick and being healthy is having to make choices or to consciously think about things when the rest of the world doesn’t have to. The healthy have the luxury of a life without choices, a gift most people take for granted. Most people start the day with unlimited amount of possibilities, and energy to do whatever they desire, especially young people. For the most part, they do not need to worry about the effects of their actions. So for my explanation, I used spoons to convey this point. I wanted something for her to actually hold, for me to then take away, since most people who get sick feel a “loss” of a life they once knew. If I was in control of taking away the spoons, then she would know what it feels like to have someone or something else, in this case my illness, being in control.”

This is very applicable to asthma. For a person with Lupus you lose energy for every little thing you do. If we translate this to asthma every little thing you get exposed to that make your asthma react will take a way one spoon from your daily health.

“She grabbed the spoons with excitement. She didn’t understand what I was doing, but she is always up for a good time, so I guess she thought I was cracking a joke of some kind like I usually do when talking about touchy topics. Little did she know how serious I would become? I asked her to count her spoons. She asked why, and I explained that when you are healthy you expect to have a never-ending supply of “spoons”. But when you have to now plan your day, you need to know exactly how many “spoons” you are starting with. It doesn’t guarantee that you might not lose some along the way, but at least it helps to know where you are starting.”

One spoon is one part of your health, the possibility to breathe. What takes away the spoons when you have asthma is the allergens and irritants you get exposed to through the day. You start your morning with taking your medicine and you go off to meet the rest of the world. In my case I am an all year asthmatic. What does this mean? Is there any half-year asthmatic? No not really, but some having asthma got seasonal problems like with pollen. I and others have asthma to things that is all year.

Chemicals you meet all year everywhere. They are hard to avoid since you find them on people using them for beauty treatment, smelling nicely, washing and cleaning a.s.o.

If I am lucky I start my day with a hundred spoons, like in 100% ok this day, but very often I wake up with a goose nesting in my lungs and it needs to be cleared out with inhalation medicine and pills. In such days I start with about 70-80 spoons.

I leave for work, or other duties, fun and pleasures, and meet hundreds of allergens and irritants a day. For every allergen and irritant I get exposed to I lose a spoon.  I loose breathing ability. And note that the allergens and irritants are on most people using fragrance, fragrance products, smoking, and also when cleaning and washing clothes and buildings a.s.o. It is everywhere, also in the everyday air cause of fragrance, exhaust, scented candles, air-fresheners, road dust, and much more in addition to all what people wear and use. And at party’s and holiday’s there are even more of it since people tend to bathe in it, to in their minds make themselves more attractive. What they actually do is make themselves unattractive to people like me.

So without taking medicines I lose a spoon every time I get exposed to any of this. And every time I lose a spoon I get breathing problems. If I continue loosing my spoons the breathing continuously get worse throughout the day.

To help the situation I take medicine to get better throughout the day. This can give me a spoon back for a while, but only until I get exposed to allergens and irritants the next time, then it starts over again. If exposure to allergens and irritants get too much to handle then hopefully I can manage it myself by using medicine I have gotten from the pulmonary clinic at the hospital. If not I get a massive asthma attack and need to go to the hospital for help. I always need to save spoons so I do not run out of them, so I can avoid a big asthma attack. However medicine has its limits. It is only allowed to take so much of it before one get side-effects from it, and those side-effects are scary and take away a spoon too. When overusing Ventoline your heart starts ticking really hard and very fast, it is pounding and racing, and you can not take any more of the medicine. Then you start loosing spoons fast.

“I asked her to list off the tasks of her day, including the most simple. As, she rattled off daily chores, or just fun things to do; I explained how each one would cost her a spoon.”

Most people do what ever they want without even have to think of doing or not doing it? Or even am I able to do that?

For a person with asthma one has to avoid what make one sick. This actually mean you have to avoid places and situations known to you to make your asthma break out. This can be going to a public toilet because there are air-fresheners and perfumed soap installed, or pass an entrance since people are smoking in front of the door, a smoker breathing on you, a smoker kissing you, avoid go to a restaurant because of burning incense or scented candles and perfumed people there, avoid taking the bus or train since many people are perfumed, get sick from visiting the doctor’s office because the medical personnel is using fragrance products, having to deny sitting with friends in a car or letting friends sit in your car because of fragrance and smoke, avoid places where perfumed products are used, shops, planes a.s.o.

“I then explained to her that she needed to choose the rest of her day wisely, since when your “spoons” are gone, they are gone. Sometimes you can borrow against tomorrow’s “spoons”, but just think how hard tomorrow will be with less “spoons”. I also needed to explain that a person who is sick always lives with the looming thought that tomorrow may be the day that a cold comes, or an infection, or any number of things that could be … dangerous. So you do not want to run low on “spoons”, because you never know when you truly will need them.”

Yes, you can deny you got asthma and try to go everywhere anyway. Maybe you manage for a while if you medicate very hard, but the truth is that it will cost you. It will make you end up sick, and all the exposure pile up and build up an asthma attack as time goes. Even not eating three meals a day and sleeping well make one lose a spoon.

“We went through the rest of the day, and she slowly learned that skipping lunch would cost her a spoon, as well as standing on a train, …  She was forced to make choices and think about things differently. Hypothetically, she had to choose not to run errands, so that she could eat dinner that night.”

On a bad day I might have to avoid cooking because of fumes, avoid some people since I know that their homes hold chemicals and stuff I get sick from, I might have to avoid meeting people I know smoke or use perfume and scented products, I might have to avoid going places in all and stay home to restore myself. All to be able to end the day with as many spoons as possible.

“She had tears in her eyes and asked quietly “Christine, How do you do it? Do you really do this everyday?” I explained that some days were worse than others; some days I have more spoons than most. But I can never make it go away and I can’t forget about it, I always have to think about it. I handed her a spoon I had been holding in reserve. I said simply, “I have learned to live life with an extra spoon in my pocket, in reserve. You need to always be prepared.””

Yes, just like this it is like having asthma too. Asthma force you to make changes in your life. One need to think before acting, just doing is something that is in the past. To be able to keep all the spoons to stay healthy one have to think through the actions coming. If I do this do I get sick? If I do that will that make me ill? I have to avoid that! a.s.o.

“Its hard, the hardest thing I ever had to learn is to slow down, and not do everything. I fight this to this day. I hate feeling left out, having to choose to stay home, or to not get things done that I want to. … I wanted her to understand, that everything everyone else does comes so easy, but for me it is one hundred little jobs in one. I need to think about the weather, my temperature that day, … before I can attack any one given thing. When other people can simply do things, I have to attack it and make a plan like I am strategizing a war. It is in that lifestyle, the difference between being sick and healthy. It is the beautiful ability to not think and just do. I miss that freedom. I miss never having to count “spoons”.”

If one do not think it through one has to pay for the denial by getting ill with breathing problems and in worst case a big asthma attack with severe breathing troubles.

Take away one spoon from a person with asthma and you give one breathing problem.

Weather, this days condition, allergens, irritants, is the obstacles in the daily life. Most people got the obstacles on them, or got them in their homes, they are at work, they are at the mall, shops, food stores, public transportations, in the city, by the doors, in public toilets, restaurants, cars and places in form of air fresheners and ash trays, outdoors in form of people smoking a.s.o.

Like the girl who wrote The Spoon Theory, I do not look sick. You can not see on the outside that I got a handicap, asthma, so therefore the best thing you can do for me and others in the same situation is to avoid using fragrance products at all and stop smoking. This will help us stay more healthy so we also can live like you do without having to think of what we can do, at least a bit more.

Asthma makes you only do stuff asthma allows you to do, and avoid what you can not.

Medicines for asthma help keeping the symptoms in check, but it will not cure it. This is important to understand. It is no wonder treatment. The true wonder treatment is to not be exposed to allergens and irritants. Give a spoon and enable to keep a spoon.


Source of quotes: The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino.

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How it really feels – by Karen Skålvoll

I have an online friend who got asthma with alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency. At her last blog entry she talks about what it really feels like having asthma with alpa1 and peoples habits and likes. It was so good explained that I asked her to allow me to post it here on my blog, and she was kind enough to allow it. So here my dear reader you can find out how it is to live with asthma with an alpha1 deficiency in additon. From my side: Having a “normal asthma” is just like that just except for the burning sensation and the dying lung. But even a person with an “ordianary asthma” can get damages to the lungs when exposed to stuff they get sick from, the lungs get hardened, and the illnesses symtomes can develop to become 24/7. It is therefore very important to any asthmatic – alpha1 or not – to avoid any what makes the asthmatic ill. Happy reading, and hopefully listening. – Annelie

How it really feels – by Karen Skålvoll

“It is certainly very difficult for those who are healthy to understand that we who are living with a serious lung disease react to fragrances others have chosen to take on. The fact that it burns the lungs, the mucus, painful spasms in the bronchi and is really just child’s play, because us with alpha 1, we get lung damage as well. Sometimes I am willing to pay the price to visit some of the world, but mostly I let it be. I stay home. Putting an injection of medicine to open to breathe is no fun, the heart races away with a pulse that is sky high and it is physically difficult to hold a glass, not talking about holding a pen or write.

When it comes to those with alpha 1 lacking the protein (alpha 1 antitrypsin) it is the alpha1 antitrypsin that protects the lungs, and we do not have that. This means that everything we breathe damages lung tissue much more than those who do not have this gene defect. A bit like in children who have not yet fully developed lung tissue (that you can read about here: children’s health in front of the staff’s vanity, indoor air quality, children and allergies) I have severe uncontrolled asthma on top of my Alpha 1 can be on any given day loss of life in an asthma attack because others have chosen to dress up. Arguments like, “I used just a little” or “only little won’t hurt anyone” or “it’s just soooo little..” or “I can not help it..” provoke sometimes even though I have gotten extremely hard bones in my nose eventually. The vanity of others will go in front of other people’s health, I think is directly frightening. Let everyone breathing fresh air that does not bathe in perfume, it is the best for children, allergy sufferers, those with lung diseases and, not least for most people.

Since I have alpha 1 I also feel on the psychological element in this. My lungs are damaged and get damaged more because of all those who smear themselves and spray themselves with so much, if I get an asthma attack I am simply promoted one step closer to death. It’s a brutal reality that is not spoken about. To smoke or use spray in one form or another close to some of alpha 1 is considered an abuse, because we get lung damage of the sort. The more we tell, the more we talk about this the more knowledge comes out of the public. I hope that future generations will not have to hear all the prattling that those who talk about freedom of perfume are selfish, they can only wear masks, they can stay home, etc. No, the only thing that counts is the information we need to be visible and we must have the courage to talk about the unpleasant consequences of others’ decorating.” – Karen Skålvoll


“He who Rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution Which Rejects progress in is the cemetary.”  – Harold Wilson


Thank you for sharing Karen and for beautifully explaining to us all.

Don’t you know what astma is? Read about asthma and what it is..


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Equality and Asthma – by Annelie Molin

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Likestilling og Tilgjengelighet

Likestilling og tilgjengelighet berører også astma og allergi. Hva er likestilling for deg?

Jeg deltaker i Likestilllings og Diskrimineringsombudets kampanje på Facebook med dette bildet.

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I am a participant in Equality and Discrimination Ombudsman’s campaign on Facebook with this picture.

Photo translation:
“For me equality is…

To be able to do the same as others on the same terms and possibilities.

Specifically for me it would be a wonder-world to be able to go wherever I want, meeting, dealing with and talk with whomever I want without being exposed to tobacco and perfume that I am asthmatic to. Dropping lung congestion, to let go detours, avoiding places, avoid talking to others due to it. And an end to the open testing perfume in a store (it should happen in a closed in space.) The use of scented products, fragrance block, air fresh, and strong cleaners that clog the lungs in the room where the public has access. This is a social barrier, a barrier that prevents me from going places where it is and talk to people who use it. I have to avoid the fact that I’m being dense in the lungs. Everyone must have fresh air and healthy lungs to feel good. It’s on my wish list.”


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The Invisible Threat of ‘Thirdhand Smoke’

Third hand smoke

Third hand smoke, what is that? Third hand smoke is when a smoker have been smoking and then enters a space where a non-smoker is subjected to the fumes of the smokers breath, hair, skin and clothes. The chemicals and fumes fromt he smoking clings to the smoker, their breath and person, and if smoking indoors even to furnitures a.s, walls, roof and floors.

Third hand smoking can trigger an asthma attack. I myself have experienced it many times, and it is no joke talking to a smoker and your lungs like to strangle you.

In you can read about this:
“The recently recognized dangers of “thirdhand smoke, the gases and particles that cling to clothing, hair, furniture, walls and other surfaces long after a cigarette is stubbed out. Dr. Richard Graffis, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Indiana University Health, describes it as “the smoke you don’t see, but that your nose tells you is there.”


If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams


Do report!

Are you one among us who get sick from inhaling perfume, aftershave, cologne, fragrances (fragrances is actually perfume), or you get allergies from getting in contact with fragranced products?

The fragrance mania in the world today gets even worse by the minute, one get exposed to fragrances on people, in products, in cleaning, in airfreshening, designer fragrances spread by machines in shops, offices, hotels, toilets and other buildings and rooms. And the fragrance spread in the air we all have to breathe.

–  We all must breathe to live – what if the air you breathe makes you sick?

Do not just accept the fact it is there! Go report that you got sick, where you got sick and from what. You are there and they need to hear it! And also, you are not alone!

Contact your governemental health department and your consumer centre, and tell them what is going on and make them register it along with your note from the doctors! It is the only way to make them see that fragrance, aka. perfume and scented products, is a problem in many peoples daily life. Too many sit in silence and do not speak out.

Speak out and tell them the truth!

Fragrance, ac perfume or scent is the new second hand smoke! It is spread to everyone around the wearer or source, and it is forced on everyone around to inhale.

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Restrictions on perfume use – LHL Yes Please! –

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Vil begrense godlukta

( 23 Oktober 2011) “LHL mener det bør innføres restriksjoner på bruk av parfymerte produkter. Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke (LHL) tar nå til orde for å begrense  bruken av parfymerte produkter i barnehage, skole og helseinstitusjoner. Bakgrunnen for tiltaker er at vel 1,4 millioner nordmenn sliter med ulike  former for allergi eller overfølsomhet for ulike stoffer. Mange av disse  reagerer på parfymeprodukter.” Kilde:

LHL skriver på sitt nettsted:


Landsmøte 2011: Forebygging av parfymeskader

Landsmøtet i LHL vedtok 23.10.11 følgende uttalelse:

Det er mange som reagerer svært negativt helsemessig på å bli eksponert for parfymerte produkter. Slik eksponering kan være sykdomsutløsende. Det betyr at de som er berørt, prøver å unngå situasjoner og arenaer med stor risiko for eksponering. LHL er inneforstått med at det ikke er aktuelt med noe generelt forbud mot parfymerte produkter. LHL mener likevel at det finnes mulige tiltak som kan være til hjelp for de det gjelder.

LHL mener det må settes av penger til forebyggende opplysningsvirksomhet, slik at flere vil ta hensyn til at parfymerte produkter kan påføre andre helseskader.

LHL mener at det må innføres restriksjoner mot bruk av parfymerte produkter i barnehage, skole og helseinstitusjoner.

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

Sitat slutt.

( 23 Oktober 2011)  “LHL mener det må settes av penger til forebyggende  opplysningsvirksomhet, slik at flere vil ta hensyn til at parfymerte  produkter kan påføre andre helseskade. Organisasjonen påpeker videre at  kravet til universell utforming i diskriminerings- og tilgjenglighetsloven §  9 også omfatter tiltak for å forebygge eksponering av ulike irritanter,  herunder parfymerte produkter.

Av ca. 2500 kjente duftstoffer, er ca 100 kjent som allergifremkallende hos mennesker.

LHL beskriver tradisjonell parfyme som “verstingen”, men også  rengjøringsmidler, skyllemidler, såpe, stearinlys og leker inneholder  parfymestoffer. Parfyme finnes også i enkelte naturkosmetiske produkter.

– Mange med parfymeallergi unngår å bruke offentlig transportmidler og må  holde seg unna sosiale arenaer der risikoen for å bli eksponert for parfyme  er stor. Det er eksempler på barn som ikke kan møte på skolen fordi  medelever og lærere bruker produkter de ikke tåler, sier generalsekretær  Frode Jahren i LHL.

Symptomer på parfymeallergi kan være tetthetsfornemmelse, hoste, piping i  brystet, tett nese, nysing, kløe i øynene, økt slimproduksjon, kløe på hud,  trøtthet og uopplagthet, kvalme og svimmelhet.” Kilde:


Jeg kan signere på alt som tetthetsfornemmelse (dvs vanskelig å puste), hoste, piping i brystet, tett nese, økt slimproduktsjon, trøtthet og uopplagthet.  Og jeg kan også signere på at når passasjerene bruker parfyme da er det ille for meg. Ja, takk til begrenset parfymebruk!!!

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Want to restrict perfume use

( October 23, 2011) “LHL believes it should be introduced restrictions on the use of scented products. The Norwegian Heart and Lung Association (LHL) is now called for limiting the use of scented products in kindergartens, schools and health institutions. The reason for this is that some 1.4 million people in Norway suffer from various forms of allergy or hypersensitivity to various substances. Many of these react to perfume products.

LHL believes, therefore, it must set aside money for prevention bureaus, so that more people will take into account that scented products can inflict injury. The organization also points out that the requirement for universal design in the Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act, § 9 also includes measures to prevent exposure to various irritants, including perfumed products.

Of the approx. 2500 known fragrances are about 100 known as allergens in humans.

LHL describes traditional perfume as “bad guys”, but also detergents, rinse aids, soap, candles and toys containing fragrances. Perfume is also found in some organic and natural cosmetic products.

– Many people with perfume allergies avoid using public transport and must stay away from social arenas where the risk of being exposed to perfume is great. There are examples of children who can not attend school because other pupils and teachers use products they can not tolerate, says Secretary-General Frode Jahren in LHL.

Symptoms of perfume allergy can be tightness sensation, coughing, wheezing, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, increased mucus production, itching of the skin, fatigue and distressed, nausea and dizziness.”



I can sign on at all that: tightness sensation (ie, hard to breathe), coughing, wheezing, nasal congestion, increased mucus production, tired and distressed. And yes, as a bus driver I can also sign under that when passengers use perfume it is a bad thing for me. Yes, Thank you to the restrictions on use of perfume!!!

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When other people make you sick – By Annelie Molin

I blog here to inform. I hope you my reader have use of the information I give. Not too many know what asthma REALLY  is, and what those allergic,  asthmatic and sensitive people can get sick from. My hope is that if you do not know as much about asthma, that after reading my blog you are a bit better informed and care about what you use in the future.

When other people make you sick

That is a way of saying that most people take for a person who behave in a way that make the other person say “you make me sick”, the term of disgust, but this is not about that. This is about when other people makes people physically sick. Now how is that possible?

Very many persons in the world are allergic, asthmatic and sensitive against different things that others are using. To make another person sick you do not have to physically touch the person. And it is not about the mentally making someone ill either.

Lets just take a look at the daily life of just anyone.

It is socially accepted and normal amongst very many to use for example tobacco and perfume daily. They actually feel it is their human right to do so, and no one is allowed to tell them otherwise. Very many use perfume to indulge themselves, and to make them look nice to others, or even attract others. But for some people this use is a hazard to their health and possibly to their very life. And what happens when those people meet in the same room and must co-exist?

Perfume got the effect on an allergic, asthmatic and sensitive person that is repellent and off-putting. It does not have the effect that the user want. I can take an example here.

Yesterday I met a lady in the grocery shop who often travels with my bus. She is very nice and I was glad to see her. It was also an unexpected meeting since she does not live in the area. She started talking and we had a nice conversation. But in the instant I came 2,5 meters from her I could feel the stank of her perfume in far, and it was so VERY STRONG. Even if I stood 2,5 meters away it was like putting my nose right in her bottle. There were a cloud of perfume around her that reached 3 meters away. I came 1,5 meter away from her that is the normal distance to keep when socializing here, and I got ill. I felt my lungs tighten and felt it was coming that I would soon be unable to breathe. Since I got asthma I can not be around and too near people having perfume on them. I get so really sick from perfume. And I am not alone in the world to have this problem. Even if she is a nice lady to chat with, I really wanted to leave because I got ill from her use.

Another time I was exposed to perfume was in May 2011 and the evening came and I got a phone call. A friend asked if I would like to go to the restaurant? I got very glad and said Yes! I’ll pick you up in half an hour. : ) I parked outside and waited for him. When he entered the car I smiled at him and said hello, and in the same second I had an asthma attack. He forgot I have asthma and had sprayed aftershave all over him. The aftershave was so strong, the fragrance filled the whole car. I had to open all the windows same time as I was coughing badly trying to get air, and take my medicine. Did not help. The perfume stank spread in all of my car. It was cold outside and we drove with the windows open. My friend froze but I could not close the windows, because if I did I would get even more, really, really sick. I can not sit in a car with all that perfume, and it was a 15 minutes drive to the restaurant. I had to have the windows open. Only other option would have been to let him out of the car and let him walk home. At the restaurant I was sick all evening. He stank all a cross the table. I tried to medicate, it helped a bit but it never really ended. It was even possible to hear it on my talking. My breathing made my voice sound strange and raspy. After a while I needed to visit the ladies room. Took my Symbicort Turbuhaler medicine and needed to rinse my mouth. I got in to the ladies room and a wall of perfume in form of washing agents and air-freshener met me. I just took medicine and needed to rinse my mouth, and now I again got breathing problems because of the air-freshener. From the ashes in to the fire. Rinsed my mouth and then quick out again. Still sick.

It happens that I enter a store to go shopping. Such happened for example this summer. I needed new batteries for my hearing aid and entered the local farmacy to buy some, but they were sold out and I had to go to the Clock and Juwelery store to buy it. I entered the store and the lady in the store stank of perfume and I got sick. I bought my batteries, that costed about 40 NOK more than at the farmacy (robbery if you ask me) and on top of it I got sick from the staff’s perfume use. I will never enter that store again. I can not have getting sick from going shopping. There they lost a costumer. I would rather drive far to a shop that is scent free, than go shopping there.

And then you got the smoking that is a hot topic for many. Very many smokers feel they are herrassed by the anti-smokers, and then again there are us who get sick from the smoke.

An example of this is:
We stroll around. It is a sunny day and my friend suggest a coffee or a beer in the sun. Ok, I say, and think to myself that this is nice. At the same time I get worried over smokers. I look around to see if there is any clear table, a table without smokers sitting around it. Ah! There is one! We sit and order our drinks, and talks. Half way through the beer and the coffee the person(s) at the table next to me lights a cigarette. Wind drives the smoke in my direction. I feel the asthma strike my health again, just as many other times. We sit outside, the smoker is allowed to smoke there, still I get sick. It gets bad, and I have to leave.

A stroll on the docks along the canal. Some smokers walk in front of me. I have to sick- sack to avoid their fumes, still it hits my lungs. I get sick again and get breathing problems. Silently I suggest to my friend to take another road in hope of there are no smokers. We go there. It is ok for a while, so comes that smoke again. I go around it to avoid it. Worst is when they go on all sides of me. Where to escape then?

We want to enter the mall, or pass the doors to the waiting hall at the buss/train station or airport. They are either going in the mall or they are taking a bus, train, or flight. It is not allowed to smoke inside the mall and waiting hall so people stand in front of the entrance for the “last smoke”, smoking them up. The smoke is thick in front of the doors. I get scared and worried thinking I must pass that. If I want or need to get in there I have to pass it. I go through it and it takes a second or two for the smoke to hit my lungs, and then it takes a few seconds again before I feel my lungs protest and tighten, and I get trouble breathing. Sometimes i try to hold my breath to avoid the smoke because if I do not I will get sick. If there are to many standing there in front of the door I maybe can not hold my breath long enough. Then I get sick again.

Now of course this is only a few examples of what happends. I have experienced many more, and lots of people could tell you other times they got ill from others use.

You can read more and also personal true stories here:

If you want to know how many people have asthma, you need to prepare yourself for the answer! It is such a large number that you would be surprised! It has been estimated that more than twenty million people in America suffers from asthma, and Norway in the year 2011 have a total of about 4.920.400 inhabitants, out of those are approximately 1.230.100 persons with allergies, asthma and other sensitivities, and about 639.600 of those got asthma. That is roughly 7 % of the population of the US and 13 % of the Norwegian population. A report (WHO 2006) also showed that as many as 300 million people worldwide suffers from this condition. It has been estimated that by the year 2025, there will be at least one 400 million people who suffers from asthma.

I addition to those 80 million people with diagnosed moderate to severe COPD, and millions of others with mild COPD, allergic rhinitis, and other chronic respiratory diseases, which are often undiagnosed. And chronic respiratory diseases caused over 4 million deaths in 2005, including over 3 million deaths from COPD and 255,000 deaths from asthma.

Remember that you can make many people sick, but also remember that you have the power to prevent that. If you stop using fragranced products and quit smoking you help many thousands of people who get sick from the use.

Thank you


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Sources and read more: World Health Organization (WHO), and professor Kjell Aas

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Scent in small dozes

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Astma og hyperreaktivitet i luftveiene

Personer med astma eller nesesymptomer grunnet hyperreaktivitet i luftveiene, kan bli syk selv om gasskonsentrasjonen er ganske lav. Det gjelder imidlertid like mye for lukten som folk flest oppfatter som god (parfyme, blomsterduft, lukten av røkelse, etc.).

For personer med astma og hyperreaktivitet i luftveiene, er det vist at avgassing fra parfyme og dufter gir reaksjoner i egenskap av irritanter i en kjemisk måte, der er astma en utløst reaksjon. Følsomheten og lavterskel for dette er ikke godt undersøkt.

Reaksjoner av ozon illustrerer noen av dette. Lukten av ozon (også som lukter av solvarme på et høyt fjell) synes å ha en terskel rundt 0.01 til 0,001 ppm. Kjemisk irritanteffekt for astma er oppnådd med en times eksponering til 0,2 ppm. Det var også objektive tegn på betennelse i luftveiene (rapport av Newson og andre i 2000). Ozon binder lett til partikler (NB! svevestøv) og kan gjøre en slik støv mer reaktiv og irriterende.

Så konklusjonen er (og dette sier jeg ut av erfaring av astma og støttet av vitenskapen). At hvis en person har en liten duft på dem, eller et rom er vasket med parfymerte / dufttilsatte vaskemidler, en airfreshener, duftlys, røykelse o.l., og personen / steder avgir duft / parfyme kan dette gjøre en person med astma sjuk. Reaksjonen kan komme momentant eller som en seinreaksjon og bygge seg opp over tid avhengig av mengden av partikler den astmatiske bli syk fra og hvor sensitive personen er. Det hele avhenger av sykdom og hva slags allergen, irriterende eller partikkel og mengde av ting den sensitive er utsatt for.

Det kan være interessant for deg å vite neste gang noen stående ved siden av deg begynner å hoste, nese og øyne renner og blir syk. Det må ikke være en snue eller influensa de har, men det kanskje er allergi og astma fra duften du har på deg som gjør dem syke. Alt dette går også for tobakksduft.

Parfymefri og duftfri gjør ingen syke.


In English

Asthma and hyperreactivity

People with asthma or nasal symptoms due to the hyperresponsiveness of the airways, may get sick even if the gas concentration is quite low. That goes however as much for the smell that most people perceive as good (perfume, flower perfume, smell of incense, etc.).

For people with asthma and hyperreactivity of the airways, it is shown that gas release reactions in the capacity of irritants at a chemical way, asthma is a triggered reaction. The sensitivity (low threshold) for this is not a well researched.

Reactions of ozone illustrates some of this. Smell of ozone (also such as smell of sun warmth on a high moutain) seems to have a threshold around 0.01 to 0.001 ppm. Chemical irritanteffekt of asthma is achieved with a one-hour exposure to 0.2 ppm. There were also objective signs of inflammation in the airways (report by Newson and others in 2000). Ozone binds readily to particles (Note! particulate matter) and can make such a dust more reactive and irritating.

So the conclusion is (and this I say out of experience with asthma and supported by the science). That if a person have a little scent on them, or a room is washed with fragranced washing agents, a airfreshener is used that contains something that an asthmatic person get ill from, and the person(s)/site/fragrance are around them for from a little while to several hours the reaction in asthma comes from one second to an hour or more later depending on the amount of particles the asthmatic get sick from.

A person who got asthma can get the reaction at once, but it is also possible that a person with asthma get a delayed reaction to the allergen/irritant, it come creeping and then hits with a full blow. It all depends on the illness and the kind of allergen, irritant or particle and amount of the stuff the asthmatic is exposed to.

That may be interesting for you to know the next time someone standing beside you start to cough, snivle and get sick. It might not be a cold or influensa they got, but it maybe is  allergy and asthma from the scent you wear that make them sick. All this goes for tobacco scent too.

Fragrance free and scent free make no one sick.

Source: (Norwegian Indoor Clima site)

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1,230,100 people

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1.230.100 personer

I begynnelsen av 2011 hadde Norge ca 4.920.400 innbyggere.

25% av disse har sensitiviteter som astma, allergi, lungesjukdom og andre sensitiviteter. 25% av 4.920.400 = 1.230.100 personer med astma, allergi og / eller andre overfølsomheter

I USA og andre land, er forbudet mot parfyme, forbud av bruk av parfymerte produkter, røyking også utendørs på offentlige steder som gangveier, fortau, torg, strender, parker områder rundt matutsalg og utendørs kafé, forbud mot dufter, røykelse , duft lys, etc., på offentlige steder og arbeidsplasser er allerede et faktum. Det er på tide at Norges innbyggere som har følsomhet også får tilgang til frisk luft uten allergener og irritanter som kan forebygges. Pollen kan vi ikke gjøre noe med da det kommer hvert år, og er ute av vår kontroll, men vi kan hindre folk å bli syk av parfyme og røyk. Det er ikke parfyme eller duftende produkter som gjør at du rengjør, men duften gjør flere hundre tusen mennesker syke hver dag. Det er mulig å friske deg selv duft fritt

Verden er full av alternative ikke-parfymerte produkter i dag av hva folk ikke blir syke av. Det er ingen unnskyldning lenger.

1.230.100 mennesker er i risikosonen for å  bli sjuke av bruk av parfyme og røyk bare i Norge. Du kan også legge til resten av verden, hvor mange du får da?

In English

1.230.100 persons

At the beginning of 2011 Norway had about 4,920,400 inhabitants.

25% of those have sensitivites like asthma, allergy, lung diseases and other sensitivites. 25% out of 4,920,400 = 1,230,100 people with asthma, allergies and/or other sensitivities.

In the U.S., and other countries, the ban on perfume, the ban of use of scented products, smoking even outdoors in public places like boardwalks, sidewalks, squares, beaches, parks areas around food stands and outdoor cafe’s, ban against fragrances, inscense, fragranced candles, etc., in public places and workplaces are already a fact. It is time that Norway’s inhabitants who have sensitivity also have access to fresh air without the allergens and irritants that are preventable. Pollen we can do nothing about, it come every year and is out of our control, but we can prevent people getting sick from perfume and smoke. It’s not the perfume or fragranced products that make you clean, but the fragrance makes several hundred thousand people sick every day. It is possible to freshen  your self scent free.

World is full of alternative non-fragranced products today of wich people do not get sick from. There are no excuse any more.

1,230,100 people the danger zone of getting sick from use of fragrance and smoke only in Norway. You may also add the rest of the world, how many do you get then?