This is special, so special that you might be inspired in ways that surprise you!
MYSTERY… Should we trust the fragrance industry with our loved ones health?
We could buy products that are made by a self regulated industry that believes it’s ok to include many harmful chemicals (derived from petroleum and other fossil fuels) in their products (according to their member’s voluntary disclosure of over 3000 ingredients, which is as close to disclosure as they come) or we can show our love for each other by doing things that nurture long term health and well-being for each other and the planet we all depend on for life.
The choice is ours once we know it exists.
Here are a few more nourishing ideas for gifts of love:
Posted in Air Quality, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Friendship
Tagged allergies, asthma, Chemicals, Fragrance, hazardous air pollutants, indoor air quality, love, natural, petrochemicals, phthalates
Freshening the air is big business these days. Polluting the air is also very profitable. Sadly, it’s usually similar chemicals polluting the air as are in the substances sold to “freshen” it.
What does fresh air smell like?
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Health, Pollution
Tagged air purifiers, allergies, asthma, cancer, Chemicals, chronic health problems, environmental sensitivities, fresh, hazardous air pollutants, IAQ, indoor air quality, revolutionary, sensitive to pollution, toxic, toxic chemicals, toxic textiles
The world is an exceedingly strange place when products that are designed to kill unwanted and uncared for “pests” have fragrance chemicals added to change the way they smell, and those fragrance chemicals are better regulated than the ones in products we living (wanted and cared for?) humans are sold, for intimate use, on a daily basis.
1.indicating a person or thing that kills: insecticide
2.indicating a killing; murder: homicide
How is it that the fragrances added to pesticides are more regulated than the fragrances we are exposed to 24/7 now, from laundry, personal care, cleaning products, scented candles and air “fresheners” (among others, as everything is fragranced these days)?
Posted in Air Quality, Ecocide, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Pesticides
Tagged Fragrance, fragrance chemicals, fragrance ingredients, hazardous air pollutants, health hazards, laundry products, perfumes, pesticides, petrochemicals, product safety, public health risks, regulations, scented products, toxic chemicals
I have heard that new ads are out and insinuating people will somehow feel richer merely by inhaling mysterious blends of chemicals. Please don’t be fooled. Seriously.
“Unstopables … will add an indulgent level of luxurious scent to every load of your laundry. Add as much as you wish for up to 12 weeks* of scent enhancement so you can smell like the lifestyle you—and your wardrobe—deserve.”
They fail to mention that your neighbors who get migraines may think that the “scent enhancement” emanating from your dryer vent (which was designed to emit moisture, not chemicals) is not such a good thing for them, their asthmatic children, or for their aging parents who have lung disease and whose window is yards from your vent.
Apparently we also don’t deserve to know what we’d be inhaling if we use these things! P&G will only refer us to the self-regulated fragrance industry’s voluntarily disclosed list of over 3000 ingredients, most of which are petroleum derived. (Scroll down for a PDF of the list, which took quite a bit of sleuthing around their other website to find).
I’ve designed a few new ads for them, simplifying some of their marketing messages into plain English for you :
There’s more, much more…
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Brain, Environmental Health, Fibromyalgia, Fragrance, Health, Human Rights, Indoor Air Quality, Pollution, Products
Tagged allergies, asthma, barriers to access, brain fog, brain injury, buzz, cancer, Chemicals, child health, cognitive problems, drugs, EDCs, Fragrance, fragrance-free policy, hazardous air pollutants, hormones, images, impaired, inhalants, laundry, luxurious scent, MCS, MCS/ES, petrochemicals, phthalates, toxic chemicals, toxic trespass
(This post is for us, not so much for those who’ve made it clear they can’t hear us)
There have been a lot of online arguments lately, where people just aren’t listening to each other. I know this phenomenon isn’t limited to what’s happening online either, especially when it comes to people choosing petroleum based fragrances (or other petrochemical products and materials) over family and friends, or worse, over the health of their children! (yes, it happens, and it’s happening far too often these days)
(naninanipoopoo is something my kids used to say when they wanted me to know they weren’t going to listen to me)
Then, just like the fragrance industry is doing, by creating fragrances for absolutely everything, I too was inspired to come up with a fragrance for that: Continue reading
Posted in Air Quality, Change, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Images, Public Health
Tagged allergies, asthma, be fragrance-free, cancer, children, denial, environment, fragrance chemicals, friendship and fragrance, hazardous air pollutants, headaches, It's good for me, It's good for you, MCS, naninani poopoo, petrochemicals, unexplained health problems
Sometimes when words fail me, images take their place. Lately words have been failing me, so I’ve been playing with my photo program. I thought I’d share some of the results with you here. You can click on them, to enlarge them.
What kind of a world are you eating for?