Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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I got the Bolshoi ruined by fragrance – Torunn Overanger –

– I got Bolshoi (Большой, Bolsjoj) destroyed by other women’s excessive use of perfume

“- I had been looking forward to this for so long, so it was incredibly sad to find that the entire second act was destroyed. Because of the massive perfume smell in the… room I was sitting with a veil before the eyes, the tears flowed and I did not catch what skjeddde on stage, says artist Torunn Ovanger.
She has authored a letter the newspaper Nordlys (the Northern Light). Where she argue that perfume should only be used for private occasions. The reason for the post is the experience she had during the world – famous Bolshoi theater ballet in Tromsø in Nordlys-festivalen (Northern Lights Festival).
Among other things, she writes that “the tears flowed, and I found it hard to see what was happening on stage. During the break I heard that people complained loudly.”
– I was sitting next to a lady who really had sprayed herself It was not unbearable, and it ruined the experience for me, she tells Nordlys .
Ovanger think this is typical of such major cultural events.
– Like this, it is all to often. Many women do not think about how much perfume they take on.
– Do not fragrance in public
Ovanger says that although she never add fragrance to her person when she participates in cultural events and other public events.
– I know many are harmed by this and who are frustrated by the use. Although I am not asthmatic or allergic, but those who get sick from it must have it really bad if they all sit in a concert hall crammed with perfume scent. Ovanger say that this is a topic that is often spoken about and complained of in the aftermath of such events.
– This is something we should discuss. Now it is not allowed to smoke anymore indoors, but excessive use of perfume is really no better, she says, and continues:
– Now is the perfume, gassing from detergent , deodorant , hair spray , etc. People go around and them stink. This can be a cocktail that gives people breathing difficulties and runny eyes.
– A big problem
Senior Adviser Kai Gustavsen with the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF)  think it’s great Ovanger speaks out.
– This is a big problem for some people, and we need awareness. A Danish study showed that 15 percent had experienced discomfort and allergy symptoms by others perfume use. 0.5 per cent are so severely affected that it affects them both socially and professionally.”
I think it is really great by Torill Orkanger to Write to the newspaper telling us all about this. But I think NAAF should go out and talk more about it than they do, and I think it is more than percent that is affected, just think of all With lung issues, not only asthma, and I also think the number of those who is severly affected is higher of the same reason.

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Sick from scented products – Annelie

I had a small article in the Allers Magazine, a woman Magazine. Please, scroll Down for English translation.


Jeg har til nå aldri nektet noen å reise, det betyr ikke at jeg ikke har slitt, men jeg har forsøkt å løse det på annen måte: åpent vindu hele året uansett vær, holde pusten når noen har noe på seg som jeg blir dårlig av og billettere lynraskt slik at de kan sette seg, og ta medisiner. Det er en lite heldig situasjon og mange synes kanskje at jeg ikke burde jobbe. Men jeg nekter å være ufør, jeg nekter å gi opp.  En annen jobb kunne være like ille fordi der er parfymerte mennesker overalt i samfunnet, og alle som tar bussen kommer på butikker og på kontor. Jobb i støvete lokaler går heller ikke. Det er lett å mene ting om ting man ikke vet noe om, og det er mange steder som ikke er egnet å arbeide når man har det slik som meg, jeg må bare gjøre det beste jeg kan av situasjonen.

Many become sick from scented products and fragrance.

Sick by fragrance and scent

“I am a bus driver and I get sick from all kinds of use of fragrance and scented Products, and Chemicals. If someone comes in the bus using fragrance or aftershave I have to open all doors and Windows to air it out, and then take medicines.  If the odor is strong enough it happens I can not help the customer. Someone says “It is only to change line of occupation!” but it actually have not mening at all what I do for a living since fragrance are all over in the world. Everywhere in society there are People who have to SCREAM their precense using fragrance and Chemical Products. There is something wrong going around when People have to become sick from others vanity.
Another thing again is the scenting of indoor air. Scent is added to the air by scented cleaning and washing agents, scented candles, inscense, a.s. often used in shops, malls, restaurants and so on. Imagine you want to go out With friends, and you arrive to a Place where everyone else but you can enter. A restaurant visit can be ruined by scented air, and scented air at the toilets. Since the air is scented you can not use the room or the toilet. And at a road trip you can not use the bathroom at the gasoline station since there is mounted a fragrance pump or other scent Device in the toilet room.  To get ill from this is not a joke.
Today there are both unscented Products for clothes and fabrics, house and buildings, body and hair, so why not use it?
I will give you some fresh numbers from WHO. The numbers show that 30 million People in Europe struggle With asthma! That is something for you to think about before you add fragrance to Your person and by doing this destroys the environment for all of those who are sensitive.”

Until now I have never refused anyone to travel, it does not mean I have not suffered, but I have tried to solve it in another way: the window open all year round whatever the weather, hold my breath when someone has anything on themselves that I get sick from and sell tickets like in lightning speed so they can leave and take a seat, and take lots of medication. It’s an unfortunate situation and many may think that I should not work. But I refuse to be home on disability, I refuse to give up. Another job could be as bad because there are perfumed people everywhere in society, and anyone who takes the bus arrives at stores and offices. Jobs in dusty space is not possible. It is easy to believe things about things you know nothing about and there are many places that are not likely to work when you have it like me, I just do the best you can.

Have a Nice day! Go Fragrance Free!

/ Annelie