Air Fresheners: Home Detox
Seriously, stop using synthetic Air ‘Fresheners’! Currently there are no required safety testing for cleaning products (which includes ‘Air Fresheners’). The labeling requirements for Air Fresheners do not prohibit the use of distracting, vague “buzz words” that are not truly descriptive of the results, actions or manufacturing process… and chemicals only need to be highlighted when they will cause immediate harm (not if prolonged exposure is bad).
This brings us to Phthalates- (I pronounce this word as Thalate). Oh boy, these things are horrible… and they are found in basically every ‘Air Freshener’ out there, even if they are labeled as ‘unscented’ or ‘all natural’. Phthalates are chemical constructs used to help make plastics less brittle… but they are also found in ‘Air Fresheners’. It is unclear what the manufacturers are using them for (see above as to why they get away with it) but they are making their way into your body.
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"Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be particularly dangerous for young children and unborn babies. Exposure to phthalates can affect testosterone levels and lead to reproductive abnormalities, including abnormal genitalia and reduced sperm production. The State of California notes that five types of phthalates -- including one that we found in air freshener products -- are 'known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.'" -- Natural Resources Defense Council
Beyond Phthalates, synthetic fragrances are often linked to increased instances of Asthma and Asthma like symptoms in people. Unfortunately, (and often the case) when people experience symptoms they see it as a need to use more Air Fresheners, and thus perpetuate the problem.
RECOMMENDATION; Stop using commercial air fresheners. Today.
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