Fresh or foul? Smells are all around us – how significant are they? (Part 2)
Looking out the train window at the farmland of Iowa, I can imagine the air is fresh! This is not the case inside our homes necessarily nowadays. Since I made the change to cleaner naturally scented home products there has been more research published on the dangers of synthetically scented consumer goods.
Of particular interest was an article by Carol Potera, in Environmental Health Perspectives in January 2011 (Vol 119, Number 1) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018511) about research undertaken by Anne Steinemann and colleagues, at the University of Washington, Seattle into volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by common household products. “They tested 25 air fresheners, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, disinfectants, dish detergents, all-purpose cleaners, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, and shampoos. … Each product emitted 1-8 toxic or hazardous chemicals, and close to half (44%) generated at least 1 of 24 carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants”.
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