Air Fresheners Contain Dangerous Chemicals ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Air Fresheners Contain Dangerous Chemicals

Many consumers are unaware that the air fresheners and candles they use in their homes may contain hazardous and unregulated ingredients. Environmental health expert Albert Donnay says, "Among the hundreds of unregulated ingredients used in fragranced products, researchers have identified chemicals that are listed by the US EPA as hazardous, neurotoxic, carcinogenic, and teratogenic. Fragrance products designed to burn such as candles and incense also release hazardous particulate matter and carbon monoxide. The long-term effects of inhaling these pollutants are unknown, but it is clear that even exposures of a few seconds can provoke serious respiratory and neurological symptoms in people with hypersensitivity disorders such as asthma, migraine and multiple chemical sensitivity. Most at risk are infants due to their smaller lungs and still developing nervous systems."

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