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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

Even "green" fragranced products give off many chemicals that are not listed on the label, including some that are classified as toxic. A study of 25 of the most popular scented products showed they emit 133 different chemicals, of which only two are listed anywhere.

An interesting article in the Science Daily about a study, although carried out in America and makes reference to American legislation, which analyzed air fresheners including sprays, solids and oils; laundry products including detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets; personal care products such as soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorant and shampoos; and cleaning products including disinfectants, all-purpose sprays and dish detergent. All were widely used brands which are almost certainly available worldwide in different formats.

My family has certainly experienced uncomfortable or adverse effects when using some commonly available products in the home.

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