A Blog Dedicated to Shedding Light on the Truth About Scented Products

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Did you know that roughly 1500 research papers discuss the toxicity of scented products and that a single scented product can have up to 1500 chemicals in it? If you find that hard to believe, you may be even more taken aback to learn that scented products emit registered pesticides, hazardous air pollutants and probable human carcinogens with no safe exposure level.

The implications regarding child-health are particularly disturbing. Prenatal exposure to the hormone disrupting chemicals that stabilize and disperse scent are linked to attention and behavioural disorders in children. The developmental toxins in scented products are harmful to children, too.

Yet scented products are all around us. How can this be? Unfortunately, the organizations responsible for protecting public health tend to have a long history of voluntary compliance with industry.

Trade secret laws protect the identity of fragrance chemicals from disclosure on labels. And, the fragance industry’s powerful lobbies keep consumers in the dark, cleverly disguising the truth about their products, while they reap billions of dollars in profits at the expense of public health.

I hope you’ll sit awhile to explore my well-supported articles about the health risks of scented products. You can also find tips about healthy alternatives to scented products here and some perspectives about living with scent allergies that might surprise you.

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