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Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

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26 February 2009

Air Fresheners - Health Compromisers ... Feb 26, 2009

I was talking to some friends the other day and someone mentioned being allergic to air fresheners which got me thinking I have to see if there's really such a thing.

What I found out was well more than just there IS such a thing as being allergic to air fresheners - there are devastating results to prolonged exposure as well.

It was then interesting find that some air freshener manufacturers actually admit that their products may cause cancer.

Have you been exposing your family and loved ones to this silent killers?

Amongst some of the symptoms found as a result of long exposure to air fresheners are
1. respiratory problems and headaches
2. increase in asthmatic attacks
3. chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases like emphysema and bronchitis.
4. increased fatigue and dizziness
5. odd behavior as a result of neurotoxity

The American Lung Association also points out “Some people with these diseases are exquisitely sensitive to anything in the air that’s not natural and will develop allergic-type reactions.”

For some additional reading you might like to check these links out
And imagine the amount of non-biodegradable containers we contribute to killing our environment as well when these containers are done with.

The Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety (DOSH) was in the papers this morning - I guess this must be an increasing problem if DOSH is asking for employees to make reports (read here)

Anyways, I always believe better safe than sorry, so maybe you might want to rethink over-doing making your house smell all sweet and nice like :)) ... it could be killing you slowly but surely.

Added on 27th Feb

More links to read if you like:

2 comments:

nanda666 said...

I agree. I start coughing badly if I smell air fresheners (The spray type) so we don't use it at home at all. I have a gel version in the car and that seems ok.

akuani said...

it's usually the aerosol type even if they are water based their chemical mix is well quite interesting and health compromising ...