Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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Fungerer det alltid på ren vilje? – Does pure will always work?

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Fungerer det alltid på ren vilje?

Det er ofte man hører om mennesker med handikap som klarer de mest fantastiske ting  på ren viljestyrke, de gir ikke opp, og gjennomfører. Det er inspirerende og viser på både mot og vilje å mestre. Et eksempel på disse er Jessica Cox. Hun har ingen armer og har lært seg å fly.

 

Mennesker som har handikap og står fram med alt de kan er en inspirasjonskilde både for handikappede og fult fungerende mennesker, de har gjort seg fortjent av det. Men baksiden av myntet er at de som ikke kan gjøre slike ting blir litt sett ned på eller syns synd på. Ja, ikke av alle og ikke alltid, men hvis du ikke viser den holdningen da blir du gjerne sett på som negative. Men er man det?

Ta astma for eksempel. Mange sliter med forurensning i luften av parfymer i forskjellige varianter enten det er ren parfyme eller tilsatt i andre produkter, essensielle oljer,  doftljus, røykelse, så kalte luftoppfriskere enten det er duftgraner, duftblokker eller maskiner som pumper ut duft på timer osv, tobakk, parfymerte rengjøringsmidler, vaskemilder , tøymyknere og oppvaskmilder mv. I et samfunn der det å gjøre ting på ren vilje og nå success blir sett på som heltedåd bildes det også et klima der om du sier det ikke går da blir du litt sett ned på, eller sett på som negative.

Astma er erkjent som et handikap av både WHO, EFA, og LDO, da det er en fysisk sjukdom som lager hindringer i hverdagen. Mange som har handikap kan overvinne sine handikap på ren vilje, men går det med astma? Mange som sier at om du bare tar medisin da kan du leve som alle andre og ikke ha noen bekymringer, enten lyver de eller så forteller de ikke hele sannheten for deg. Det kommer nemlig litt an på hva du blir sjuk av og hvor alvorlig din astma er.

Jeg beundrer veldig damer som Jessica Cox og alle andre med henne som klarer å overvinne sine handikap og gjøre ting uansett akkurat som alle andre. Samtidlig blir jeg litt trist og bevisst på mine egne handikap som jeg ikke kan rå for og ikke kan rå på.

En person som har astma (eller annen sensitivitet som reagerer på de samme betingelsene) som går inn i et rom der det blir brukt fragrance marketing, s.k. luftoppfrisker, parfyme på mennesker og klær, hårspray, duftlys, røykelse, sterke rengjøringsmidler og parfymerte rengjøringsmidler, parfymerte vaskemidler og oppvaskmidler mv kan den gå inn i og oppholde seg i et rom der alt dette er på ren vilje? Nei, det går ikke, ikke engang med medisiner, i hvert fall ikke de av denne gruppen som har sensitivitet mot disse stoffene i luften. Ja noen har mer sensitivitet enn andre, andre har noe mindre, men felles er at det går ikke å oppholde seg i et rom der det er uren luft. Å oppholde seg i dette miljøet på ren vilje slik som andre handikappede kan overvinne sine handikap er ikke mulig for mange med astma, allergi eller annen sensitivitet, det spiller ingen rolle hvor mye man vil, det går ikke.

Det handler ikke om vilje, jeg kan stå utenfor og ville være med, det handler ikke om positivitet eller negativitet, jeg kan ville gå inn og visst kan jeg gå inn fordi beinene fungerer og det er fult mulig å gå inn, men om jeg gjør det da blir jeg så sjuk av luftforurensningen i rommet at jeg må gå ut med en gang og jeg er sjuk i flere timer etterpå, ja kanskje flere dager. Det straffer seg og jeg må medisinere med astmamedisin mye og lenge, og ofte så mye at jeg må overdosere og får bivirkninger av det.  Det har ikke med vilje eller negativitet å gjøre, det har heller ikke med medisin å gjøre fordi jeg har all medisin mot min astma jeg kan ha, det er bare ikke nok. Jeg sakner litt det der at det er nok å ha viljen, at det er nok å ville og bare gjøre, fordi vilje har jeg masse av men det er ikke noe hjelp i det, lungene bryr seg ikke det minste i viljen min, lungene de gjør som de vil uavhengig av hva jeg måtte ønske eller ville være med på. Medisinen er bare nok til for å holde meg frisk så lenge som jeg kan unngå alle de stoffene i luften som gjør meg sjuk.

Derfor er det viktig at du er med å hjelper slik at luften er ren og fri fra disse stoffene, fordi da kan jeg og alle andre med samme handikap være med overalt!

Jeg og du har kun behov for ren luft.

ps Dette gjelder nok alle andre allergier også, jeg antar det etter hva andre allergikere har fortalt meg, slik at møt ikke de som er allergiske med “- Ta medisin!” eller “- Det gjør jeg som jeg vil!” fordi da er du med på å gjøre mennesker vondt. Og slik oppførsel blir sett  på som veldig negative på av de som er allergiske.

~Ærlighet er ikke negativitet ~

In English

Is it always enough with sheer determination?

It is often one hears about people with disabilities who manages the most amazing things on sheer willpower, they do not give up, and conducts. It is inspiring and shows both courage and determination to master. An example of these is Jessica Cox. She has no arms and learned how to fly a airplane.

 

People who have disabilities and show all they can is a source of inspiration for both the disabled and fully functioning human beings, and they truly deserve it. But the backside of the coin is that those who can not do such things are in a way a little looked down upon or felt sorry for. Yes not all and not always, but if you do not show the attitude when you are usually seen as negative. But is this true?

Take for example asthma. Many struggle with pollution in the air from perfume, scented candles and ordinary candles, incense, fragrance and strong smelling hairspray, body spray, fragrance deodorants, so called air-freshener whether it is scent blocks, manual or equipment that pumps out scent on timers etc., tobacco, fragrance detergents, fabric softeners, cleaning agents, etc. In a society where doing things on sheer will, overcoming issues and success doing so is seen as heroic, makes also a climate where if you say it does not go then you become somewhat looked down upon or seen as negative.

Asthma is recognized as a handicap by the WHO, EFA, and LDO, when it is a physical illness that creates obstacles and hinders in everyday life. Many people who have disabilities can overcome their handicap on sheer will, but does this go with asthma?

I very much admire ladies like Jessica Cox and everyone else with her who manage to overcome their handicap and do things anyway, just like everyone else does. At the same time I get a little sad and conscious of my own handicap as I can not be blamed for it and that I can not rule over it.

A person who has asthma (or other sensitivities that responds to the same conditions) that go into a room where it is used fragrance marketing, s.c. air-freshener, perfume on people and clothing, fragrance hair sprays, body sprays, fragrance deodorants, scented candles, incense, strong detergents and perfumed cleaners, etc. may enter and reside in a room where all this is the sheer determination? No, it is not possible, not even with medication, at least not those of this group who have sensitivity to these substances in the air. Some are not even helped by medicine. Yes some have more sensitivity than others, others have  less, but common is that one can not get in a room where it is impure air. To remain in this environment of pure will like other disabled people can overcome their handicap is not possible for many people with asthma and allergies, it does not matter how much you want to, it doesn’t work.

It’s not about will, I can stand outside and would like be with, it’s not about positivity or negativity, I could go and certainly I can go because my legs works and it is entirely possible to get in, but if I do then I become so sick of air pollution in the room that I have to get out right away. It has nothing to do with negativity, nor have it anything to do with medicine to take because I have all the medicine for my asthma I need, it’s just not enough. I shows that it actually is not enough to have the will, that it is not enough to want to and just do, because I want to a lot but there is no help in it, the lungs do not care the least what I want, the lungs they do what they want regardless of what I want or would like to  participate. The medicine only helps to keep me healthy as long as I avoid the substances that is not air.

Therefore, it is important that you help so that the air is clean and free from these substances, because then I and all others with the same disability can be everywhere!

I and You only need clean air.

ps This is probably true for all other allergies as well, I guess that after what other allergy sufferers have told me, so do not meet those who are allergic with “- Take your medicine!” or “- I do as I like!” because then you are to make people hurt. And such behavior is seen as very negative by those who are allergic.

~Honesty is not negativity ~


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Help someone with asthma

What to do?

You can actually make a huge difference for everyone having asthma so they become more healthy and get a better life. Yes You!

What is asthma?

How to recognize asthma?

I know this person

If you know the person, ask what the person can not tolerate, allergies and other stuff they get sick from. When a person have asthma even things they are not allergic to can make their airways kick back and make trouble in form of an asthma attack. When you know what the person get sick from keep this away from the person at all times. If it is something you use yourself. STOP! even if you think in your own mind that it must be a silly thing.

I do not know this person

Around you there are many people who have asthma. One count that about 20-25 % of the population in a country have asthma. Worldwide (numbers from 2011) 300 million people have asthma, in Europe (counting from 2014) approximately 30 million people have asthma, and it is estimated that around 2036 about 400 million people will have asthma worldwide (information from World Health Organization WHO, Ginasthma.com, and EFA). In Norway for example there is in 2015 about 5 million people. 20 % out of 5 million people (counting low) is 1 million people who have asthma (5.000.000 x 0,20 = 1.000.000). How many live in your country? Count how many ( x million people times 0,xx equals?) So you see out of the hundred of people you see around you about 20 of those have asthma. And that is if we count low with 20 %. That is 20 people! So what can you do for all of those?

The nature of asthma is like this:

A person can be allergic to different things that causes asthma attacks, and in addition there are substances that causes irritation to the airways in the lungs causing asthma attacks even if the person is not allergic to them. Asthma comes in 4 different levels from mild to severe. Asthma can be deadly. To live you must be able to breathe, and the nature of asthma is trouble breathing. Think about this when you travel in the room where the public have access, and also in your home if your friends or family have asthma.

Common triggers for asthma:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Vaping – some but not all react to vaping
  • Fragrance (both male and female scents) – both from the bottle and added to other products.
  • Incense
  • Scented candles and candles
  • Air fragrance, also known as signature scent
  • Airfreshener – what you use to hide bad odor or to fragrance the room
  • Animals – most common is fur and birds. But remember that it is not only the fur and the feathers that is source for the allergy, saliva and skin dandruff too.
  • Food – most commonly known is nuts and peanuts and that is both the whole nut or added to food and oils. Nut allergy can be fatal both taken in and airborne. But even milk, egg, fish and other foods can give such reaction both by eating it and airborne.
  • Exhaust from vehicles, both diesel and gasoline, and maybe others. Gas – actually most people have it bad from gas, but people with asthma have it even worse since they do not tolerate even smaller amounts.
  • Gassing from stuff – it can be gas from filling petrol, diesel, oil, alcohols, solvents, new plastic, cleaning products, ammonia, among many other things.
  • Dust of various kinds, not only house dust.
  • Pollen
  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Evaporates

So how can you make the world better for a person having asthma to avoid the person get an asthma attack? It is actually rather easy.

  • Do not smoke or vape around other people. Smoke outside away from entrances and ask before you light a cigarette or e-cigarette.
  • Cut out the fragrance and fragranced products, only use fragrance free. The emissions, pollution, from fragrance and fragrance products cause asthma attacks. If you use fragrance and someone tells you to stay clear it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.  Take the hint and go fragrance free.
  • Do not use incense, it pollutes the air. A sensitive person gets asthma attacks from it (even outdoors). If a person tells you not to use it, it is not to be rude, it is not to be against your religion, it is to stay healthy.
  • Do not use candles and scented candles since they emit a lot of invisible chemicals to the air that triggers an asthma attack. And the smoke from putting them out is just as bad.
  • Airfresheners, products giving away scent and signature scent for marketing is a big no! no! it goes under the same as Fragrance.
  • Turn the engine off as soon as you have stopped the car.
  • Think of fire smoke and other kinds of smoke, gas and off-gassing as pollution and keep such away from others. Ask before you do something that can emit to the air.
  • Avoid if possible to bring animals where there are a lot of people. A rather big percent of the 20 % of the population is allergic. That also goes for your clothes if  you have been around animals. Change your clothes to allergen free clothes and wash yourself.
  • Flowers are lovely, unfortunately many is allergic, so if possible try to keep the flowers packed in during transport home. And if you are going to give someone flowers, ask if they are allergic to it before buying it. Maybe something else is a better gift?
  • Dust and dirty – Keep the place clean from dust, but use as less chemicals as possible to get as clean air as possible. Cleaning and washing agents goes under the same as fragrance products, it causes asthma attacks. Go fragrance free here!
  • Pollen, yes it is a natural thing and not your fault. What you can do is to think of all that is allergic to it, do not brush or dust it off indoors, and if someone tells you to hand your coat outside it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.
  • Food – Avoid eating where other people travel the society. Of cource you can eat in a restaurant or a cafe’, but avoid eating other places. Rather many get sick from airborne food emits, and when you eat you might get it on handles, seating, doors and so on, and the next one get it on their hands and then in their mouth for example (grown and children).

Remember that things that emits and evaporates to the air can be for sensitive people as pollution regardless of the smell. It is not the smell that hurts it is what is in the smell. We are constructed to breathe air, nothing else. If someone tells you – No!, it is not to be rude, it is to stay healthy. Avoid to have things that evaporate and emits to the air where the public is. Make the air as fresh as possible without additives, additives that is for all of us sensitive nothing more than pollution. Maybe it is a new way of thinking for you, but regardless what you think of it, it is all sensitive persons reality. If you adopt the way of thinking you can make the air cleaner and fresher for us all to breathe. In that way you can help us stay healthy. In polluted air we get sick, in fresh air we are healty. It is that simple. Have a nice day. / Annelie


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Science say use less smoke and fragrance

Dagens Medisin on indoor clima

In a article by Dagens Medisin (Medincine Today)  scientist talk about indoor clima.

“Researchers recommend minimal use of perfumes, candles, wood heating and heating of the car to improve the indoor air.”

“Researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) has looked into the indoor environment specifically in the Arctic. This has not been done previously. Now it is just a pilot study published. Indoor air quality in both private homes and workplaces were tested for volatile organic compounds.

– The climatic conditions in the north imposes people a different lifestyle than other places that may lead to increased pollution indoors. In many places, the house can be wrapped in snow six months a year. Pollution caused by the use of wood-burning stove, for example, higher where winter lasts from October through May, compared with places that have winter for three months, says researcher Athanasios Katsogiannis the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and first author of the study.

People spend over 90 percent of their time in a “protected” indoor environment (Bruinen DeBruine, 2008) when cold clima. In addition, it is well known that concentrations of chemical contamination is higher indoors compared with outdoor.

– Indoor air is not currently regulated. Before politicians can set limits, they must get information from as many places as possible about how the condition is, said Katsogiannis.

The study collected air samples from various rooms in private homes and various rooms at workplaces in Tromsø in October and November of 2013. In some cases we found that the concentration of particulate matter was higher than the proposed maximum limits. We saw that using the wood stove and candles, leading to increased exposure to certain types of particles. We assume that dust and particles from the use of black sand on the snow and the use of studded tires on asphalt, also influence indoor climate. This may have various adverse effects on human health, such as asthma.

Will investigate more

Katsogiannis believe this study can be used as a starting point for further studies.

– You should now look at several chemicals found in indoor air in households. Chemical monitoring studies should be done together with epidemiological and toxicological studies where we examine the state of health, disease prevalence, and find out how chemicals affect. It’s the only way we can understand how air quality affects health and a method that can quantify this, says Katsogiannis. He points out that eachand everyone is responsible for its indoor environment. It is therefore our responsibility to protect it. The smoking ban was an excellent start. People should also use less spray, perfume, candles, incense and wood burning. We must remember that when we brush up, it also affects the indoor environment to a greater or lesser degree. Ventilation is generally the most important to reduce toxic substances in indoor air.

Discourages Arctic habit

He discourages especially a habit that many may have where the climate is cold. A habit many of Tromsø and the Arctic have is that you start and run your car engine and let the car warm up in the garage or outside the window. This leads to immediate high exposure to various hazardous chemicals.

For us to be able to say anything definite about the indoor climate in the Arctic, this study should be followed up. Public places such as malls, fitness centers and so on were not monitored in this study.”

Source and Read more: http://www.dagensmedisin.no/nyheter/har-undersokt-arktisk-inneklima/

Finally I feel like being heard! How wonderful that scientists say the same as I do, and so many others with me, that fragrance product pollutes the indoor air and is unhealthy. Thank you so much, you can not imagine how important this article is to me and how happy I am to read it.

Please, continue the good word and please also look into the use of fragrance washing and cleaning products, air fragrance like air freshener, scented candles, designer scent like fragrance marketing and so on. It is a violation of the need for fresh air for a continued good health.

/ Annelie

 


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#Evaluation of #IndoorAir

“No evaluation of indoor air quality and its impact on health can be complete without considering the effects of the widespread of fragrance in multiple products used on a daily basis in homes, workspaces, and other public places. The ubiquitous exposure to poorly studied fragrance chemicals has resulted in escalating voluntary and involuntary exposures to unknown substances which contrary to public assumption, have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies for safety to the general public, children, the elderly, and other sensitive populations. Exposure starts before birth from fragrance chemicals in mothers’ bodies (1) and continues with ingestion of mother’s milk. (2) Products for infants and children are scented often with materials known to cause allergies (3) and persist in body tissues. Children and infants are also exposed to every scented product used in the household. An infant held close is breathing in fragrance from clothes washed in highly scented detergents and laundry products, perfumes and colognes, shampoo, and other scented products used by the caregiver transferring to the child’s skin, hair, and clothes. Exposure continues throughout life. Users of scented products are often not aware of the continued presence of the products they use and are rarely aware of the intensity of the scents.” Continue reading


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Incense toxic and harmful to health and indoor air

#incense The study followed 61,320 men and women between the ages of 45 and 74 for 12 years. When burned, incense releases carcinogens such as polyaromatic hyodrcarbons (PAHs), a class of toxins that includes formaldehyde and that has been linked to lung cancer in smokers. An earlier study found PAH content in temples that burn incense up to 45 times higher than in homes where people smoke. Incense typically contains other carcinogens such as carbonyls and benzene, which can trigger DNA mutations in human cells. Although the components of incense typically include benign plant and flower matter along with essential oils, most formulations also incorporate not-so-benign artificial fragrances and binders. The smoke produced as incense burns releases particulate matter, and because it slowly smolders, it releases even higher concentrations.” Sudy made by Study director Dr. Jeppe Friborg, of Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen

As Dr. Len Horvitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said, “Anything that affects air quality negatively is not a good thing. Burning in general and the release of smoke, these things are certainly to be avoided. At the very least, chemical irritants will set off asthma, and that’s reversible. Cancer is not reversible.”

“This is not unlike the type of risk that one experiences from secondhand tobacco smoke,” said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of the American Cancer Society.

“Burning incense produces particulates greater than 45 mg/g burned as compared to only 10 mg/g burned for cigarettes–more than four times the load. So if you’re sitting right on top of burning incense and breathing it in, you’re getting a heavier whack of particulates than you would from smoking.”

“Incense has been implicated before in numerous studies (along with its cousin, scented candles). One such study found that exposure to burning incense at least once a week during pregnancy increases the risk that the child will develop leukemia by 2.7 times. ”

“Another measured air quality in several Dutch churches that burned candles and incense and found the particulate levels 20 times higher than they were next to a typical busy road. Other studies have determined links between incense allergic contact dermatitis, various respiratory conditions including asthma, and cancers of the nervous system.”

Source and read more:

https://jonbarron.org/article/toxic-incense#.Uvy_lHmYaSQ

http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/mcs/candles.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/021598_incense_air_quality.html

http://drbenkim.com/burning-incense-cancer.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1100-incense-burning-releases-cancercausing-chemicals.html#.UvzLNHmYZzU

http://www.mst.dk/NR/rdonlyres/1DBB5B30-34F9-4F9D-BD0E-D8EA4A88118D/0/39.pdf