Here’s a good three minute PSA from Frederick Community College about going fragrance-free:
Fragrance chemical pollution is as harmful as smoke, and has serious short and long term impacts on health and productivity.
Fragrance in the workplace: what managers need to know by C De Vader (2009)
Journal of Management and Marketing Research
” It took decades for the workplace to acknowledge the dangers of smoking and to recognize the deadly effects of exposure to second-hand smoke. Once acknowledged, it was a few more years before the workplace became safe for workers from the dangers of second hand smoke. This paper suggests that fragrance is following the same trajectory”…
Presentation: Fragrance-Free Workplaces For Healthy Employees
- Canadian Lung Association Pollution & Indoor air quality – Scents
- CDC Indoor Environmental Policy protects those with chemical sensitivities
- Dr. Anne C. Steinemann Resources: Fragrance-Free Policies, CDC Indoor Environmental Quality Policy, Leaders for Healthier Air, Air Freshener Fact Sheet, Green Clean Fact Sheet , Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners, Toxic Chemicals in Fragranced Laundry Products
- Fragrance Fact Sheet from the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health & Environment
- Fragrance free policies from around the world
- Fragrance What’s that smell?
- Health Care Without Harm on fragrance chemicals
- Physicians for Social Responsibility Fact sheet on fragrances Fact sheet from PSR on fragrances in consumer products and their impact on human health.
- Women’s Voices For The Earth Reports about fragrances and toxic chemicals in everyday products
Sea Change: Chemical fragrances may prove hazardous to health
Concern grows about effects of untested and unrestricted ingredients in laundry and body products.
Expert Panel Confirms that Fragrance Ingredient Can Cause Cancer
The Addictive Power of Toxic Perfumes and Colognes
Chemical exposure a bigger threat than climate change
Prevention: Air of danger
“We’ve got to stop pouring this carcinogenic stuff out into the economy so that people don’t get cancer in the first place,”
While fragrance chemicals aren’t the only source of indoor and outdoor air pollution, they are one of the easiest ones to address and eliminate.