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MCS sufferer killed himself – dailymail.co.uk

Suicide, housebound, fragrance, smoke and chemicals

MCS sufferer sensitive to fragrance, smoke and other chemicals committed suicide by shooting himself.

This might be a posting a bit hard to chew, since it is a harsh reality posting. Being allergic and sensitive to fragrance can make you disabled. Those struggling the worst can not be among people and have to be housebound Continue reading


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Answer to Jan-Erik Gaup at origo.no

I went to the blog of dr Aage Hegge Hansen and read even one more of his good words and conclusions. In the comment field I found some rather disturbing comments from a guy Jan-Erik Gaup. He claims that smoking is not harmful to the lungs and airways, and he also claims fragrance is nothing anyone can become ill from. And even more he claims that people who say they become ill from fragrance have psychological issues, he says the fault is within them and not something else. This man stands very ignorant in my point of view. The comment field was closed for further comments so I just wrote a blogging on the matter. Lets just say I wanted to teach him a lesson.

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You can just stay at home…

On this menu I will expose some of the bad attitudes allergic and sensitive people meet from the rest of the world.

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På forum.kvinneguiden.no fant jeg denne egoistiske kommentaren.

‘AnonymBruker’, on 09 Jan 2011 – 02:13, sa:
“HURRA, nå har jeg funnet en plass jeg kan være! Røykeloven er jo vel og bra, men vær så snill og ikke bli overhysteriske! Tåler man ikke røyk, parfyme, dyr, skyllemidler eller annet som kan lukte ubehagelig, eller kan inneholde allergener….vel. da må man vel bare være hjemme da. ;)”

Det får meg å undre meg over hvordan et slikt menneske er skrudd sammen? Løper ho ned bevegelseshemmede og blinde i gaten også?

Les mere https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/they-can-just-choose-another-transportation/

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at forum.kvinneguiden.no I found this egoistic comment:

‘Anonymous User’, Wed January 9, 2011 – 2:13 said:
“HOORAY, now I’ve found a place I can be! Tobacco Act is mmaybe all well but please do not be over hysterical! If they withstands not smoke, perfume, pets, fabric softeners or anything that may smell unpleasant, or may contain allergens …. well. then they must well just stay home then.;) ”

It makes me wonder if she is all well in her head? Does she rund down walking impaired and blind in the street too?

Source: http://forum.kvinneguiden.no/index.php?showtopic=532640&page=2

Read more https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/they-can-just-choose-another-transportation/


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Smoking damages on sperms and the unborn child.

“Substances in tobacco can damage genetic material in the sperm. Also sperm stem cells can have lasting damage , according to research from the NIPH. Damaged sperm are still able to fertilize the egg , but the risk increases that the fertil…ized egg does not develop normally and therefore repelled.  Damage to the stem cells in the testicle Sperm cells develop from stem cells that divide several times before they ripen and are ready to fertilize an egg. The researchers examined sperm from mice at different developmental stages and studied the effects of benzo ( a) pyrene.  The results show that the mature sperm could be damaged whenever environmental impact happened – whether the impact happened at the stem cell stage or later, while the sperm was half ripe or nearly ripe . Type of injury varied with sperm development stage .
– What do these results mean for fertilization ?
– If sperm gets damaged DNA in the final stages of maturation , may affect sperm quality. They are less able to fertilize an egg and give rise to a living child . Fertilization with sperm with damaged DNA can lead to early abortion because the fertilized egg does not develop normally and therefore banished says researcher Ann -Karin Olsen at the Division of Environmental Medicine , Institute of Public Health.
Increased likelihood of disease in offspring
– Can be damaged spermatozoa cause disease in the next generation?
– We believe that such damage may lead to increased risk of disease , but there is a difference in the effect of the damage to germ cells , and the damage to ” semi-mature ” and nearly mature sperm get. Damage to the stem cells are the most serious of these are mutations which will also be found in all cells of the offspring , says Olsen.
– When it comes to damage to the ” semi-mature ” and nearly mature cells , we know that such sperm can fertilize an egg even though they have much damage. But fertility is reduced , and the further development of the fertilized egg ( embryo ) is disrupted . To what extent such damage on disease development in the offspring , we have less knowledge , continue Olsen.
Not directly transferable
Olsen adds that research results can not be directly transferred to humans because the experiments conducted in mice, and it is used high levels of benzo ( a) pyrene , much higher levels than we humans are exposed to daily. The knowledge about the mechanisms that are most important. However, research results are consistent with other observations . For those couples who use IVF to have children see , for example, that men who smoke are less likely to become a father than non- smokers.
Studies show a correlation between paternal smoking and the risk of certain cancers in children .
Do not wait too long with kids – Do men who smoke damaged sperm forever?
– We must distinguish between damage to the stem cells and damage to sperm cells during development. If the stem cells have been DNA mutations , any sperm that develop from these cells carry the mutations . Injuries sustained in the final weeks before conception are not mutations , they will primarily provide poor semen quality and thereby reduce the likelihood of having children.
– Can we do anything to prevent injuries , besides being a non-smoker ? – I would recommend that you generally avoid harmful chemicals wherever possible . It is shown that other drugs may damage the sperm in the same manner as benzo (a ) pyrene . For men who are planning to father I would say that it is wise to consider what you expose yourself to before conception. It takes about three months from a stem cell begins to divide until it has given rise to mature sperm. In addition , I think it is wise that men do not wait too long to have children. The genetic changes accumulate during a long life , says Olsen.
Smoking in the mother may also damage
Norwegian and Danish men have poorer sperm quality than men from Finland , Sweden and the Baltics. The researchers speculate that this is because women started smoking earlier in Norway and Denmark than in the other countries. There is now evidence that women’s smoking during pregnancy are important for the development of the testes in male fetuses and their future semen quality .
Further research
The research project at the Institute of Public Health continues with several investigations. The researchers will examine what happens when low doses of ia benzo ( a) pyrene used for extended periods , which are more relevant to the way we humans are exposed to these substances. Other hazardous substances are interesting to examine.
– We want to identify the bad guys – the substances that are dangerous for the male gametes , says Olsen.”
Translated using Google.  Source: HelseNorge.no http://helsenorge.no/Helseogsunnhet/Sider/Royking-kan-skade-sedceller.aspx
What does the smoking and second hand smoke during pregnancy do to Your baby? Look at animation.
http://www.tommys.org/page.aspx?pid=771
“Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including truly nasty things like cyanide, lead, and at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic brew gets into your bloodstream, your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients.

While none of those 4,000-plus chemicals is good for your baby (you would never add a dollop of lead and cyanide to his strained peaches), two compounds are especially harmful: nicotine and carbon monoxide. These two toxins account for almost every smoking-related complication in pregnancy.

The most serious complications — including stillbirth, premature delivery, and low birth weight — can be chalked up to the fact that nicotine and carbon monoxide work together to reduce your baby’s supply of oxygen. Nicotine chokes off oxygen by narrowing blood vessels throughout your body, including the ones in the umbilical cord. It’s a little like forcing your baby to breathe through a narrow straw. To make matters worse, the red blood cells that carry oxygen start to pick up molecules of carbon monoxide instead. Suddenly, that narrow straw doesn’t even hold as much oxygen as it should.

A shortage of oxygen can have devastating effects on your baby’s growth and development. On average, smoking during pregnancy doubles the chances that a baby will be born too early or weigh less than 5 1/2 pounds at birth. Smoking also more than doubles the risk of stillbirth.

Every cigarette you smoke increases the risks to your pregnancy.

Weight and size, Body and lungs, Heart and Brain function is Object for being affected by smoke.

Undersize babies tend to have underdeveloped bodies. Their lungs may not be ready to work on their own, which means they may spend their first days or weeks attached to a respirator. After they’re breathing on their own (or even if they did from the start), these babies may have continuing breathing problems — because of delayed lung development or other adverse effects of nicotine. Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are especially vulnerable to asthma, and have double or even triple the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies whose mother smoked or being around smoke in the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have a heart defect at birth. Smoking during pregnancy can have lifelong effects on your baby’s brain. Children of pregnant smokers are especially likely to have learning disorders, behavioral problems, and relatively low IQs. “

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Free Yourself – WHO

Every year, tobacco kills nearly six million people. Even though the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control calls for a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, only 19 countries have such a ban. The WHO’s message to governments on World No Tobacco Day 2013 on 31 May thus is: Free yourself!

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A community diagnosis of symptoms – by MD Aage Hegge Hansen

A community diagnosis of symptoms

MD Aage Hegge Hansen “As the first Norwegian doctor publicly (including on NRK) declared battle against perfume pollution, I have via the web come in contact with patients all over the world.

My contacts have strengthened me in theory that it is the fragrance of hygiene products that are hazardous to health, hygiene is not in itself, as some here at home has believed.

When the fourth of Norwegian adolescents with asthma, it is in reality a national disaster. This gives asthma including increased risk of fatal COPD later in life. But modern asthma therapy is so effective that patient and doctor can easily forget disease is so dangerous degree and that the best treatment is still trying to find the reasons for getting rid of asthma. Unfortunately, few people seem to be interested in it.

It is not many years ago since smokers could freely wide in all arenas. People with sensitive lungs could protest as much as they wanted, the smoke was a legal product that was lit where you found it for good. This is no longer, the health argument has trumped all other arguments, and now tobacco is rolled back using the law. It will thus soon become marginalized as a public health problem.

Now the perfume used is the main challenge, something most people are able to recognize at the individual level. If person A on the job stinks so strongly of perfume, that person B gets sick from it and are not able to be there anymore – it is then that B must quit his job, or is it A, which must begin to meet up with odor-free clothes? I would think that B’s claim of fresh air should be considered more legitimate than A’s desire to use perfume, in unlimited quantity, anywhere and anytime.

Perfume emissions primarily from clothing, hair and skin of the user, but also sits in the house and car interiors, which one gets secondary degassing up to months and years. The gases are causing a number of “conditions” as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Building Related Illness (BRI) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Primary and secondary perfume degassing has become so dominant  cause of disease, and gives such a typical view on the matter, depending on the degree of exposure and time exposed, it may be appropriate to define a separate syndrome; Perfume Related Illness (PRI).

Regardless, perfume and tobacco smoke two sides of the same contamination issue, and perfume use is so extensive now in 2011, that the whole body of society may be said to be sick and perfume damaged, in addition to that they are already and still tobacco damaged. The difference is that while damages to health du to tobacco is under consideration, with the Tobacco Act as medicine, no perfume injuries is taken up for discussion even in the responsible departments and organisations.
With the honorable exception of Asthma and Allergy Association, which at the congress in 2010 adopted a policy of smoke-and Fragrance-free public space. It is the only sensible from a public health perspective.” MD Aage Hegge Hansen, Norway

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Perfume and Air pollution – Or Second hand fragrance

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Parfyme en luftforurensning – eller Passiv parfyme

Ved en yrkesskade i 2007 fikk jeg astma og er blitt meget plaget pga kjemikalier og herunder bland annet parfyme og tobakk. Parfyme av idag er ikke blomster, men i hver parfyme er både benzenprodukter, alkoholer, løsemidler, ftalater, kjemikalier m.m. og mange av de er både kreftframkallende, allergiframkallende, irriterende for hud, slimhinner og luftveiene m.m. Luftveiene strekker seg helt ned i bronkiene i lungene og ut til Alveolene som er de som transporterer oksygen til blodet og resten av kroppens organer. Luften vi puster inneholder også alt som fordamper, støver og avgassing fra alt omkring oss, inkludert fra mennesker. Alt går videre ut i blodet. Røyk er idag et kjent slik fenomen med avgassing, men det de ferreste tenker over er avgassing fra parfyme / etterbarberingsvann og parfyme i parfymerte produkter, så kalte luftoppfriskere, signaturdofter (fragrance marketing), parfymerte rengjøringsprodukter m.m. Dette er en forurensning av luften med kjemikalier som irriterer luftveiene, og spesielt for sensitive hvilke inkluderer de med lungesjukdom. Visste du forresten at astma og allergi teller som handikap og er omfattet av Diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven? Continue reading


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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.

Definition:
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 Lung.ca)

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-
Dihydrofuran-2-One
• 6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-
2-One
• 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 –
Hydroxy-2-Cyclopenten-1-One
• 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
Extract
• 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
Oleoresin
• 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(8.3.0.0(4,9))Tridecane
• 2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-
Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone
• 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-
Enyl)But-2-En-4-One
• 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-
Ene-1,4-Dione
• 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,
3-Dienyl Methan
• 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,
3-Dienyl)But-2-En-4-One
• 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

Still want to smoke? Check your brain!

Source: about.com tricountycessation.org Wikipedia


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Invisible – smoke chemicals unseen

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Sitat artikkel fra Helsedirektoratet (2012):

“Anslagsvis 100.000 barn utsettes for passiv røyking hjemme hver dag. Også hos besteforeldre, slektninger og venner blir man utsatt for passiv røyking. Det viser en ny undersøkelse Helsedirektoratet har fått utført i forbindelse med kampanjen «Det du ikke ser» om barn og passiv røyking.

Passive smoking give lung issues sneaking up from behind. Often in need of medical treatment.

Passive smoking give lung issues sneaking up from behind. Often in need of medical treatment.

Til sammen 27 prosent av de spurte sier de tillater røyking inne hos seg selv. 11 prosent tillater det generelt, mens ytterligere 16 prosent tillater det unntaksvis. 7 prosent av foreldrene i undersøkelsen sier at barna utsettes for røyk månedlig eller oftere hjemme, 11 prosent hos besteforeldre/slektninger. 9 prosent av foreldrene sier at barna blir eksponert for røyk hos venner.

– Det er mange barn som utsettes for passiv røyking, enten hjemme eller hos andre. Å gjøre hjemmet, og selvsagt bilen røykfri er den beste måten å beskytte barna mot tobakksrøyk på. Foreldre er også rollemodeller, og det aller beste både for barna og dem selv, er selvsagt å slutte, sier helsedirektør Bjørn-Inge Larsen.

Helseskader
Passiv røyk kan føre til luftveisinfeksjoner som astma og bronkiolitt, lungekreft og andre kreftformer. Ørebetennelse er også en effekt av passiv røyking som forekommer hyppig. Dette utsetter barna for store smerter, og øker sjansen for kirurgiske inngrep.

–  Luftveisinfeksjoner som bronkiolitt i tillegg til astma er begge hyppigere hos barn av røykende foreldre. Disse sykdommene er potensielt livstruende, selv om vi heldigvis har lav dødelighet av sykdommene. Men mange barn legges inn på sykehus med alvorlig sykdom, sier Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, professor MD ved Kvinne- og barneklinikken ved Oslo Universitetssykehus.

Barn er spesielt sårbare for andres tobakksrøyk siden lungene og immunsystemet deres ikke er ferdig utviklet. Dessuten puster de fortere enn voksne og får dermed i seg mer røyk. Alle som blir utsatt for passiv røyking har økt risiko for de samme sykdommene som den som røyker selv.

Det finnes ikke noen sikker nedre grense for passiv røyking, og barn spesielt er sårbare for helseskader, sier Bjørn-Inge Larsen.

Røyking hjemme
Hovedsakelig er det de som røyker selv, eldre over 55 år, de som ikke har barn boende hjemme og de med lavere utdanning som tillater røyking hjemme. Blant dem som tillater røyking hjemme er det 13 prosent som tillater det i alle rom. Tre av fire tillater det kun i bestemte rom eller på bestemte steder som under kjøkkenvifta, ut av vinduet, inn i peisen og lignende. Helsedirektøren oppfordrer foreldre, og særlig besteforeldre som røyker til å ta hensyn til barn som er på besøk.

–  Minst 80 prosent av den helseskadelige tobakksrøyken er usynlig. Det hjelper ikke å røyke under kjøkkenvifta eller ut av vinduet, du må faktisk gå ut, påpeker Larsen.

Barns rettigheter
Så å si alle er enige i at barn har rett til et røykfritt miljø. Det er stor støtte for et forbud mot røyking i bil med barn. 85 prosent støtter et slikt forbud. Åtte av ti støtter også et forbud mot røyking i nærheten av barn innendørs. Også blant dem som røyker daglig støtter rundt 65 prosent et forbud mot røyking med barn inne eller i bil. 56 prosent er for økte avgifter på tobakk. Åtte av ti er enige i at virkemidler som informasjonskampanjer kan hjelpe for å begrense røyking.

 

Tall fra undersøkelsen

  • Det er forholdsvis høy kjennskap til at passiv røyking er skadelig for barn og voksne.
  • Mange vet at passiv røyking eller mors røyking i svangerskapet kan føre til helseskader som astma, luftveisinfeksjoner, lungekreft/andre kreftformer, lav fødselsvekt.
  •   Mindre kjennskap til at passiv røyking eller mors røyking i svangerskapet kan føre til ørebetennelser og krybbedød (nesten fire av ti svarer ‘vet ikke’).
  •   Få melder at barna deres blir utsatt for røyk daglig. Likevel er det 7 prosent som sier at barna utsettes for røyk månedlig eller oftere hjemme, og 11 prosent hos besteforeldre/slektninger
  • Sju av ti sier at de aldri tillater røyking hjemme hos seg – også fire av ti dagligrøykere sier det.
  •   27 prosent tillater røyking inne hos seg. Blant disse finner man hovedsakelig dem som røyker selv, eldre (55 år+), de som ikke har barn boende hjemme og de med lavere utdanning.
  • Alle er enige i at barn har rett til et røykfritt miljø.
  • 74  prosent er enige i at de plages av andres tobakksrøyk innendørs, 58 prosent plages utendørs.
  • Det er stor støtte (85 prosent) for forbud mot røyking i bil med barn, og i nærheten av barn innendørs.
  • Åtte av ti støtter bruk av virkemidler som informasjonskampanjer om helseskader som følge av røyking/passiv røyking.
  • Åtte av ti støtter forbud mot røyking innendørs på alle arbeidsplasser. Her er det naturlig nok stor forskjell på røykere og ikke-røykere.
  • De fleste som røyker sier at de ville prøve å slutte alene uten hjelp.”
     
    Sitat slutt

Jo, det er sant det at all røyk ikke er synlig. Når jeg er på besøk hos en venn (navn er ikke viktig) som er veldig hensynsfull når det gjelder røyking fordi jeg har astma (og jeg setter veldig stor pris på ham for det), da står han bak en rullegardin som er trukket ned med hodet ut av vinduet. Du ser ingen røyk som siver inn, men likevel får jeg pusteproblemer om jeg befinner meg i samme rom som ham. Så dette som Helsedirektoratet varsler om er å ta alvorlig. Vi som har astma har som jeg pleier å si “en innebygget røykvarsler” fordi vi kjenner før alle andre når lufta er forurenset ved å få hoste og/eller pustevansker. Vi får nemlig reaksjon på uheldige stoffer i lufta som er på 0,002 ppm. Jeg kan signere på at det Helsedirektoratet sier er sant.

Dere som røyker, for deres egen skyld og andres, forsøk å kutte det ut. Røyk ute, og røyk overhodet ikke der andre er, fordi det er til skade for de du er gla i. Da mener jeg det som en bønn til alle som røyker, og ikke utelukkende til mine venner spesielt.

Gjør du noe godt for andre,
da får du det tilbake i kjærlighet.
~Annelie Molin

Kilde: http://www.helsedirektoratet.no/Om/nyheter/Sider/barn-utsettes-for-passiv-royking-hos-besteforeldre.aspx

In English

The Norwegian Directorate of Health is an executive agency and competent authority subordinate to the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services. ​The political frameworks to which the Directorate is subject are the political platform of the government in office at any time and resolutions of the government and of Parliament.

Quote article from The Norwegian Directorate of Health (2012):

“An estimated 100,000 children are exposed to secondhand smoke at home every day. Again their grandparents, relatives and friends expose them to secondhand smoke. According to a new survey Health Directorate has conducted in conjunction with the campaign,” What you do not see ” – Children and passive smoking.

Passive smoking give lung issues sneaking up from behind. Often in need of medical treatment.

Passive smoking give lung issues sneaking up from behind. Often in need of medical treatment.

A total of 27 percent of respondents say they allow smoking in the house with themself. 11 percent allow the general, while another 16 per cent allows an exception. 7 percent of parents surveyed said that children exposed to smoking monthly or more often at home, 11 percent for grandparents / relatives. 9 percent of parents say that their children are being exposed to fumes from friends.

– There are many children who are exposed to passive smoking at home or in other places. Making your home and car smoke-free course is the best way to protect children from tobacco smoke. Parents are role models, and the very best for their children and themselves, is of course to stop, said health director Bjørn-Inge Larsen.

Harmful
Passive smoking can lead to respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis and asthma, lung cancer and other cancers. Ear infection is also an effect of passive smoking that occur frequently. This exposes children to severe pain, and increases the chance of surgical intervention.

– Respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis in addition to asthma are both more frequent in children of smoking parents. These diseases are potentially life threatening, although we fortunately have low mortality from diseases. But many children hospitalized with severe disease, says Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, MD Professor of Women’s and Children’s Clinic at Oslo University.

Children are especially vulnerable to other people’s tobacco smoke to the lungs and their immune system is not fully developed. Moreover, they breathe faster than adults, and consequently inhale more smoke. Anyone who is exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for the same diseases as the smoker himself can develope.

There is no safe lower limit for passive smoking, and children are especially vulnerable to human health, says Bjørn-Inge Larsen.

Smoking at home
Mainly there are those who smoke themselves, older than 55 years, those who do not have children living at home and those with less education that allow smoking at home. Among those who allow smoking in the home is 13 percent that allow it in any room. Three of the four permitted only in specific rooms or locations as the hood, out the window, into the fire and the like. Director of Public Health encourages parents and especially grandparents who smoke to pay attention to children who are visiting.

– At least 80 percent of the harmful tobacco smoke is invisible. It helps not to smoke under the kitchen fan or out of the window, you have to actually go out, says Larsen.

Children’s rights
Virtually everyone agrees that children have a right to a smoke-free environment. There is widespread support for a ban on smoking in cars with children. 85 percent support such a ban. Eight out of ten also support a ban on smoking near children indoors. Among those who smoke daily support around 65 percent a ban on smoking with children inside or in the car.

56 percent are for higher taxes on tobacco. Eight out of ten agree that measures such as information campaigns can help to limit smoking.

Data from the survey

  • There are relatively high awareness that secondhand smoke is harmful to children and adults.
  • Many people know that both passive smoking or maternal smoking during pregnancy can cause health problems such as asthma, respiratory infections, lung cancer / other cancers, low birth weight.
  • Less known is that both passive smoking or maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to ear infections and sudden infant death syndrome (nearly four out of ten answer ‘do not know’).
  • People reported that their children are exposed to smoke daily. Yet it is 7 percent who say that children exposed to smoking monthly or more often at home, and 11 percent for grandparents / relatives.
  • Seven out of ten said that they never allow smoking in their home – also four in ten daily smokers say it.
  • 27 percent allow smoking in his room. Among these are mainly those who smoke themselves, the elderly (55 years +), those who do not have children living at home and those with less education.
  • All agree that children have a right to a smoke-free environment.
  • 74 percent agree that they are bothered by other people’s tobacco smoke indoors, 58 percent suffer outdoors.
  • There is strong support (85 percent) for a ban on smoking in cars with kids, and near children indoors.
  • Eight out of ten support the use of measures such as information campaigns on human health caused by smoking / passive smoking.
  • Eight out of ten support the ban on indoor smoking in all workplaces. It is natural enough big difference between smokers and non-smokers.
  • Most smokers say that they would try to quit alone without help. “End of quoteYes, it is true that the smoke is not visible. When I’m visiting a friend (name is not important) which is very considerate when it comes to smoking because I have asthma (and I really appreciate him for that), then he stands behind a blind being drawn down head out of the window. You see no smoke seeping in, but still I get breathing problems if I’m in the same room as him. So this The Norwegian Directorate of Health say is to take seriously. We who have asthma as I tend to say “have a built-in smoke detector” because we know before anyone else when the air is polluted by causing coughing and/or difficulty breathing. This is since we get a response to detrimental substances in the air is 0.002 ppm. So therefor I can sign this.You who smokes, for their own sake and that of others, try to cut it out. And do not smoke whatsoever where others are, because it is to the detriment of the people you are fond of. When I mean it as a prayer to all smokers, not only for my friends especially.

Doing something good for others,
then you get it back with love.
~ Annelie Molin

Source: http://www.helsedirektoratet.no/Om/nyheter/Sider/barn-utsettes-for-passiv-royking-hos-besteforeldre.aspx


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Allergies can’t be that bad? or? – Vicky – thesun.co.uk

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Mange mennesker tror allergi er bare en lett kløe eller svie. Og for de fleste er dette sant, men veldig mange har alvorlige reaksjoner. Derfor bør man ikke ta lett på allergier, du vet aldri hvor eller når du møter noen som er allergisk.

Vicki fra England fikk et bisting i unge år og lever nå et hyperallergisk liv. Det kan vi lese om i The Sun. Vicki er allergisk mot alt i hverdagen, kjemikalier, inkl parfymer, tobakk og mange andre ting. En allergisk reaksjon kan gi en anafylaktisk sjokk og hun risikerer å dø av det.

Vicki beskriver selv:

«Jeg er redd en dag mine allergier vil drepe meg. “

“Det er for farlig å la noen i huset mitt, som selv den minste lukten av parfyme, røyk eller etterbarberingsvann vil forlate meg syk i flere dager.”

“Jeg er allergisk mot hundrevis av ting – det er lettere å fortelle folk hva jeg er ikke allergisk mot. Jeg er allergisk mot det moderne liv. “ Og med det mener hun kjemikalier.

I Norge er ca 1 million mennesker sensitive mot parfyme.

Les I am the most allergic woman in Britain.

Kilde: The Sun og NAAF

~o~

Den med full mage og den fastande syng ikkje same vise.

Jeg skulle ønske de gjorde det.

In English

Many people believe allergies are just a slight itching or burning. And for many, this is true, but there are many which have serious reactions. Therefore, do not take lightly allergies, you never know where or when you meet someone who is allergic.

Vicki from England got a bisting in young years and now live a hyper-allergic lives. This we can read about in The Sun. Vicki is allergic to everything in life, chemicals, including perfumes, tobacco and many other things. An allergic reaction can cause an anaphylactic shock and her risk of dying from it.

Vicki describes itself:

“I’m afraid one day my allergies will kill me. “

“It is too dangerous to let anyone in my house, as even the slightest scent of perfume, smoke or aftershave will leave me sick for days.”

“I’m allergic to hundreds of things – it’s easier to tell people what I’m not allergic to. I’m allergic to modern life.” And with that she means chemicals.

In Norway, about 1 million people are sensitive to perfume.

Read I am the most allergic woman in Britain.

Source: The Sun and NAAF

~o~

The fed one and the fasting one do not sing the same song.

I wish they were.


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Extensive challenges and Asthma – by Annelie Molin

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Omfattende utfordringer

“Minst 1,5 millioner mennesker i Norge har astma, allergi, eksem, kols eller overfølsomhetssykdommer. Mange har alvorlige plager.

Helsevesenet har et utilfredstillende tilbud til disse brukergruppene: Svært varierende kunnskapsnivå, mangelfull diagnostisering, lite opplæring av brukere og pårørende, feilaktige behandling og fravær av habiliterings- og rehabiliteringstilbud. Dette må bli mye bedre.

Den mest alvorlig bekymringen er økningen i antall mennesker som utvikler sykdommene. Verdens Helseorganisasjon antar at 50 prosent av verdens befolkning vil ha utviklet en eller flere allergier i år 2030. Varslede klimaendringer kan forverre situasjonen ytterligere. I Norge er forekomsten av astma mangedoblet siden 50-tallet. Forskning på årsaker må intensiveres, men samtidig som vi handler ut i fra det vi allerede vet.

Dårlig inneklima og forurenset uteluft er to kjente områder som krever betydelige tiltak. Kjemikaliebruken i samfunnet har eksplodert. Vårt dagligliv inneholder møter med en rekke helseskadelige stoffer eksempelvis i mat og drikke, klær og møbler – og forbruksartikler tilsatt parfyme. Myndigheten har erkjent alvoret, men gjør for lite.” ~NAAF

Og jeg er helt enig i dette. Jeg har selv opplevd på kroppen å gå gjennom sjukvården og kontakter med leger uten å få noen som helst informasjon om astma, hva jeg har i vente, hva det innebærer å ha astma og hvordan astma rammer. Leger glemmer gjerne å sjekke om astma er yrkesrelatert og om der skal gjøres en yrkesskadeutredning. Det var det i mitt tilfelle og jeg måtte selv være pådriver for alt for å få gjennom yrkesskaden, legen viste null intresse uten at jeg ga beskjed. Spørsmålet dere bør stille da noen blir diagnostisert med astma er: – Hva jobber du med, og hvordan er klima/inneklima der du jobber? Og informasjon må gis om sjukdomen. Alt det jeg vet idag om astma har jeg lært den harde veien gjennom å oppleve det og føle det på kroppen og gjennom å lese det lille som fantes å tilgå på nettet om det. Det er ene og hele årsaken til at jeg har startet min blogging om astma. Før jeg fikk astma var også min blogg fylt med bare feriebilder, og annet “kos”, og ibland noen kommentarer om verden. Men jeg opplevde at der manglet informasjon om hva astma egentlig er, hvordan det rammer og hvordan det oppleves å ha astma. Det var lite å finne om sannheta! Min blogg er ikke en sytevegg for min sjukdom, men en informasjonsbase for deg som vil lære deg hva det virkelig er å ha astma. Det kan til tider høres som syting, men så er det heller ingen ferie å ha det heller. God lesing folkens.

Og til alle leger, dere må bli bedre på å gi informasjon og undersøke om det er en yrkesskade!!

Kilde: http://naaf.no/Documents/Brosjyrer/naaf/Strategi%202010-2019.pdf

In English

Extensive challenges

“At least 1.5 million people in Norway have asthma, allergies, eczema, COPD or hypersensitivity diseases. Many people have serious problems.

Health care has an unsatisfactory offer for these user groups: very varied level of knowledge, inadequate diagnosis, minimal training of users and relatives, improper treatment and the absence of habilitation and rehabilitation services. This must be a lot better. The most serious concern is the increase in the number of people who develop diseases. World Health Organization believes that 50 percent of the world’s population will have developed one or more allergies in 2030. Notified climate change may exacerbate the situation further. In Norway, the prevalence of asthma increased many-fold since the 50th century. Research into the causes must be intensified, but that we act on what we already know. Poor indoor air quality and outdoor air pollution are two known areas that require significant action. Chemical use the community has exploded. Our daily life includes meetings with a number of harmful substances such as food and drink, clothing and furniture – and consumables added perfume. The authority has acknowledged the seriousness, but do too little. ” NAAF

And I totally agree with this. I have personally experienced in first hand go through medical care and contacts with physicians without receiving any information about asthma, what I have in store, what it means to have asthma and how asthma affects. Doctors often forget to check whether asthma is work related and whether there should be an injury report. That was the case with me, my asthma is a work injury, but I myself had to make the injury report happen, the doctor did nothing without me pushing.  The question that should be asked when a person get the diagnoses asthma is: – What is your occupation, and what is the indoor clima like where you work? And information must be given there and then. Everything I know today about asthma, I have learned the hard way by experiencing it and feel it on the body and through reading what little there was to find online about it. It is the one and the whole reason I started blogging about my asthma. Before I got asthma was also my blog filled with just holiday pictures, and other cozy content and at times some comments about the world. But I felt that there was missing information about what asthma really is, how it affects and how it feels to have asthma. There was little to find the truths! My blog is not a whining wall of my illness, but an information base from which to learn what it really is to have asthma. It can at times sound like complaining, but the reality is it is not always a sunday strawl to have it either. Happy reading folks.

And please, all doctors, you must become better in giving information about the illness and to check out for work injuries.

Source: http://naaf.no/Documents/Brosjyrer/naaf/Strategi%202010-2019.pdf


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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

~o~

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

Source: http://livsreisen-mandalay.blogspot.de/2012/04/hvordan-det-egentlig-fles.html

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..

Annelie


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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 Huffingtonpost.com 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.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/thirdhand-smoke-smoking-risks_n_938241.html

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Asthma due to Alpha-1-antitrypsin (Alfa1) deficiency

Not many have heard of asthma with Alpha-1 antirypsin deficiency, and neither had I until today.

I just today came in contact with a woman that got a special kind of non-responsive asthma due to a Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. She is as me asthmatic to chemicals, smoke, perfume, fragrances, cold a.s.o but her asthma is due to a special and rarely known of Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and she is one of those who can die from her asthma when she get exposed to stuff the get sick from. I myself got what we call a normal asthma. A person who got an Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency get in addition to asthma attacks and sensitivites also  have a continiously repeatedly inflammations in the lungs and those who got this die young.

Since Alpha 1 Antirypsin deficiency is rarely know I’d like to write a litte about it here.

What is Alpha1 deficiency?
The protein Alpha-1-antitrypsin, usually occurs in the blood. It is formed by the liver. This protects the lung structure and pronounced deficiency can happen destruction of lung tissue, so you get a bronchitis like disease – emphysema with gradually increasing shortness of breath, and shortened lifespan.

Please visit Norway
www.alfa1foreningen.wordpress.com

Read the Danish site about this. Use a translater if you do not read Danish.
http://www.alfa-1.dk/default.aspx?pageid=952

Please, learn more about this and visit her Norwegian site. Here she write openly about how it is to have the Alpha-1-antitrypsin (Alfa1) deficiency. Please, use a translater if you do not read Norwegian.

Please visit:

http://www.dagensmedisin.no/nyheter/apner-for-a-teste-alle-barn/

http://livsreisen-mandalay.blogspot.com/

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/a1ad/


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The backside of asthma and allergies – by Annelie Molin

Imagine you got asthma. Put yourself in the position of the asthmatic, and do this while you read this..

You got asthma. What does that mean to you? When you breathe in things that are bad for you, your immune system tells the lungs that this stuff is really bad for you, and your lungs react to the impulse and your bronchi in the lungs get filled with mucus and the muscles around the bronchi spasm and narrows the airways even more so that you get hard to breathe.

This is your position and it follows you wherever you go in life. How much you would even want to get rid of the problem this brings you, you can never really be free of it.

You are asthmatic and this is your life.

Very many things can make you sick. Some depends on what your immunesystem reacts on. You either react against one thing or several (most common is to react against several), but one thing that is sure is that if you keep the stuff around you get sick from,  then your health decline. Your declining health about asthma means that the more you are subjected to what makes  you sick, the more asthma problems you get. You use the problem solver you got, your asthma medicine, the inhalations that is your life saviour. If you are able to avoid the allergens and irritants you will not get as sick.

At home you clear out all that make you sick to have a good life, to not have to medicate so much and not have to get sick all the time.

The doctor told you to take your medicines, and you do, but you also know that it is best to stay clear of all that make you sick, since it is the only way to not become unnecessarily ill. Even so, you kan not stop using your medicines, and you know this. You can not stop because if you do you would let the chronic inflammation flare free with heavy difficulty breathing as a result.

At home you got your free haven, you managed to clear it for as many allergens and irritants as possible. The air is clear for all the stuff that you get sick from, and you are constantly aware of not bringing any “bad stuff” into your home. All to not provoke your illness.

Taking your medicines and having the free space, your home free for allergens and irritants, you can manage the illness rather good. Most days are good, even though not all.

Your biggest problem is the rest of the world. The problem is the use of others of stuff you get ill from, and they do not know  you get ill from it, and they put themselves and their preferred wants and likes first. And in this world you must join if you are not going to lock yourself inside your home and live your life alone.

Those people believe that by using all the stuff you get ill from they are more pleasing to other people, that others find them more attractive and sociable. It starts every day already in the morning. In the many thousands of homes they get up in the morning and take the daily shower  (that is good) but they wash themselves in perfume, the perfumed body and hair hygiene products, dry themselves with the perfume washed towel, remove hair with perfumed products, smear their face with perfumed products, add deodorant that is perfumed,  to avoid dry skin they smear perfumed lotion on them, and style their hair with perfumed products, spray hair spray, and many also add cosmetics that are filled with perfume (mostly women) and then add newly washed clothes washed in perfumed products, to their wardrobe and it is their choise to dress in. Rather many also add the final spray of perfume or after shave. Ah, they think to themselves each time, I smell so nicely. : ) Then they go out in the world to meet with other people in believes that it will be appreciated by all that they smell nice as they feel it.

Then they meet you in town, and they stand beside you, there where you are and where you need to go. They do not know you got asthma, and in their minds they are in their full right to smell and spread the smell to others. It is only nice they think – smiling over the thought…

But you stand there, maybe in the que in the grocery store, and need your food like anyone else. The persons in front of you and behind  you smell of all the perfumed products that they added this morning, you feel the scent in the air. In your mind you recognize that is yes smell nice, but in the same second you know this is not good for you. And in the same second as you think that you feel a raspy sensation in your lungs, and you know that this is the start of an any level asthma attack. You start to cough, first mildly, people around you look at you in pity believing you got a cold, but you have not a cold, you got something worse. Then you start coughing more and more and you cough up mucus coming from your lungs. It is there, but you are indoors and where to spit?  Start looking for paper in your pockets.  You continue coughing and your lungs work to get air. While they do that you breathe in more of the scent around you, and you get even more subjected to what you get ill from and cough even more. It becomes a bad circle and you start to get heavy breathing. Already you have started to take your medicine to get through the situation. To manage to stand there in line to be able to pay for the food you need. It lightens up a bit thanks to the medicine, but the perfume continues to hit your lungs while you breathe, and you must take more inhalations of medicines to manage to stay there. The que goes slowly. You have to breathe, it is a natural thing, everyone does, and for every breath you breathe in more of the perfume, and get affected by the asthma time by time as time pass. You take even more medicine to help the situation. People take no notice of you. It is so common to see people using inhalator that no one notice. You stand there and wish that they could stop using that awful perfume… even though it smell nice. Lines moves slowly. You get more sick and you take more medicine. Finally it is your turn. You address the cashier, and feel the smell of perfume from her too and hairspray. F…k you think to yourself. And you feel the lungs again and medicate even more. You stand there and get stressed and wish your were out of there for long time ago. – Why do the woman work so slow? – I want out of here NOW!  you think to yourself. Finally all is paid for. Finally I can get out of here! You pack the bags while you feel the scent of the person beside you packing their bags, soon you will be free of it! Walking out of the store. Soon fresh air outdoors : )) *Your happy thoughts..* You pass by the perfume and beauty shop, and the smell of all the products is spread in the air, and you go to the other side of the entrence hall to get so far away from it as possible to avoid more scents. … There is the door. : )) Outside stands several people, and you wonder if they are only talking or if they are smoking? The last thing you need right now is smoke down your longs too. You medicate even more to press down the fury in your lungs. When you get closer to the doors you see the glow from the cigarettes, people stand there talking and seem to have a good time, but you get stressed by the smoke and wish they could go somewhere else, you have to pass to get out.. You pass, and as everyone else you have to breathe, and you therefore breathe in the smoke. It takes 1-5 seconds before your lungs that are already sensitive because of the perfume before, closes up and you get heavy breathing. You stress to get pass them at the same time as you are medicating even more. After a 100 meter walking in fresh air you feel your lungs calm down a bit. Finally out of there. But your lungs are not all well yet, so you take more medicine to get better. And then you feel it. Your heart rate are getting higher and you get shaky hands. The side effects of the medicine strike you and you get that on top of a tight chest.

You think to yourself that – If they only knew, maybe then they would stop using all that stuff? Now you only need to get home and find your peace at home, and wait until the storm blows over.

Take more medicine, eat some healthy food, look at some movie, read some emails.

What would  you think if all this really was you?

Next time you need to fill you cabinet, please go for the 100% perfume free producs in bless that you do not cause pain on anyone else.

What is Asthma? Read more..

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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:
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/category/health-and-wellness/true-stories/

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

/Annelie

You can also read:
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/an-ordinary-day-with-asthma/
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/the-environmental-impairments/

Sources and read more: World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/respiratory/gard/events/GARD_Fact_Sheet.pdf, and professor Kjell Aas http://www.astmainfo.no/502686/?itemId=846543


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COPD, Asthma vs. perfume – By Torill Nielsen

Hvordan det er å leve med en lungelidelse

Torill Nielsen have asked to participate in this site to spread information about the effect of perfume in the environment that causes problems to her and others having same problem as her. This letter is published with her consent. Letter is published in English further down.
 
by Torill Nielsen on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2:08pm
 

Jeg er en dame på 57 år. For 6 år siden fikk jeg diagnose kraftig Astma og KOLS. Første året gikk jeg ut og inn på lungepoliklinikken på Ullevål sykehus. Fra og være en arbeidende person ble jeg plutselig en person som ikke klarte noe. Lukter som parfyme, ol. ble jeg veldig tett av. Jeg ble så ille at vi ble rådet av lunge legen om å flytte ut av Oslo. Det hadde vi ikke lyst til, men etter at jeg var på sykehuset og ble så tett at jeg våknet på intensiven etter å ha ligget i respirator forsto vi at jeg måtte gjøre noe. Vi flyttet ut av Oslo til Lena på Toten. Jeg kan ikke gå i butikken eller gjøre noe for alle mensker bruker en eller annen form for lukt. Har vært en del på Granheim lunge rehab. Der har det vært folk med lukter og jeg har måttet få Theodur inntrevenøst med en gang for å ha åpning. Skriver dette for at NAAF skal se at det er viktig å jobbe mot alle former for parfyme, ol. Det er en folkerett for oss som er syke at vi kan gå på sykehus, skoler og offentlige kontorer. Livet er vanskelig nok som det er med en lunge sygdom. Hele livet er gjort om. Har fått innvilget støtte av nav til bruk av bil da det er eneste fremkomstmidlet jeg kan ta. Håper at NAAF kan jobbe for luktfritt i det offentlige rom.

MVH Torill Nielsen

Jeg takker for ditt brev Torill og støtter deg fult ut i det du ønsker deg, jeg ønsker nemlig det samme. Om noen andre vil deltake i et brev for å bidra til informasjon til publikum da er dere velkommen å ta kontakt.

In English

How it is to live with a lung disorder

by Torill Nielsen on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2:08pm

I am a lady of 57 years. For 6 years ago I was diagnosed severe asthma and COPD. The first year I went in and out of the pulmonary clinic at Ullevål hospital. From being a working person, I was suddenly a person who did not manage anything. Smells like perfume, etc.. I  got very sick, declined lung function, and a tight chest. I was so bad that we were advised by the lung doctor to move out of Oslo. That we did not want to, but after that I was in the hospital and was so dense that I woke up in intensive care after having been on a respirator we realized that I had to do something. We moved out of Oslo to Lena in Toten. I can not go to the store or do something because of all people who use some sort of scent. I have been to Granheim pulmonary rehab. There been people aslo used scents and I had to get Theodur intravenous immediately to enable me breathing. Print this that NAAF will see that it is important to work against all forms of perfume, etc.. It is a human right for us who are sick that we can go to hospitals, schools and government offices. Life is hard ENOUGH as it is with a lung disease. All of ones life is made turned upside down and diffrent. I have been granted the support of NAV, Norwegian Social Security Dep, to the use of a car as it is the only kind of transportation I can take. I hope that NAAF can work for odor-free in the public domain.

Kind Regards
Torill Nielsen

I thank you for your letter Torill and I support you fully in your wishes, I want the same as you. If anyone else want to add their own story here you are most welcome to make contact.


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Politicians – daily and at election

Politikere:

– Dere er opptatt av Barns oppvesktvillkår, helse, sjukvård mv… Den handler om allergi, astma og sensitivitet. Det handler mye om barns oppvekstvillkår det også. ca 1.23 Millioner personer i Norge er allergiske, astmatiske og sensitive av noe slag og merparten av disse er også sensitive mot parfyme og røyk. Men dere gir tydeligvis blaffen.

Dette er noe dere bør ta tak i. Ikke bare er det et problem for den enkelte som allerede er sjuk, men også et problem for de som står i risikosonen for å bli sjuke. Da de blir sjuke, da blir de aldri friske igjen. Og for sammfunnet er astma, allergier og sensitivitet en meget dyr historia i tillegg. Sjukmeldinger koster stat og kommune mye penger. Alle medisiner som trengs for å dempe symptomene koster mye penger. Ja, medisinene er til for å DEMPE SYMPTOMENE, IKKE HELBREDE SYKDOMMEN. Astma, allergi og sensitiviteet går IKKE å helbrede da man en gang har fått det. Medisinene er KUN til for å DEMPE symtomene men sjukdommen går ikke bort helt av den grunn, og det er ikke helt uvanlig at symtomene ikke heller forsvinner helt også om man tar medisin. Eneste som hjelper er å fjerne det man blir sjuk av. Man kan ta hvor mange piller og inhaleringer som helst uten at det hjelper stort, så lenge som man befinner seg blandt det som gjør en sjuk. Det eneste som hjelpere er å fjerne det som gjør en sjuk og gir symptomer. Derfor er det slik at de som har astma, allergi og sensitivitet må holde seg borte fra hele miljøet der allergener og irritanter er.

Astma, allergi og sensitivitet kan være like handikappende i sitiuasjoner og miljøer som det å være bundet til en rullestol. For en allergisk, astmatisk og sensitiv person kan det være akkurat like handikappende å ha astma, allergi og sensitivitet som å være rullestolbrukere og medføre at en person blir utstøtt fra jobb, sosiale sammenkomster, møter, handleturer, bussturer, togturer, flyturer kjøpesentra o.s.v. Røyk og parfymefritt er de allergiske, astmatiske og sensitives rampe, den rampe som rullestolbrukeren i sin situasjon trenger for å komme seg opp trappene for å ikke bli ekskludert. Se eksempel med Kirsten:
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/troms_og_finnmark/1.6954399
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/troms_og_finnmark/1.7054195

Astma, allergi og sensitivitet er et handikapp. En som er sjuk i astma, allergi, sensitivitet blir ikke frisk av å ta medisiner, men må bli befridd fra det som gjør sjuk.

Personlig har jeg erfart å ikke kunne kjøpe varer jeg vil ha fordi der er parfymavdeling plassert ved siden av kassan, og der foregår parfymeprøving. Eller jeg kan ikke engang gå inn i en butikk fordi der stinker av duftstoffer (det andre kaller godlukt). Jeg har stått og ventet i køen i kassan og blitt sjuk av andres parfymebruk. Jeg jobber på bussen og har i hopetall opplevd andres parfymebruk og tobakksbruk er et helseproblem, dette til tross for at jeg har krav på en røykfri arbeidsdag i min arbeidsplass så blir jeg likevel utsatt for røyk fordi folk blåser røyken ut i bussen når de skal gå inn. Folk som nettopp har røyket har mye røyk igjen i lungene tross for at de ikke tror det, og da de puster på en astmatikere da blir astmatikeren sjuk. Astma er en lungesjukdom. Og når en astmatikere blir sjuk da er det lungene som streiker og ikke lenger fungerer som de skal. Parfyme er også et stort problem for astmatikere og gjør sjuk på likt med tobakk. Men parfyme finnes ikke bare på flaske, men er også indullet i en rekke andre produkter alt fra vaskemidler, kremer og lys, toalettpapir, blader, skosåler mv.

I USA og Canada er røyking og parfymebruk forbudt i det offenlige rom også ute i bl.a New York, Los Angeles, Halifax m.fl steder
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-23/us/new.york.smoking.ban_1_smoking-on-public-beaches-smoking-ban-secondhand-smoke?_s=PM%3AUS
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Outdoor-Smoking-Ban-Starts-Tuesday-117581074.html
http://halifax.ca/boardscom/smoking/index.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2004/sep/18/publichealth.weekendmagazine
http://www.crystalspring.co.uk/fragrance-bans-a-5.html

Det finnes ingen vitenskapelig oversikt over forekomst av miljøhemming i Norge, men noen små forsøk på å få kunnskap finnes utført av inneklima.com, og spredte undersøkelser er gjort internasjonalt. En av de mest solide er gjennomført i Kalifornia for vel 10 år siden (Kreutzer, Neutra, Lashuay 1995). I den amerikanske undersøkelsen var det mest plager hos personer med astma (31,5 % mot 13,9 % hos de andre 3%). Mange av de med astma rapporterte alvorligere og /verre reaksjoner enn de uten astma. Av de spurte så er det temmelig nær den forekomst av astma som er funnet i Norge. Man må dok huske at detter er noe gamle tall og antallet med astma øker for hvert år i Norge. Av det totale antall intervjuede var det 6,3% som hadde legediagnostisert miljøsykdom (”environmental illness”) eller multippel kjemisk overfølsomhet. Disse diagnosene øker også i hele verden og også i Norge.

Astma er lik over hele verdenen, lungene fungerer likt uansett land man bor i.

Miljøhandikapp:
http://www.doksenter.custompublish.com/miljoehemmede-fram-i-lyset-.4490900-82143.html
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/the-environmental-impairments/
http://allergiviten.no/index.asp?G=3417&ID=10276

Jeg synes det viser på arroganse å ikke engasjere seg mere i et så viktig tema. 1/4 av Norges innbyggere har det problemet med allergi , astma og sensitivitet.

Astma, allergi og sensitivitet går under loven om Likestilling og tilgjengelighet:

“Likestillings og Diskriminerings Ombudet håndhever diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven (dtl), som forbyr diskriminering på grunn av nedsatt funksjonsevne. Loven har også bestemmelser om universell utforming, jf. § 9, og individuell tilrettelegging, jf. § 12. Flere av de problemstillingene med astma, allergi og sensitivitet kan reise spørsmål etter dtl. ” Likestillings og Diskrimineringsomdudet LDO

Skjerpings.

Annelie Molin


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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?

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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?


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Toxic breath – The naked truth

Personally, I would be glad if the smoke disappeared from the world. I get asthma trouble as fast as smokers breathe on me even if it was a long time since they smoked. Likewise I get sick from standing only next to a smoker with smoke that sits in their clothes, hair, skin, breath etc. I do not have to inhale smoke while they smoke to get sick. Life is difficult. Takes so little to destroy my day. : ( And if one ask them not to smoke, or back off, or say anything about it then one risk they get angry, blame for stigmatize, to be a fanatic, told not to bully smokers, or just do not care about it, etc.. And then I stand there sick.

Smokers complain a lot over have to smoke outdoors in the cold, they complain a lot and say they are stigmatized and feel bullied.

Who actually has the worst situation?  : (

How would you feel like if you got breathing problems as soon a smoker come near?

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I posted this link on Facebook and really fast I got a comment from a person (who by the way smoke) and this person thinks I just sit feeling sorry for myself complaining a lot. Well, I do not feel sorry for myself. But I do feel that smoke is a problem in the daily life. Why I write is because I burn for this subject. This subject is close to me, and therefore I write. This in addition to that I like to write about asthma just like it is, as a readable info for those interested. There are a lot of cliniq information about asthma but it is rare to find any info about how it really is having it. And I have gotten praise from both people and from The Norwegian Astma and Allergi Association for it.


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Discuss: Need prohibitions? – NRK.no

Do we need prohibitions?

Røyking forbudt (Foto: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP)Are we healthy because we are not allowed?

Photo: John MacDougall / AFP
 

Should we thank Høybråten and “the ban tyranny” that we live two years longer than the Danes? – Perhaps life has other qualities than to live long, “says philosopher Lars Fredrik Svendsen.

Today 31 April it is the world’s tobacco-free day.

The adopted unhealthy habits such as regulated by the Tobacco Act. It is forbidden to smoke in public places. We have age limit, “invisible” tobacco products in the store, sky high taxes and anti-smoking campaigns.

And it works. Smokers are becoming fewer and fewer.

Live longer than the Danes

Norwegians are also working longer and live an average of nearly two years longer than the Danes.

The same applies to the Swedes, who like us more than the Danes in their common safety and prevention policies. Or “prohibition tyranny,” as the Danes call it, according politiken.dk.

Is it really true that we can not look after ourselves and need rules and prohibitions to make “correct” choice?

– The State raises to the father figure

Lars Svendsen (Foto: Tor Richardsen/Scanpix) Is a long life so important that the trump everything else? Asks Lars Fredrik Svendsen.

Photo: Tor Richardsen / Scanpix

– We are moving toward a paternalistic society. State exalts himself to father figure and reduce citizens to toddlers who can not make good choices, “says Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo, Lars Fredrik Svendsen nrk.no.

– We must ask ourselves whether this is to live as long as possible is a value which must trump all else, or whether it is one of the many values ​​that life has to offer, “he continues.

Svendsen believes governments should engage in proper course and objective public education, but that when they have done it, it should be up to us to choose whether we want to take a chance or not.

– Everyone knows now the dangers of smoking. If anyone still wants to continue to smoke, knowing that this, statistically speaking, it takes several years of their lives, they must be doing it. We must have the freedom to, for example, weigh up to pet health – and even prioritize what is most important for us, “he said.

– Still lots of freedom

We still have a lot of freedom in Norway, “says Asbjorn Kjønstad.

Photo: Roald, Berit / SCANPIX

Asbjørn Kjønstad (Foto: Roald, Berit/SCANPIX) Svendsen is the polar opposite Asbjørn Kjønstad law professor, he is the man who led the Tobacco Act in the pen. He believes the time is overripe for smoking in Norwegian homes where children are present, especially the children’s room and car.

He would certainly not have alcohol advertising on television, and he thinks the EU’s snuff-denial is a reasonable regulation.

– We still have a lot of freedom in Norway, even though we have a strict alcohol and tobacco laws, “said Kjønstad to nrk.no.

– When it comes to nicotine and alcohol, these drugs are the highly addictive. One does not have the same opportunity to use freedom if one is addicted, “he says.

– Therefore I think it must be regulations on these areas. For decades we have known that passive smoking is a health hazard. Yet many people still smoke with children present. Then it is my opinion about time that lawmakers interferes continues Kjønstad.

Article is Google translated.

Article by NRK.no:
http://www.nrk.no/helse-forbruk-og-livsstil/1.7653973

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Commentary:

I wonder what this guy  Lars Fredrik Svendsen is thinking about? He is a philosopher. Alright he is not a doctor, but surely he understands that smoke is not something you can steer or control in any way? When a person smoke then the smoke gets out in free air, and anyone that is around the person smoking get affected by it. The smoker got no possibility to steer the smoke other directions. They might think they can but the reality is it get dissolved in the air, and all particles of chemicals in it is spread all over. And all the particles spread everyone around them have to breathe in.

This law has come to protect those who work in restaurants and other places where the public have access. Working areas have been protected by the Working environment law from before, so that people working in any firm or business will not be subjected to health damages such as second-hand smoking.

He claim that smokers should have the right  to smoke if they want. He claim it should be in their own free choise to smoke and where they smoke. But what about those who do not smoke because they are children, have chosen not to start smoking, or because they get ill from tobacco smoke – for example people with chronic lung illnesses like asthma, COLD and other respiratory illnesses and difficulties – and also because tobacco smoke is damaging to the health.

As I said before the smoker can not steer the smoke, and even if he could he pollutes the air around and forces others to breathe in the chemicals.

For me and other people who get ill from tobacco smoke this is just as bad as forced feeding. We get forced to smoke – it is lamely called passive smoking – but the more true word would be forced smoking.

And the law have come because smokers got to little knowledge about the large perspective of the damage they do to others, and often is not showing enough consideration and care about those who of any reason have chosen not to smoke. They like to do it, and therefore they do it all over and no matter what. It should not be necessary for an asthmatic person to get an asthma attack every time only to prove to the smokers that they should show consideration. Unfortunately that is the case with to many of those who smoke.

Smokers can smoke if they want, as long as they go out and sit on a root in the forest alone while doing it, then they do not force smoke anyone.

This person Lars Fredrik Svendsen… For being a person Philosophic he does not think longer than his nose reach.

Smoking is toxic, and damaging to the health, and everyone have the right to breathe fresh air, therefore smoking is regulated. If a person chooses to smoke then that person must take what comes along with it – showing other consideration, care, and smoke where it does not hurt or abuse others. That is only common sense and basic good upbringing, but unfortunately to many smokers do not have that in the case of smoking.

I am for one glad for the smoking prohitition, without that my life would be much more limited. And I have the right to work, meet people, go out and breathe without problems just as anyone else. The smoker can do that, so why should I and everyone else not be able to? That is why we got the smoke prohititions. And I hope there will be more prohibitions. There should be a law against using perfume at work and on public transportations too. And there should be a prohibitions against using perfumed cleaning products and perfume at restaurants and such places too. Even asthmatic people need to use the toilet once in a while and without getting an asthma attack.

I think people like Svendsen and others thinking like this is only making a fool out of themselves, and they really do not think of others and no longer than their noses reach.

Maybe they should try having they lung function disabled a couple of months because of their smoke? Maybe then they would understand?

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An ordinary day with asthma – By Annelie Molin 2011

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Dette er noen helt vanlige dager med astma: Jeg våkner om morgenen. Jeg føler meg sliten, noen ganger tenker jeg: “- Har jeg sovet nok i natt, eller er det astma?” Så trøtt. Hiver beinene over sengkanten og kommer meg ut av sengen og går på kjøkkenet for å ta min medisin: inhalerer og tar allergi piller. Først tar jeg mine allergi piller og svelger det med litt vann. Så på en vanlig morgen jeg tar 2-3 inhalasjoner av Symbicort og skyller munnen med vann. Legen min sier jeg må rense munnen fordi hvis jeg ikke gjør det så kan risikere å få en soppinfeksjon i munnen, jeg ønsker ikke det. Soppinfeksjon kan bli en av baksidene med Symbicort Turbuhaler om man ikke skyller godt. Etter et minutt eller to kan jeg kjenne min pust blir bedre og samtidig kjenner jeg meg raskere og mer våken, kroppen får mere oksygen. På en dag da jeg er sjuk og har en forkjølelse da må jeg doble dosen Symbicort til 4-6 inhalasjoner hver gang jeg medisinerer, kanskje mere. Etter frokost er det å enten gå på jobb eller en fridag, ut av huset. Nå er det på tide å møte resten av verden, og omgås med mennesker og alle deres vaner. I en arbeidsdag sitter jeg bak rattet i en buss og møter mange mennesker i en ganske stor by, og de fleste av dem bruker parfyme, og svært mange av dem røyker. De går inn i bussen uvitende om at jeg har astma. De lukter av parfyme, noen har virker som om de har dusjet i den samme morgenen, andre har brukt parfymerte kroppspleie, hår og dusj. Noen bruker gammel parfyme, det kan du lukte fra duften av det. Klærne lukter fra parfyme fra vaskemidler, tøymykner, parfymerte deodoranter og slikt. Parfyme i sin reneste form, parfyme, barbervann, cologne og andre parfymerte produkter. Sterke hårsprayer osv. Lukten treffer nesen min, og det dufter ofte godt. En røyker kastet sigaretten utenfor bussen og går smilende inn dørren mens han blåser røyken ut inne i bussen, røyken ender opp hos meg etterhvert, og noen blåser røyken rett i ansiktet mitt. Siden jeg trenger oksygen som alle andre, så må jeg også puste akkurat som alle andre. Den parfymen og røyken som nettopp rørte nesen min er nå på vei ned til lungene mine. Nå skjer det, jeg kjenner en raspende følelse fra lungene mine, jeg hører og kjenner surkling fra lungene, så får jeg tung pust. Det er betennelsen i bronkiene og musklene rundt bronkeine som kramper i lungene som tetter luftveien. Det er det som skjer ved astma. Det blir vanskeligere å puste, og da kjenner jeg at lungene mine strammer seg sammen og låser seg i en stram posisjon. Jeg begynner å hoste. Hoste er kroppens måte å jobbe hardere for å få luft, og ved å hoste for å få mer luft må jeg også inhalere mer av andre personers parfyme eller røyk som er i lufta, og da får jeg enda mer vanskelig å puste, og jeg hoster hardere og hardere. Det blir en ond sirkel. Kunden spør gjerne om det er virus? Smitter det? Jeg må få frisk luft, derfor åpner jeg sidevinduet, jeg kjenner den friske luften som kommer inn, og jeg snur hodet litt vekk fra kunden for å begrense noe av den parfymen og røyken fra å få direkte tilgang til lungene mine. Jeg prøver å få i meg frisk luft utenfra ned mine luftveier, og hvis det ikke hjelper holder jeg pusten for å unngå å få kundenes parfyme og røyk i lungene mine. Så selger jeg billetten og gir kunden vekselen så fort som mulig. Når kunden forlater køa for å sette seg får jeg det travelt med å ta min medisin Ventoline. 2-3 inhalasjoner eller mere. Ofte hjelper det, men hvis ikke da må jeg ta litt Symbicort også. Da må jeg skylle munnen min med vann. Jeg har ikke toalett ombord, så jeg må gå ut og spytte vannet ut i gaten. Jeg føler meg som en idiot. Jeg lurer på hva de synes som ser meg spytter vann? Vel, vel, jeg må, og jeg har en god grunn. Jeg kan ikke noe for det. De må tro og tenke hva de gjør. Jeg ønsker ikke å få soppinfeksjon av medisinen. Så kommer neste person, og neste og neste og neste… Noen bruker parfyme, andre har ikke sprayet parfyme på seg, men bruker dufttilsatte vaskeprodukter for sine klær, kropp eller hår. Parfymerte produkter lukter også, og den inneholder de samme stoffene som vanlig parfyme og parfymert deodorant. Andre bruker dufttilsatte hårprodukter og hårspray. Det er stoffene i produktene som gjør meg sjuk, som er årsak til pustebesværen, ikke lukten. Det går ned i lungene mine, jeg blir sjuk av det også på likt med ren parfyme. De fleste tenker ikke på at andre også bruker parfymerte produkter, det virker som om de tror i hvert sitt hjørne av verden at det bare er de selv som gjør det. Samlet blir det mye. I hverdagen møter jeg hele tiden folk som bruker parfyme av noe slag. Det er overalt.

Hårspray, det stinker lang veg. Noen mener det lukter godt, og mange mener det er jo så pent. Er det? Jeg blir bare sjuk av det, dessuten, håret blir stivt, lite pent og lite godt å ta på. Jeg liker i hvert fall ikke hår som er stivt og hardt av klister.

Jeg sitter med noen venner. En ruller en sigarett fra Tidemanns Rød tobakk. Vi sitter inne, men min venn røyker alltid utendørs, men da han ruller sin sigarett da spres kjemikalier fra tobakken som treffer nesen min, det lukter ikke så ille i pakken sin, duften og kjemikalier i lukten trenger ned i lungene mine og astma situasjonen kommer i gang igjen. Jeg flytter en meter unna i sofaen, snur hodet mitt og prøve å ikke puste det inn. Jeg sier ingenting. Så går han ut for å røyke. Jeg kan ikke bli med, jeg blir sjuk av røyken. Jeg sitter alene i sofaen og stirrer i veggen. Kjenner meg ensom.

Jeg går til kjøpesenteret for å handle. Jeg spatserer inn i en motebutikk og tenker på å kjøpe en genser. Gleder meg til å finne noe. Jeg går rundt i butikken og finner det jeg leter etter. Gla og fornøyd søker jeg håpefult etter kassan og finner den. Like ved siden av kassan er parfymeavdelingen plassert, egentlig på sidene, og foran, som en hestesko. Kassan er omkrinset av parfymeprodukter. Folk står der og prøver parfyme på seg, de sprayer parfyme fra flaskene. Jeg kan kjenne lukten fra langt borte. Kassan er bare noen skritt unna. Jeg ser på genseren min, og deretter på parfymestanden. Jeg vet at hvis jeg går dit bort til kassan da vil jeg bli sjuk. Med et trist sukk legger jeg den genseren tilbake på hyllen hvor jeg fant den og forlater butikken. Ingen genser til meg, og alt på grunn av parfyme. :'( Jeg går for å ta meg en kopp kaffe istedenfor. Jeg går til kaffebaren.

I kaffebaren der sitter jeg blant mange mennesker. Mange har kledd seg fine for å møte venner. Hyggelig. Det triste ved det er at de også kler seg opp i parfyme. Jeg drikker min kaffe. Føler infeksjonen i lungene snike seg på meg på grunn av parfymen, eg. kjemikaliene den er laget av, sprer om seg i luften. Hvis jeg blir meget plaget da kommer jeg til å bli meget dårlig, og da må jeg reise herfra også.

Møter med en venn på byen. Vi spatserer rundt. Det er en solrik dag og min venn foreslår en kaffe eller en pils i solen. Ok, sier jeg, og tenker for meg selv at dette er fint. Samtidig blir jeg bekymret over røykere fordi jeg vet av erfaring at det fungerer dårlig. Jeg ser meg rundt for å se om det er noen ledige bord, et bord uten røykere sittende rundt det. Ah! Det er et! Vi sitter og bestiller våre drinker og snakker. Halvveis gjennom pilsen og kaffen, og personen ved bordet ved siden av meg tenner en sigarett. Vinden driver røyken i min retning. Jeg kjenner astmaen slå til mot min helse igjen, akkurat som i bussen. Vi sitter ute, det er stort sett lov å røyke der, men bare om det ikke er til plage for andre. De ferreste vet om den regelen, og å krangle med en røyker som ikke kjenner lova er som å ruse med hodet inn i en vegg. Jeg får pustevansker. Det blir ille, og jeg må dra. På grunn av røyken og fordi jeg blir sjuk så må også vennene bryte opp. Kosen ødelagt. Vi betaler for våre drikker og tar en spasertur på kaiene langs kanalen. Noen røykere går foran meg. Jeg blir sjuk av røyken og jeg krysser hit og dit for å unngå deres avgasser, for å kunne klare å unngå å bli sjuk, men jeg klarer det ikke og røyken treffer lungene mine. Jeg blir sjuk igjen. Stille foreslår jeg til mine venner å ta en annen vei i håp om at der ikke vil være noen røykere. Vi går dit. Det er ok for en stund og lungene letter, men så kommer slike røykere og røyk igjen. Jeg går rundt dem i sikk sakk for å unngå det. Vi ønsker å gå inn i kjøpesenteret, der er det ikke tillatt å røyke, der er røykefred inne i kjøpesenteret, deilig, men grunnet røykeforbudet er det slik at folk står foran inngangen for den “siste røyken”, der de røyker seg opp. Røyken er tykk foran dørene. Jeg blir redd og bekymret og tenker at jeg må passere det, jeg vet jo hva som skjer om jeg inhalerer det. Jeg passerer dem, holder pusten for å unngå røyken fordi hvis jeg ikke gjør det da vil jeg bli sjuk igjen. Hvis det er for mange som står der foran døren da jeg skal passere og det tar for lang tid å komme forbi, da kan jeg kanskje ikke holde pusten lenge nok, og får pustevansker igjen.

Kvelden kommer og en idé om å gå til baren kommer opp. Idéer om å gå på pøben kommer for det meste ikke fra meg ettersom jeg ikke liker det så mye, men jeg er ikke negativ til å gå ut hvis jeg blir spurt, sånn for å omgås. Vi ønsker å gå inn inngangsdøren, og kikker spent etter den. Foran pøben i rekken av folk er også folk der røyker overalt. Det er mange mennesker som venter, nesten like mange røyker. All røyk fra menneskene rundt meg går ned til lungene mine. Jeg blir sjuk (på samme måte som jeg sa før) og jeg må forlate køen og la mine venner køe for meg. Jeg står alene langt borte fra de andre. Lurer på hva de snakker om? Jeg føler meg veldig ensom. Vi får endelig gå inn i pøben, får et bord, det er høg musikk og jeg kan knapt høre de andre snakke. Karn ved siden av meg ved nabobordet lener seg fram mot meg for å snakke. Jeg tenker at det kan jo kanskje være hyggelig. Jeg kan lukte røyk i pusten hans. Jeg føler lungene mine protesterer, og jeg får problemer med å puste. Ingen røyking er tillatt inne, men det spiller ingen rolle i denne situasjonen, jeg blir sjuk av kjemikaliene i pusten hans. Jeg unnskylder meg og vender meg til mine venner i stedet. Kanskje han var hyggelig? men jeg foretrekker å spare min helse, ellers må jeg gå hjem med en gang. Der var en mulig venn borte. Vi blir en stund til og snakker, hører på musikk. Hjem igjen. Tid for å gå til sengs. Men først må jeg ta min Symbicort, tar 2-3 inhalasjoner (4-6 om jeg her forkjølet), pusse tennene mine. Og så ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Noen ganger kan jeg ikke sove så godt, og noen ganger våkner jeg også på grunn av astman. Jeg har erfaringer av å våkne opp ved et astmaanfall. Det er en skremmende opplevelse, man kjenner at lungene tar struptak på en og man bråvåkner. Mine lunger kvelte meg, og jeg våknet. Lungene strammet, jeg fikk ikke luft. Måtte skynde på kjøkkenet for å ta medisiner. Astma er ikke noe kjekt.

En ny mandag, en ny uke på jobb. Folk går inn i bussen med sin parfyme og røyk. Jeg selger billetter som forrige uke, og uka før, og uken før det… Jeg fortsetter å bli sjuk av andre sin parfyme og røyk. De lener seg mot meg for å kunne snakke i all støyen i bussen, og igjen og igjen røykeres sin pust utløser min astma, og igjen og igjen blir jeg sjuk.

Etter jobb må jeg gå på shopping. Jeg trenger litt mat og noen vaskeprodukter, rengjøringsmidler og hygieneprodukter. Jeg tar en handlevogn, og rusler ned til hyllene. Tar min juice, brød, margarin, melk, middag, frukt og grønnsaker. Så langt går alt bra. Nå er det på tide å gå inn blandt hyllene for å kjøpe vaske- og rengjøringsmidler. Her er mye å velge mellom, alle slags merker og de fleste av dem er fulle av parfyme, farge og kjemikalier, det jeg ikke tåler. Og midt i iblandt det finner jeg de produktene jeg kan bruke uten å bli sjuk. Problemet er bare at de er plassert blandt alle de produktene jeg blir sjuk av, og for å kjøpe dem må jeg stå midt opp i eimen og avgassingen av alle kjemikalier fra de andre produktene jeg bli sjuk av. Selv om de er i sine pakker er konsentrasjonen av parfymer og kjemikalier i luften så sterk jeg at bli sjuk likevel. Lungene mine tetter og jeg blir sjuk igjen. Hvorfor kan de ikke ha en spesiell hylle på egen hånd for disse produktene? Jeg blir sint, og jeg tenker at jeg har jeg bedt dem så mange ganger! Noen ganger har jeg bokstavelig talt måttet løpe inn i gangen å ta tak i produktet jeg ønsker og så løpe fort ut igjen for å bli så lite eksponert som mulig. Jeg føler meg som en idiot når jeg gjør det. Jeg ser meg rundt for å se om noen så meg gjøre det? Hva ville de tenke? Samme skjer når jeg må kjøpe dusjsåpe, såpe, sjampo og balsam. Alle står plassert i midten av alle merkene jeg bli sjuk av, og jeg må gå gjennom eimen i fare å bli sjuk bare for å kjøpe det jeg ikke blir syk av. Kan jeg få spørre… Hvor idiotisk er det? Det ville vært mer kundevennlig om de hadde en egen reol for allergivennlige produkter.

Ut på tur og aldri sur, og man må etterhvert etter å ha spist og drukkit gå på do en tur. Ser seg om etter et sted der man kan låne toalett, finner en og har det veldig travelt med å komme seg på do. Ja, du kjenner den følelsen? Jeg kommer inn på toalettet som ser rent og ryddig ut og skal til å sette meg, da hører jeg et pffff… fra inni rommet. Jeg ser opp og der på veggen er det montert en duftmaskin som er programmert å spre duft i toalettrommet for å skjule folks egenlukt. Jeg har ikke rukket å bli ferdig men må bare avslutte fordi innholdet i denne duften gir meg akutte astmaanfaller og om jeg ikke kommer meg fort ut da går det ille. Hostende går jeg til en ansatt og informerer om hva som er galet, det ser ofte på meg som et stort spørsmålstegn og sier at det visste de ikke. Dette skjer altfor ofte at det er montert slike apparater og blokker på toaletter og jeg ender opp med å ikke kunne gå inn på do. Aner dere hvor ille det er å måtte velge mellom å gå på do eller å være frisk? (les symtomfri) Jeg har egentlig ikke noe annet valg enn å gå fordi å bli på toalettet da disse avgir seg sine kjemikalier til luften er akutt farlig for meg, jeg ender derfor opp med å ikke få gå på do og min søken med å finne et annet toalett jeg kan bruke fortsetter. Jeg husker en gang jeg måtte innom 4 steder før jeg fant et toalett uten noe som helst slike inretninger, 5. gangen hadde jeg hell. Det er bare ikke greit å forurense luften slik, alle må få puste uten problemer og få kunne bruke doen. Det er langt bedre å vaske parfymefritt oftere og lufte ut.

Kvelden kommer og jeg får en telefon. En venn spør om jeg ønsker å gå på restaurant? Jeg blir veldig glad og sier ja! Kjempehyggelig! Jeg henter deg om en halv time, sier jeg. :) Jeg parkerer utenfor og venter på ham. Når han entrer bilen smiler jeg og sier Hei! og i samme sekund jeg får et astmaanfall. Han glemte at jeg har astma og hadde sprayet etterbarberingsvann over hele seg. Den aftershaven var så sterk, og fylte hele bilen, jeg måtte åpne alle vinduene på vid gavel samtidig som jeg hostet stygt, da lungene prøver å få luft, og tok min medisin. Men medisinen hjalp ikke, den var ikke nokk, det ville ikke gi seg. Det er gjerne slik da man blir eksponert for noe man ikke tåler om det ikke forsvinner fra omgivelsene. Det var kaldt ute og vi kjørte med vinduene helt åpne. Min venn frøs, men jeg kunne ikke lukke vinduene, fordi hvis jeg gjorde jeg ville bli veldig sjuk, jeg måtte ha frisk luft ellers går det ikke. Jeg kan ikke sitte i en bil der er parfyme, og det var en 15 minutters kjøretur til restauranten. Jeg måtte ha vinduene åpne, men selv med vinduene åpne ble jeg sjuk også om det ble bittelitt bedre. Eneste andre alternativet ville vært å la ham ut av bilen og la ham gå hjem. Det opplevde jeg ville vært uvennlig. På restauranten var jeg sjuk hele kvelden. Den etterbarberingsvannet nådde meg over hele bordet, og min helse var avvist hele kvelden. Jeg prøvde å medisinere, det hjalp litt, men det var egentlig aldri slutt på elendigheten. Det var i grunn like ille fra start til slutt. Det var også mulig å høre det på snakkingen min, man må ha god pust for å snakke, luften må ha fri ferdsel i luftveiene. Min pust gjorde at stemmen min hørtes rar og skurrende ut. Etter en stund måtte jeg besøke dametoalettet. Både for å komme gå på toalettet, for å få et avbrekk fra barbervannet hans, og også for å ta medisinen min. Tok min Symbicort medisin (min Ventoline aleine var ikke sterk nok å bekjempe anfallet) og jeg trengte å skylle munnen min. Jeg gikk inn til dametoalettet og en vegg av parfyme i form av vaskemidler og sk. luftoppfrisker møtte meg, luftforurenser er et bedre ord spør du meg. Jeg måtte bare på do, jeg tok medisin, og for å skylle munnen min måtte jeg på do da jeg må spytte ut vannet (det kan man jo ikke gjøre ved bordet) og nå fikk jeg igjen pusteproblemer på grunn av rengjøringsmidler og luftoppfrisker. :( Fra asken igjen i ilden. Jeg renset munnen, og gikk deretter raskt ut igjen, tilbake til bordet og all barbervann. Fortsatt like sjuk. Ingen fred å få. Enda en slutten av en dag kom. Igjen tok jeg mine medisiner før natten. Falt i søvn. Jeg hadde det ikke bra i det hele tatt.

Blandt flere kolleger ble ikke min bønn om hensyn tatt godt imot, da jeg sa noe fikk jeg mye pes. Om dem bare visste hvor ille dagene mine var. Og kunder, jeg smilte alltid og sa hei da de kom inn, men det viste vel i ansiktet mitt at jeg ikke hadde det så godt. Jeg husker spesielt en kvinne som kom for seint til avgangen og jeg var allerede forsinket pga diverse grunner. og var i ferd med å lukke dørrene. Da kommer hun ruslende i ro og mak og jeg sier som vanlig Hei og smiler, og ber henne tenke på å være ute i litt bedre tid neste gang. Jeg gjorde mitt beste for å være vennlig. Da sneste hun bare til meg og sa masse stygt. Jeg var på vippen, det var like før jeg skulle gå hjem og jeg hadde tatt så mye medisiner for å ha frie luftveier og være på jobb at kroppen sa fra. Det var lite sjåfører å tilgå og jeg ville stille opp, men da hun dama der var så ekkel med meg da ga jeg opp, jeg ringte og sjukskrev meg fordi jeg orket ikke lengre.

En gang skulle jeg til butikken med en venn. Vi tok bilen min fra huset mitt. Det var sommer og varmt og jeg hadde bilvinduene åpne. Frisk luft strømmet inn i bilen, det var deilig vær, og vi snakket mye. Det var hyggelig. Jeg kjørte inn i tunnelen på hovedveien. Tunnelen er ganske lang. Jeg glemte å lukke mine vinduer der vi satt og pratet. Tunnelen var fylt med svevestøv og eksos, og det var så tykt av svevestøv og eksos at det var vanskelig å se andre biler. Jeg ble sjuk, det var så mye uren luft i tunnelen. Jeg lukket raskt vinduene for å unngå å få enda mer av det giftige og guffne stoff inn i bilen. Men for seint. Jeg hadde problemer med å puste. Jeg fortalte min venn jeg ble sjuk. Prøvde å finne min inhalator. Den var ikke der. Jeg hadde glemt den hjemme! Å NEI! Ikke bra! Jeg følte lungene bli verre. Men bare kort vei til butikken nå, tenkte jeg. Fra lungene hørte jeg illevarslende lyder. Bare rask inn og rask ut og deretter hjem, tenkte jeg. Vi handlet. Jeg kjente jeg ble verre for hvert minutt. Men min venn ville se på dette og se på det. Ting her og ting der. Jeg følte meg frustrert. Jeg hadde problemer med å puste og for hvert minutt uten medisinen ville jeg enten få det verre eller forbli like ille. Jeg ble irritert, jeg fortalte ham at jeg var sjuk, men han lot som å ikke ta det innover. Men jeg ville ikke lage en scene, så jeg prøvde å være tålmodig. Men lungene ble verre. Til slutt kunne vi endelig gå, og jeg ba ham kjøre. Han protesterte, men jeg sa at jeg kan ikke og ønsket ikke å kjøre i den tilstanden så jeg tvang ham til å kjøre likevel. Vi for hjem til meg. Og jeg skyndte meg å finne min medisin. Det tok en stund før jeg fikk det bedre. Jeg måtte bruke min Optichamber fordi det var så ille. Men etterhvert så ble jeg bedre, og vi fortsatte å jobbe på bilen. Det var noen små ting å fikse. Var det setene i bak eller radioen? Jeg husker ikke. Kjekt å få det gjort uansett. :)

Tidlig om morgenen, jeg skulle jobbe. Det var en frisk og klar dag med frisk luft. Jeg ruslet mot bilen stående på parkeringsplassen. Så hørte jeg raske steg i grusen bak meg. Det var min nabo som var sent ute på veg til jobben. Hun var i en hast for å nå bussen. Jeg sa den er snart reist og at jeg kunne gi henne lift. Jeg kjører forbi sjukehuset hvor du arbeider, sa jeg. Hun ble veldig glad. Vi satte oss inn i bilen. I samme sekund hun lukket døren kjente jeg duften av parfymen hennes. Lungene mine reagerte umiddelbart på det. Plutselig angret jeg min godhet å tilby å gi henne skyss, men nå hadde hun sikkert misset bussen og jeg kunne ikke spørre henne om å gå ut av bilen. Jeg åpnet vinduene uten å fortelle henne at jeg ble syk, og tok noe medisin. Jeg holdt stille om det. Jeg ville ikke fornærme henne. Folk tar det gjerne personlig om man sier noe om parfymen demmes, men jeg tror dessverre jeg vil tenke meg om to ganger før jeg gir henne en tur igjen. Hvis så må hun gå vaske av seg parfymen. Det suger å bli sjuk bare fordi man er snill.

Kommer hjem fra jobb og skal gjøre meg middag. Legger potetene i kasserollen og lar det koke. Lammet jeg hadde marinert siden i går, tanken på det gjør meg sulten. Jeg lar kjøttet i pannen steke, det fizzer i pannen. Matosen sprer seg, det dufter vidunderlig, osen søker sin vei ut av pannen. Viften er på, og prøver å ta bort det meste. Men noe av det glipper og slipper ut og ender i lungene mine. Lungene blir tette igjen og jeg blir sjuk. Jeg må gå bort fra komfyren. Tar medisiner igjen. Jeg står litt vekk fra komfyren mens det er steking og matlaging. Jeg går dit for å snu maten slik at den får bli klar på begge sider. Middagen klar. Hoste. Gah. Men nå er det på tide å spise. Middagen var fantastik! Men fortsatt hoster jeg fra å ha laget den. Nå er det på tide å rengjøre kjelen. Jeg går til kjøkkenet. Spyler varmt vann i pannen og tilsetter noe oppvaskmiddel, bare bitte litt. Jeg tar oppvaskkosten og begynne å rengjøre den. Den fuktige dampen og osen fra stekepannen når nesen min, vandrer ned luftrøret og når lungene. Igjen blir jeg sjuk. Fra asken i ilden. Det er den varme dampen, os fra fett, og krydder. Mine lunger kramper. Jeg hoster. Holder pusten for å unngå å få mere i lungene. Medisinerer. Holder ansiktet mitt vekk fra dampen. Endelig er jeg ferdig. Heldigvis har jeg en oppvaskmaskin så jeg slipper å gjøre all oppvasken for hånd, men stekepannen går ikke i oppvaskmaskinen. Nå tid for litt avslapning. Se en film.

Jeg har ryddet mitt hjem for parfymerte vaskeprodukter, parfymerte rengjøringsprodukter og hygieneprodukter for å hjelpe min helse. Jeg kjøper parfymefritt. Hjemme er det en parfyme- og røykfri sone. I hvert fall her blir jeg ikke sjuk av røyk og parfyme. Vel, det er så lenge de besøkende som kommer hit respekterer det og ikke bruker parfyme og røyk. Både mitt hjem og min bil er en parfyme- og røykfri sone.

Noen ganger tenker jeg på å finne en kjæreste. Noen ganger føler jeg det ville være fint å ha noen, men da har jeg problemet med astmaen min. Jeg kan ikke ha en mann som bruker tobakk, jeg ville bli sjuk av pusten hans og kysset også om han ikke røyker inne. Og så må han ikke bruke parfyme, fordi jeg blir jo sjuk av det også. Så nå er sikkert flere enn halvparten av befolkningen ute av bildet. Så hva er igjen da alle de er sortert ut? På toppen av det etter å ha sortert alle de “giftige” menn ut, må jeg finne noen som matcher meg blant dem som er røyk og parfymefri, og villig til å tilpasse seg. Og hvor å finne ham? For en vidunderlig verden det ville være uten parfyme og røyk. Dager uten sjukdom! Ja i hvert fall symptomfri fordi astma blir man aldri frisk fra, som best kan man håpe på å være symtomfri. Kanskje til og med dager uten medisin? Vel, medisin må jeg ha likevel, men i hvert fall dager med ikke så mye medisiner og færre astmaanfall. Hver gang jeg blir sjuk i astma, dvs astmaanfall og tette lunger, må jeg medisinere mere. Jeg får astmaattacker ofte, og derfor bruker jeg mye medisiner. Hvis jeg utsettes for mindre kjemikalier og irritanter da får jeg mere sjeldent astmaattacker, jeg er mindre sjuk og bruker mindre medisin. Spørs om det finns noen kjekk mann som orket?

De fleste tror at hvis man er “allergisk eller noe” da er det bare å ta medisin, gjerne en pille, og deretter er problemet er løst. Det er ikke det rette svaret. De medisinene hjelper, men de kurerer ikke sjukdommen. Astma og allergimedisin tar bare bort noe av plagene. Reell hjelp er kun i å fjerne ting som gjør en allergisk, astmatisk, sensitiv person sjuk, og i tillegg ta medisin. Og hva som gjør det verre er at hvis man må medisinere, fordi man bli sjuk av ekstern eksponering, er at man blir bombet med alle ting en bli sjuk av hele dagen lang fra så mange kilder når man er andre steder enn hjemme at en må bruke så veldig mye medisin at man får bivirkninger fra medisinene. Bivirkningen er skjelvinger på hendene, man skjelver som en gammel person, hjertet slår fortere og raser avgårde, det slår i et rasende tempo, og det blir press på kroppens funksjoner når man må ta så mye medisiner da man ikke kan unngå alt det man ikke tåler. Det er virkelig en stor kamp å ha i tillegg til pusteproblemer. Det ville virkelig hjelpe hvis det ikke var røyk og parfyme i verden, fordi så mange bruker det daglig overalt, selv over hele verden. Hvor man enn går der er det. Det er vanskelig for meg å tømme resten av verden for parfyme og tobakksrøyk og andre forferdelige kjemikalier slik at jeg kan få det bedre. Dette må du gjøre for meg, du som bruker det.

Blogginnlegg fra 2011.

In English

This is an ordinary day having asthma:
Waking up in the morning. I feel tired, sometimes thinking: have I slept enough tonight, or is it the asthma? So tired. Make myself get out of bed, and walk to the kitchen to take my inhales and allergy pills. First I take the allergy pills. Swallow it with some water. Then on an ordinary day  I take 2 inhales of Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4.5 (that is the strongest available) and rinse my mouth with water. My doctor says I have to rinse because if not I can risk getting a fungus infection in the mouth, I do not want that, that is a backside from the Symbicort Turbuhaler. After a minute or two I can feel my breathing gets better and at the same time I feel quicker and more alert, the body gets its oxygen. On a day when I am sick and have a cold I must double the doze of Symbicort to 4 inhales every time I medicate.

After breakfast and either going to work or a day off, I get out of the house.

Now it is time to meet the rest of the world, and mingle with people and all of their habits. In a work day sitting behind the steering wheel in a bus I meet a lot of people, and most of them use perfume, and very many of them smoke. They enter the bus happy unknowing that I got asthma. They smell of perfume, some even showered in it the same morning. Some use old perfume, you can smell it from the scent of it. The clothes smell from perfume from washing liquids, deodorants and such. The smell hits my nose, and often it smells nice. A smoker tossed his cigarette outside the bus and enters it smiling while he blows the smoke out inside the bus, and some even blow the smoke in my face. Since I need oxygen like everyone else, I also breathe just as everyone else. The perfume and the smoke that just touched my nose is now going down to my lungs. Now it happens, I feel a rasping feeling from my lungs, surcling, I get heavy breathing. It gets harder to breathe, and then I feel like my lungs lock themselves in a tight position. I start to cough. Coughing is the body’s way to work harder to get air, and by getting more air I also inhale more of the other persons perfume or smoke, I get even more hard to breathe and I cough harder and harder. I have to get fresh air. Therefore I open the drivers window. I feel the fresh air coming in, and I turn my  head a bit away from the customer to restrain some of the perfume and smoke to get direct access to my lungs. I try to get in the fresh air from outside down my wind pipe, and if that do not help I hold my breath to avoid getting the customers perfume and smoke in my lungs. As fast as I can I sell the ticket and give the customer the change. When the customer leaves I in a hurry take my medicine Ventoline. 2-3 inhales. Mostly that helps, but if not I have to take some Symbicort Turbuhaler too. Then I have to rinse my mouth with water. I have no toilet onboard so I have to go out and spit the water out in the street. I feel like an idiot. I wonder what they think seeing me spitting water? Well, well, I have to, and I got a good reason. I can not do anything about that. They may think whatever they do. I do not want to get fungus infection by the medicine.

So comes next person, and next and next and next… Some use perfume, other have not sprayed perfume on them but use fragranced washing products for their clothes. They smell too and it contains the same substances as ordinary perfume and deodorant. Others use fragranced hair products and hair spray. I get sick from that too just as from perfume.

Most people do not think of that others also use perfumed products, it is like they think in their corner of the world that only they do that. But everyday all over I meet people using perfume of some sort. It is all ower.

Sitting with some friends. One roll a cigarette from Tidemann’s red tobacco. We sit inside, and my friend is always smoking outdoors. But when he rolls his cigarette the chemicals from the tobacco hits my nose, it does not smell that bad in its package, the scent and chemicals hits my lungs and the asthma situation gets going again. I move a meter away in the sofa, turn my head and try to not breathe it in. Then he go out to smoke. I can not join, I get sick from the smoke. I sit alone in the sofa staring at the wall.

I go to the mall to shop. I enter a fashion store and think of buying a sweater. I walk around in the store and find what I am looking for. I search for the cashier and find it. Next to it the perfume section is located. People standing there trying perfume on, they spray perfume from the bottles. I can feel the scent from far away. Cashier is only a step away. I look at my sweater, and then at the perfume stand. I know that if I go there I will get sick. With a sad sigh I put the sweater back on the shelf where I found it and leave the store. No sweater for me because of perfume. I’ll go have a cup of coffee instead.

I go to the coffee shop. Sit among a lot of people. Many have dressed up to meet with friends. Nice. Sad thing is that they also dress up in perfume. I drink my coffee. Feel the infection on me by the perfume. If it get to bad, I have to leave here too.

Meeting with a friend on town. 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 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 in the bus. We sit outside, the smoker is allowed to smoke there, still I get sick. It gets bad, and I have to leave.

We pay for our drinks and take 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. Silently I suggest to my friend to take another road in hope of there is no smokers. We go there. It is ok for a while, so comes that smoke again. I go around it to avoid it.

We want to enter the mall. It is not allowed to smoke inside the mall 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. I pass it, hold my breath to avoid the smoke because if I do not I will get sick again. 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.

Evening comes and an idea of going to the bar comes up. Idea mostly not coming from me, but I am not negative to go out if I am asked. We want to enter the front door. In front of the pub in the line of people also wanting to get in people smoke all over. There are a lot of people waiting. Almost as many are smoking. All of that smoke goes down to my lungs. I get sick (same way as I told before) and I have to leave the que and let my friend que for me. I stand alone far away from the others. Wonder what they are talking about? I feel very lonely.

We get in the pub, get a table, music is loud and I can barely hear the others speak. Guy next to me at the neighbouring table leans to me to talk. I can smell the smokers breath. I feel my lungs getting tight, and I get trouble breathing. No one in the bar is smoking inside, but it does not matter. I get sick from the chemicals in his breath. I excuse myself and turns to my friends instead. Maybe he was nice, but I prefer saving my health. That was one possible friend gone.

Time to go to bed. But first I must take my Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4,5. Take two inhales (four inhales if I got a cold), brush my teeth. And then ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Sometimes I do not sleep so well, and sometimes I even wake up cause of my asthma. I have experiences waking up by an asthma attack. My lungs were shokeing me, and I woke up. Lungs tight, did not get air. Had to hurry to the kitchen to take medicines.

A new Monday, a new week at work. People enters the bus with their perfume and smoke. I sell tickets like last week, and the week before, and the week before that… I continue to get sick from their perfume and smoke. They lean towards me to be able to talk in all the noise in the bus, and again and again the smokers breath triggers my asthma, and again and again I get sick.

After work I need to go shopping. I need some food and some washing products, cleaning products and hygiene products. I take a shopping cart and stroll down the shelfs. Take my juice, bread, margarine, milk, dinner, fruit and vegetables. So far so good. Now time to enter the shelfs to buy washing and cleaning products. Here is a lot to choose from, all sorts of brands and most of them are full of perfume, color and chemicals. And in the middle of it I find the products I can use without getting sick. Only problem is that to buy them I have to stand in the middle of all the chemicals I get sick from. Even though they are in their packages the concentration of the perfumes and chemicals is so strong I get sick anyway.  My lungs getting tighter and I get sick again. Why can they not have a special section on its own for those products. I get angry, I have asked them so may times! Sometimes I even literally run in to grab the product I want and then run out again. I feel like an idiot doing it. I look around to see if anyone saw me do that? What would they think?

Same thing happens when I must buy shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. All are standing located in the middle of all the brands I get sick from, and I have to enter there in risk getting sick only to buy what I do not get sick from. May I ask.. How stupid is that?

Evening comes and I get a phone call. A friend ask if I would like to go to the restaurant? I get very glad and says Yes! I’ll pick you up in half an hour. : ) I park outside and wait for him. When he enters the car I smile and say hello, and in the same second I get 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. 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 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, but even with the windows open I got sick even if it made it a tiny bit better. 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. The aftershafe perfume reached me all across the table, and my health declined all evening. 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. Both to get to the toilet, to get a break from the perfume and also to take my medicine. Took my Symbicort Turbuhaler medicine (my Ventoline was not strong enought to fight it) 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 cleaners and air-freshener. From the ashes in to the fire. Rinsed my mouth and then quick out again, back to the table and all the perfume. Still sick.

Yet another end of a day came. Again I took my medicines before night. Fell a sleep.  I was not well.

One time I was going to the shop with a friend. We took my car from my house. It was summer and hot and I had my windows open. Fresh air came in the car, and we talked a lot. It was nice. I drove in the tunnel on the main road. The tunnel is rather long. I forgot to close my windows. The tunnel was filled with road dust and smog, it was so thick it was hard to see other vehicles. I got sick. I quickly closed the windows to avoid getting even more of the poisonous stuff in the car. I had trouble breathing. I told my friend I got sick. Tried to find my inhaler. It was not there. I had forgotten it at home! Oh no! Not good! I felt the lungs getting worse. Only a short way to the store now. Only quick in and quick out and then home, I thought. We shopped. But my friend wanted to look at this and look at that. I felt frustrated. I had trouble breathing and for every minute without medicine I would either get worse or stay as bad. I started to get a bit irritated, I told him I was sick, but I did not want to make a scene. So I tried to be patient. Finally we could go, and I asked him to drive. I did not want to drive in that condition. We went home. And I hurried to find my medicine. It took a while before I got better. I even had to use my Optichamber (product info) it was that bad. Then we continued working on the car. There were some small stuff to fix. Was it the seats in the back or the radio? I do not remember. Nice to get it done anyway.

Early in the morning, I was going to work. It was a fresh and clear day with fresh air. I strolled towards the car standing at the parking lot. Then I heard hurrying steps in the growl behind me. It was my neighbour that was late for work. She was in a great hurry to reach the bus. I said I could give her a lift. I am driving past the hospital where you work, I said. She got very happy. We got in the car. In the same second she closed the door I felt the scent of her perfume. My lungs reacted to it. Suddenly I kind of regretted my kindness to ask to give her a lift.  But now she had for sure missed the bus and I could not dare to ask her to step out of the car. I opened the windows without telling her I got sick, and took some medicine. I kept quiet about it. I did not want to embarrass her. But I sadly think I will think twice before giving her a ride again. If so she must go wash off that perfume. Sucks getting sick just because one is kind.

Coming home from work and make myself dinner. Put potatoes in the pan and let it boil.  The lamb shops I marinated since yesterday, the thought of it make me hungry. I put the meat in pan to fry it, it is fizzing in the pan. The cookery fumes  seek its way out of the pan. The cookery fan is on and tries to take away most of it. But some of it slips out and ends in my lungs. Lungs get tight again and I get sick. I have to step away from the stove. Medicates. I stand a bit away from the stove while it is frying and cooking. Go there to turn the food so it get ready on both sides. Dinner ready. Coughing. Now it is time to eat.

Dinner was fabulous! But still coughing from cooking it. Now it is time to clean the pan. I go to the kitchen. Add hot water to the pan and add som washing up liquid, just a tiny bit. I take the brush and start to clean it. The damp and fumes from the pan reach my nose, it wanders down my wind pipe and reach the lungs. Again I get sick. From the ashes in the fire. It is the hot steam, the fumes from the grease, fat and spices. My lungs tighten. I cough. Keep my breath. Medicate. Keep my face away from the steam. Finally I am done. Luckily I got a dishwasher machine so I do not have to do all the dishes by hand. Now time for some relaxation. Watch a movie.

I have cleared my home from perfumed washing products, perfumed cleaning products and hygiene products to help my health. I buy perfume free. At home it is a perfume and smoke free zone. At least here I do not get sick from smoke and perfume. Well, that is as long as visitors are not using perfume and smoke coming here.

Both my home and car is a perfume and smoke free zone.

Sometimes I think of getting a boyfriend. Sometimes I feel it would be nice having someone. But then I have the problem with my asthma. I can not have a man who smoke. I would get sick from his breath and kiss. Also he must not use perfume, I get sick from that too. So now surely more than half the population is gone. So what is left when sorted all of those out? On top of it after sorted all the “poisonous” out, I must find someone who match me among those. And where to find him?

What a wonderful world it would be without perfume and smoke. Days without illness! And maybe even days without medicine? Well, at least days with not as much medicines, and less asthma attacks. Every time I get ill in asthma I must medicate. I get ill often and therefore I use a lot of medicines. If I am exposed to less chemicals and irritants I get less sick and use less medicine.

Most people think that if one is “allergic or something” it is just to take the medicine, and then problem is solved. That is not the right answer. The medicines help, but it do not cure the illness, it only take some of the pain away. Only real help is to remove the stuff that make an allergic, asthmatic, sensitive person ill. And what make it worse is that if one have to medicate to stay a bit more healthy because one get sick from external exposure, is that one get bombed with all the stuff one get sick from all day long from so many sources that one have to use so very much medicine that one get side effects from the medicines like shakes, the heart beats faster, and pressure on the body functions. That is really a big struggle to have in addition to breathing problems.

It would really help if there were no smoke and perfume in the world, because so many uses it daily all over the area everywhere, even all over the world. Where ever one go there it is.

It is hard for me to clear the rest of the world from perfumes and tobacco smoke and other awful chemicals so I can stay more healthy. This you must do for me, you who uses it.

Annelie

You can learn more about asthma here:
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/educational-image-on-asthma/
https://anneliemolin.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/mannitol-test-done/

~o~

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~ Tennessee Williams


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Heavy smokers..

(28. september 2008) Written as an example.. Friday at work I was driving bus as usual. Then at the bus station when I stopped a man entered the bus. His fingers was yellow and black at the fingertips. A heavy smoker, I thought to myself, even though I had not seen him smoking. He entered the bus and asked for a ticket to the city. After just some 20 seconds I felt my lung capasity drop, and this time I was about to have a bad asthma attack. I felt my airways tighten. I felt it coming, so I held my breath to avoid to breathe the fumes from him in ’til I had given the man his ticket and change. Then I hurried to open the side window to get some fresh air. The attack stopped.

You smokers. If you only knew what pain your pleasure is to other people. It is not only ordinary discomfort. It is not only that “others think smoking is a nasty habit… or it smells badly”. It is also a health problem to some. For me it can also be a hazard to my health. Everyone knows what happens if you can not breathe right? For me the problem comes when smokers and people drowned in parfume standing close up in front of me. Some meters away, or for example seated in the back of the bus the smoker or parfumed is no problem, but in a small car it is anohter matter. I have no problem when I am sitting alone in my drivers seat in the bus driving. Because then I am not in contact with the substanse that make me sick. And then I feel I am just as healthy as anyone.
It is not only the smoke that is a plague. For us with asthma it is enough to get in touch with the chemicals that stick to you. Smokers breathe, smokers clothes, parfume a.s. For others it can also be animals, or just about anything else.
Well, mostly you can’t help giving me trouble. And the passenger with the chemicals on do not know I got asthma. Then I mean such people that give me asthma problems cause of their breath or parfume. So one can only forgive them. But those people that enters the bus or any other place and blow the smoke on other people. In this case me. They could really do something about it. Sometimes people smokes outside the bus, throws away the cig and enters the bus blowing the smoke out inside the bus. I get the smoke in my face, or in the air around me, and I get sick from it. It is rude and uncaring to others. Every day I have to tell some smokers not to smoke in front of the bus doors, and not to blow out smoke in the bus. I hate to be a nag. Nagging, actually that is not really me. I am not a nagging person. But they who smoke in a uncaring way make me become such a person.
As a bus driver I also have the responsibility for the passengers well-being and having a nice trip. Not all like smoking, and also there can be people with asthma onboard among the passengers. So what can you as a smoker do to help us?
  1. Do not smoke before you enter the bus, in front of doors, inside buildings, at bus stops a.s.
  2. Keep the smoke away from other people.
  3. Change clothes everyday.
  4. Maintain a good personal hygiene.
  5. And do not smoke so much (if you can help it).
  6. If you use parfume. Remember that less is more.
You think I am a nag?  Well, I am not. I and others with asthma just want to be able to do what everyone else takes for granted. To breathe easily.
/ Annelie
  (Other things that can make my asthma popup is when in contact with tobacco, parfume or other chemicals).
28. september 2008 14:48