Due to the increasing numbers of people with allergies and sensitivities to, and injuries from VOCs and other fragrance ingredients, there is a growing need for fully verified fragrance-free supply chains.
Many of us need products and foods handled in such a way from beginning to end, as to prevent first, second and third hand fragrance and other chemical contamination.
Organic food that has been handled by someone with scented hand lotion, or that has sat in a store full of fragrance molecules will absorb those chemicals, and potentially be as toxic as food that has pesticide residues (for people who must, for medical and health reasons, avoid petrochemical exposures). Clothing, bedding toilet paper and other materials also absorb fragrances, which can be hard (if not impossible) to remove.
This presents a business opportunity for entrepreneurs, to provide a service for people whose health depends on it, as well as for those who wish to prevent health problems.
Pesticides, mold and volatile chemicals also need to be avoided in these supply chains, as any airborne contaminants can settle on and in the foods and products.
People handling any and all materials need to ensure their hands and bodies are free from any and all fragrance, latex and other allergens and chemical residues.
Buildings would have fragrance-free and non-toxic maintenance policies regarding all products used for cleaning floors, carpets, equipment, washrooms, etc.
Customer products would be shipped in packaging that does not allow cross-contamination from delivery services, ensuring safe receipt of product orders.
Would you be interested in working on a campaign to have select retailers create verified fragrance free supply chains for basic essentials?
Would you call your favorite providers and ask them for verified fragrance-free foods, products and materials?
Product manufacturers could also be persuaded to provide products and materials that are non-toxic, VOC free and safe for the most vulnerable populations to use indoors without months of off-gassing or other detoxing required. I am thinking of electronics like computers, phones, etc, which are known to have serious toxic off-gassing issues.
Contamination from first, second and third hand fragrance ingredients is a serious issue for so many people, making verified fragrance-free supply chains a business opportunity waiting to happen.