How To (Legally) Poison Your Baby’s Air

It should be illegal to sell products that disperse secret, unregulated, ingredients into the air people have to breathe, especially children.

Children need clean air to breathe! Clean air is air without petrochemicals in it.

fragranced baby poison 1These things emit hazardous chemicals. It is not cute or fresh to poison kids!

It’s time to stop and think about what is going into the air we expect children to breathe.

Breathing is not optional!

When children’s hospitals enact policies banning fragrance use on their premises, you know there are good reasons to be concerned:

Sick Kids Hospital Fragrance-free Policy

air wick baby: some relevant bits and pieces from hard to find info they posted about a product they sell to use in baby’s rooms

Proprietary fragrance Mixture 90 – 100 %

CAUTION: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. Prolonged or frequent skin contact may cause an allergic reaction. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. DO NOT ingest


Inhalation Move to fresh air. Get medical attention. !!!

Moderate 2 Health Effects (2 out of 5, numbers used between 0 and 4)

Emergency overview

CAUTION: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. Prolonged or frequent skin contact may cause an allergic reaction. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. DO NOT ingest
(and how do people avoid this if it’s in the air we breathe and live in? Ever smell like smoke from being in a smoky room or near a fire? Same thing from being in an enclosed space with fragrance chemicals, you will be saturated in these “proprietary” secret chemicals)

Potential environmental effects This product has not been tested

Personal precautions Keep unnecessary personnel away. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

Environmental precautions

Do not discharge into lakes, streams, ponds or public waters.
Advise authorities if product has penetrated drains, sewers or water pipes
Methods for containment Stop leak if you can do so without risk. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

Methods for cleaning up

Remove sources of ignition. Before attempting clean up, refer to hazard data given
above. Small spills may be absorbed with non-reactive absorbent and placed in suitable,
covered, labelled containers. Prevent large spills from entering sewers or waterways.
Contact emergency services and supplier for advice.
Never return spills to original containers for re-use.

The composition of our fragrances

“Just like the flavors of your most favorite foods or beverages, the exact composition of each of our individual fragrances is kept at the utmost level of confidentiality. However, what we can share with you is information about the palette of ingredients that are used to create each fragrance.

The ingredients that go into creating the perfect fragrance are not just any ingredients. They are carefully chosen from a palette of a little over 3,000 materials reviewed and approved by the International Fragrance Association, known as IFRA. An alphabetized list of these fragrance materials can be viewed ..“(on IFRA’s website, and includes chemicals like benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, and other potent neuro-toxins, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, etc. The fragrance industry is self-regulated.)

For some details, see:

Toxic Chemicals In Air Fresheners and Health Effects


RB’s Additional Guidelines

“… RSE is responsible for ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of our products for their intended use and across all of their lifecycle stages. Regulatory teams in individual national businesses work alongside our global RSE and R&D functions to ensure that we correctly understand and comply with all national product regulations.”

NOTE: Industry has a lot to do with writing regulations that protect their profits over and above our health. Anyone who brags about complying with regulations is admitting to doing the least they possibly can.

“We develop medicines, consumer health aids and supplements that both manage or improve minor, acute or chronic ailments and maintain or improve health and general well-being (including sexual health). This can include systems to help diagnose or monitor these ailments.”

We have a serious problem when companies that manufacture and profit from selling products that harm health also manufacture and profit from products designed to treat health problems.

For more links and resources regarding children and fragrance chemicals, see:

Be Fragrance-Free, Especially for the Children

choose to be fragrance-free 3

4 responses to “How To (Legally) Poison Your Baby’s Air

  1. Hi Linda
    Johnson and Johnson who make Glade FEDs are now attempting transparency by putting up their *database* of ingredients. Full disclosure? I think not: there are many of their own ingredients, which obviously are hidden behind propriety names that probably still include a bunch of harmful chemicals. Example: Clariant Solvaperm® Violet RSB http:// www. /en-us/ingredients/C/clariant-solvapermreg-violet-rsb.aspx

    I couldn’t find any Benzene. This is an ingredient in cigarettes and fragrances so was the first one I looked for (seeing they both act like nerve agents on some people). However, I did find Benzyl Benzoate and god knows what else. It just makes me so frigen tired. The company is obviously trying to make themselves look like they are doing the right thing by poisoning us all and then publishing full disclosure?

    Interested in yours and others thoughts on this.

  2. National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation …

    Reduce Chemical Irritants

    Step 1: Learn about chemical irritants

    Chemical irritants are compounds that usually have a noticeable smell and can irritate your child’s lungs and make their asthma worse even if you child is not allergic.

    Chemical irritants are found in:
    Scented air fresheners
    Scented candles
    Household cleaners
    Car exhaust
    Building materials such as vinyl flooring and particle board

    Step 2: Take action

    Do not use air fresheners, scented candles, incense, or cleaning chemicals with strong odors in your child’s bedroom.

    Make sure your child is at school or out of the house when painting, using glues or adhesives, or cleaning chemicals with strong odors.

    Use non-fragranced cleaners or polishes you rub on rather than spray.

    Store paints, glues, and cleaning chemicals in a closed cabinet in the garage or an area far away from your child’s bedroom.

    When buying new furniture allow it to “air out” in the garage or other non-occupied space for a few days before bringing it into the house.

    When replacing carpet or painting, open the windows and provide plenty of outside air for several days after the work is completed.

    Do not allow your car to run in an attached garage.

    Always use the fan on your stove or open a window when cooking.

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