Eliminate Chemical Warfare Disguised as Fragrance
Growing Health and Environmental Hazard, Fragrance Chemical Exposure Is Hazardous To Everyone!
skin, your body's largest organ, absorbs fragrance chemicals by direct
application, by contact with fragranced items, and by exposure to air containing
of the chemicals in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum (aka oil).
Many are the same chemicals in cigarette smoke, and yet the fragrance
industry remains unregulated.
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are specially formulated and used for public behaviour control.
292 million Americans
regularly wash and dry their clothes. Most use fragranced laundry products
which pollute the water and the air.
products fragrances accumulate in fabrics and are very difficult to remove
Waste water treatment
does not remove the constantly increasing quantity and types of fragrance
If you use laundry
facilities where other people use fragranced products, your laundry will
absorb their fragrances.
by Greenpeace in 2005 discovered that at least 36 well-known perfume brands
contained two toxic man-made chemicals "phthalate esters and synthetic
* Some fragrance
chemicals can alter the skin's surface tension,
the absorption of other chemicals into the skin.
* 1-2% of
the population may have a skin allergy to fragrances
easily volatilize and linger a long time in the air. Clothing and bedding
washed and dried with fragranced products provide a constant exposure to
fragrance chemicals that are absorbed and inhaled. Infants'
skin is especially susceptible.
specifically make fragrances to be long-lasting and their breakdown products
can be more toxic than the original substances.
Effects, fragrance chemicals affect the brain and nervous system,
some effects being immediate and transistory, and other effects being chronic
and long lasting.
*Effects on the
nervous system can occur from chemicals absorbed, inhaled, or ingested.
Fragrances can: modify brain blood flow, alter blood pressure, pulse and
mood and trigger migraine headaches and some have potent sedative effects
are specially formulated and used for public behaviour control.
* Fragrances can
trigger asthma in school-age children.
is now the leading serious chronic illness among youth, afflicting nine
million American children.
* 72% of asthmatic
cite fragrance as a trigger, asthma rates have doubled since
* 15% of people
experience lower airway irritation from fragrance exposure
often contain large amounts of phthalates (used to impart an oily moisturizing
film and to help dissolve and fix other ingredients in fragrances) a group
of toxic chemicals, that are known estrogen and testosterone hormone disrupters.
* Article link: Health
Care Without Harm, a research and action group, found
phthalates in most of the popular beauty products they tested.
*100% of people
tested have phthalates in their urine.
* Studies suggest
diethyl phthalate, commonly used in fragrances and personal care products,
the DNA of sperm in adult men, which can lead to infertility, may be linked
to miscarriages and birth defects, and may led to cancer and infertility
in their offspring, Phthalates have been associated with thyroid
disorders, premature breast developments in baby girls and abnormal sexual
development in male fetuses and infants (hypospadias and undescended testicles)
Phthalates are found in the blood of pregnant women at levels of concern.
They can cross the placenta and are found in breast milk. Women are exposed
to phthalates at home, at work, everywhere.
fragrance chemicals can be absorbed, inhaled or ingested, they can possibly
affect any organ or system. A combination of limited human data and a wealth
of animal studies show that phthalates, as only one of many chemicals in
fragrances, can impair reproduction and development, alter liver and kidney
function, damage the heart and lungs, and effect blood clotting.
* Many air
fresheners contain the pesticide paradichlorobenzene, a carcinogen.
Indoor and outdoor air quality
Fragrances are volatile
compounds and they are constantly released into the air and cause extensive
indoor and outdoor pollution. Many people find it difficult
to enter public buildings, attend public events, stand near people or walk
outdoors due to fragrances present in the air. A Norwegian study found
synthetic musk fragrance compounds in outdoor air, even in a remote area.
Hazards of the most 20 Common Chemicals Found in 31 Fragrance Products
Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Analysis of the 1991 EPA Study
* Cancer - death
due to respiratory failure
* Neurotoxic reactions
(central and peripheral nervous system), coma, convulsion,
headache, depression, dizziness, irritability, confusion, panic attacks/anxiety,
memory loss, impaired concentration, drowsiness, insomnia, impaired vision,
stupor, spaciness, giddiness, slurred speech, twitching muscles, tingling
in the limbs, loss of muscular coordination. The continuous low-level exposure
to neurotoxins can lead to progressive and permanent brain damage.
* Inhalation of
fragrance can cause asthma
* Eve irritant,
drying and cracking of skin, fatigue
* Damage to the
immune systems, kidney and liver damage
* Nausea, vomiting,
abdominal pain, drop or rise in blood pressures
One in five people
experiences health problems when exposed to fragrances.
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article was authored by Klaus Ferlow , HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist,
Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, B.C. est. 1926), innovator, lecturer,
researcher, writer, President, founder and co-owner with his two sons Peter
and Harald, CH (chartered Herbalist) of Ferlow Botanicals, Div. of Ferlow
Brothers Ltd, Vancouver, B.C. manufacturing/distributing organic toxin-free
medicinal herbal and personal care products to professional health &
wellness practitioners in Canada and parts of USA since 1993. The company
was founded in 1975. Klaus is also President of the "Hearts to Health Foundation"
and on the Board of Directors of the Health Action Network Society (HANS),
Burnaby, B.C. est. 1984. www.ferlowbotanicals.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
His educational articles have been published in dozens of Canadian Health
Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers and numerous websites around the world.
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