Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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@TodayShow what NOT to do at the #loo – #IndoorAir #Health #AirSafety #Asthma #AirFreshener #TodayShow #Media

This is a story about how ignorant people do their absolute best to mess up the lives of others. When you have read this I hope you know and do better in the future.

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Screenprint of Today Show headline. “How to clear the air after using the bathroom.”

Responsible for others health

Today I read an article at Today Show and I was horrified to read their advice on how to avoid the embarrassing feeling of “certain air you’ve left behind”.

Today show (and unfortunately other media too) communicates the destruction of your health.

Today Show only gave two good advice in the whole article. As follows:

“First and foremost, reduce odors by flushing the toilet as soon as you can. The quicker the flush, the less the odor. A “courtesy flush” is not only courteous, it’s smart.

Ventilate! Open a window or turn on the exhaust fan. Most bathrooms have exhaust fans above the toilet. Just make sure you’ve turned on the fan and not the heater portion of the fixture. Leave it running even after you leave the bathroom.” Today Show

I would have added make the sit on the toilet as short as possible, the longer you sit the greater the possibility for the odor to spread, and put the lid down before flushing to keep it all in the toilet.

What they say after this is what endanger people’s health and lives.

Then Today Show follows up with saying:

“Unfortunately, toilets don’t come with built-in air fresheners.” Today Show

I am happy every time I enter a WC without built-in air polluters since it in reality pollute the air to the point that I can not even enter the toilet to do what I need. In worse case if I have actually managed to enter before that chemical machine burst out it’s bomb I have to run out when it does. Actually I have to always be aware and check the room before I even enter because such fragrance machines send me to the ER for asthma treatment because the contents coming out of it makes me suffocate due to asthma attacks.

There are worse things than poo odor. Such so called Air Fresheners are actually hazardous chemicals. Open a window or accept that’s the way nature is.

It is way better to clean the WC room fragrance free, and a little more often. In the end it is cleaning that keeps the toilet clean, not fragrance.

Today Show  then follows up with saying even more health damaging tips.

“Fragrant hand lotion: Apply it liberally to your hands then wave your hands in the air. Some people go so far as to squirt a bit of lotion into the commode.” Today Show

This is enough to give allergy and asthma symtoms in a person entering after you.

“Hair spray: The heavier the fragrance, the better when it comes to this emergency air freshener. Again, a puff in the air and one in the toilet works wonders.” Today Show

This is enough to send any asthma sick person entering after you to the ER. NOT recommended.

“Perfume/cologne: If you’re lucky enough to have a small vial of perfume with you, your troubles are over. One sprinkle and odors are gone.” Today Show

This is enough to send any asthma sick person entering after you to the ER. NOT recommended.

“Spray bathroom cleaner” Today Show

This is enough to send any asthma sick person entering after you to the ER. NOT recommended.

“Cleanser” Today Show

This is enough to send any asthma sick person entering after you to the ER. NOT recommended.

“Bleach” Today Show

This is enough to send any asthma sick person entering after you to the ER. NOT recommended.

“White vinegar” and
“Baking soda” Today Show

This is often recommended as a more natural choice but combined in the same cocktail it produces a gas that is irritating the airways in the lungs.

“Liquid hand soap” and
“Shampoo/Conditioner” Today Show

Those go under the same as above-mentioned. This is enough to give allergy and asthma symtoms in a person entering after you. Depending on the grade of severity of the asthma, it can give all from minor issues to send the person in to life threatening asthma attacks.

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Today Show Are you out of your mind? is all that comes in to my mind when I see these advices. People doing this can send anyone having asthma or other lung disease or sensitivity to the ER with life threatening conditions.

You are such a big news media and you have a great responsibility for what news you share and the impact it has. Last time I checked your post was shared 196 times. A post shared 196 times by people having about 300 people in their friends list is 58.800 possible views.

Are you aware that there are 300 million people having asthma in the world (WHO 2011)? expected to be 400 million people in some years (WHO). In Europe there are 30 million people having asthma (Efanet.org), and in the US 25,5 million people (2010) have asthma  (adults 18.7 million, children 6,8 million, fig 2010).

Figures from 2010 shows that in the US those made 14.2 million visits to the physician office (2010) and 1.8 million emergency visits to the ER (2010), 439.000 hospitalized (2010), 3630 deaths from asthma (2013).

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Do you now realize the severity in what you have done?

Imagine the damage you have done to all the people in the world having asthma.

Polluting of air increase the health risk of those having asthma. But it do not stop there, the same goes for those allergic (can be life threatening), other lung diseases (can be life threatening, other kinds of sensitivity like for example hyperactivity, hypersensitivity to chemicals and so on.

By sharing such stupid tips you spread and increase the endagering of people’s health.

Please also read:
Perfume and air pollution
Did you know this about fragrance? Perfume has become the new passive smoke. It’s become as common with perfumed products today as smoking was before,  the spreading in the air violates the rights of those who get sick from it.

Ban scent marketing
Did you know this about scent marketing?

/ Annelie

Source for videoes: Youtube.com


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Tested: Hugos Cleaning

This summer I visited a friend and I got the tip to buy Hugos. My friends use it cleaning their trailer and since my friend is sensitive as I am they have been on the hunt for something mild yet effective. Hugos is the answer. You can use it for cleaning boats, trailers, bathrooms, kitchen and so on, and according to her husband it is smashing for cleaning the rims on the car. I bought three boxes. Continue reading


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Ta utfordringen!

Twitter @ Petter Stordalen: Du påpeker at du har minsket bruken av kjemikalier med 40 % i artikkel i VG, men samtidlig så er du med på å øke kjemikaliebruken i vestibulene på hotellene ved å forurense inneluften med kjemikalier som sprøytes ut i luften med fragrance marketing. Dette er meget unødvendig bruk av kjemikalier som ødelegger inneluften for alle som er sensitive og har lungesjukdomer. Jeg utfordrer deg å gå foran og nekte å bruke det tullet som gir så store pustevansker for alle oss som er lungessjuke og allergiske.  Du kan ikke skryte på deg å minske kjemikaliebruken med 40 % og så øke den igjen ved å forurense luften inne. Slik som jeg ser det så går vinninga opp i spinninga. Og jeg synes også du skal kutte all parfymebruk på dine hoteller. Parfymer og fargestoffer i såper, kroppspleie, hårpleie og vask, vaskemidler og tøymykner, og rengjøringsmedler, og slike luftparfymering i alle former er unødvendige kjemikalier i bruke. Parfyme og farge gjør ikke rent, det er unødige tilsatser for å lure kunden å kjøpe, som et glansbilde.

Denne utfordringen gir jeg også til @Svanemerket som ikke heller dere har tatt den fult ut.

LUFTEN ER EN DEL AV MILJØET!


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Car care with steam cleaning

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Rengjør bilen med damp

Bra for miljøet og bra for luften vi puster. Kepler AS på Sem har begynt å bruke nye teknikker for å vaske biler. Kjemiske produkter koster nesten ti ganger mer i måneden enn steam, altså damp med høyt trykk. Arbeidet går raskt og resultatet blir bedre. I stedet for tradisjonell såpe og vann. Mindre vann og ingen såpe. I andre land er det mer vanlig å bruke denne metoden. Hoteller, næringsmiddelindustrien og helseintitusjoner bruker dette. Det blir faktisk renere enn med såpe. Omtrent fire liter vann per bil. Det kommer ut med 160°C, så den tar bakteriene også. Vanligvis bruker vi syre for å rense felg. Her steamer vi og tørker rent med en klut. Det blir helt rent nesten umiddelbart. Til rengjøring av en bil bruker man vanligvis 1,5 liter med midler som avfetting, felgrens (syre), alkaliske såper og tjærefjerner ved polering. Så er det et tonn med vann på høytrykk. Det er ikke miljøvennlig. – Målet er å kjøre helt økologisk, uten bruk av kjemi. Steameren er skånsom mot lakk, ideell til krinker og kroker, som i dørkarmene og i motorrommet. Pass på å følge opp med mikrofiberklutt rett etter steameren, så får du et rent og tørt resultat. Det fungerer også til motorvask, og fordi man bruker så lite vann så blir det mindre problemer med motorene. Man kan rengjøre alt, til og med interiør og seter.

Maskinen koster 75.000 kroner, men så spares det kjemi for 10.000 kroner i måneden.

http://www.sb.no/forbruker/bil/faser-ut-losemidler-1.7427681

In English

Clean the car with steam

Good for the environment and good for the air we breathe. Kepler AS Sem have started using new techniques for washing cars. Chemical products costing almost ten times more a month than steam, ie steam at high pressure. The work goes quickly and the result is better. Instead of traditional soap and water. Less water and no soap. In other countries it is more common to use this method. Hotels, food industry and helseintitusjoner use this. It is actually cleaner than soap. Approximately four liters of water per car. It comes out at 160 ° C, so it takes the bacteria too. Typically we use acid to clean rim. Here we steamer and wipe clean with a cloth. There is absolutely clean almost immediately. To clean a car uses 1.5 liters normally with means degreasing, wheel cleaner (acid), alkaline soaps and tar remover for polishing. Then there’s a ton of water pressure. It is not environmentally friendly. – The goal is to run completely organic, without the use of chemicals. Steam heater is gentle on paint, ideal for nooks and crannies, which doorframes and the engine compartment. Be sure to follow up with mikrofiberklutt right after steam heater, so you get a clean and dry result. It also works to engine wash, and because it uses so little water so there is less problems with the engines. You can clean everything, even the interior and seats.

The machine costs 75,000 NOK, but then saved the chemistry of 10,000 NOK a month.


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Tested: Storfix Perfume free Professional Cleaning – Whitelisted

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Jeg har hatt store problemer på jobben på grunn av det rengjøringsmiddel som er blitt brukt der, men dette vil endre seg. I dag fikk jeg den største gaven jeg har fått på lenge. Sjefen min har lyttet til mine behov og kjøpte en duftfri rengjøringsmiddel. Og det er perfekt! Jeg føler ikke noe i lungene mine, ikke den minste reaksjon! Jeg er så gla at jeg sprudler! La meg presentere deg for

Storfix Parfymefri!

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Den vil bli brukt til å rengjøre kontorer, toaletter, kjøkken og spiserom, alle lokaler i bedriften, og alle bussene, så fra nå av vil det være parfymefrie busser! En gode ikke bare for meg, men for alle som er allergiske og sensitive!

Du bruker Storfix Parfymefri for gulv, tak, vegger og alle andre flater, inkludert vinduer.

Den kommer i kanner: 3 x 5 liter i en pakning.
Det er rettet mot profesjonell rengjøring, men du kan også kjøpe den for hjemmebruk.

Nå er det ingen unnskyldning for ikke å ta vare på sensitive, uansett hvor og når! Husk at den som er astmatisk, lungesjuk, allergisk, sensitiv o.l.  mot parfyme o.l. kjemikalier i luften unngår å besøke dine kontorer og forretning, og det er en kunde tapt!

Du slår også et slag for miljøet, da Storfix Parfymefri er både fri for unødvendige  kjemikalier i parfymer, og fri for fargekjemikalier. Ingen av disse gjør noen rengjøringsarbeide. Tensidene i rengjøringsmedelet er biologisk nedbrytbare.

Storfix Parfymefri er astma og allergivennlig!

Du kan kjøpe dette fra

www.norengros.no
Produktnummer 77010

In English

I have had big problems at work because of the cleaning agent used, but this will change. Today I got the greatest gift I have gotten in a long time. My boss have listened to my needs and bought a scent free cleaning agent. And it is perfect! I do not feel a thing in my lungs, not the slightest reaction! I am so happy today I am twinkeling! Let me present to you

Storfix Perfume free!

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It will be used to clean the offices, and other rooms in the building,  and the buses too, so from now on there will be perfume free buses! A treat not only for me, but for everyone allergic!

You use Storfix Perfume free for floors, walls, and all other surfaces, icluding , glass, mirrors and windows.

It comes in cans of 3 x 5 liters.

It is aimed to professional cleaning, but you can also buy it for home use.

Now there are NO excuse for not caring for the sensitive regardless where and when! Remember that a allergic, asthmatic or other lung sick person, sensitive as avoid visiting  your offices or buisness if they get sick from entering there, and that is a customer lost!

You also do something good for the environment in all, not only the air quality since Storfix is both free of chemicals in perfumes and free of color chemicals. Surfactants in the Storfix are biodegradable.

Storfix Perfume Free is asthma and allergy friendly.

You can buy this from

www.norengros.no
Product number 77010

About the test
This is a pure inhale test of the products. I test the products on my self. This is a real life asthma product suitability test done at home in real life settings. I am my own guinea pig. Whitelisted products should be safe for you to use. But as with all sensitivities some are more sensitive than others, always try new products with care. Make the first time trying it gently, if you got a skin condition try it on a small area, and washing agents on a hidden area or a cloth you can afford to waste.

My lungs are very picky when it comes to hygiene products, beauty products, hair products, washing and cleaning products and so on. Products not meeting the standards of no asthma reaction are blacklisted.

Please, buy such items whitelisted as gifts for friends and family. They are designed and made for a better personal health and are more environmentally beneficial than the fragrances ones. Use them yourself, care about your fellow-man. Do not make other people sick with your fragrance presence.

I was not paid to try this product out.

If you try this product your self, please leave a comment in the commentary field below.

Thank you

Annelie