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 Author: Allee Barr
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 8:21 am 
Anyone who wears or lives with someone who uses fragranced products of ANY kind (personal products or household cleaners, air fresheners, etc) should read this:

Here is the link to eye-opening info:

http://www.ewg.org/notsosexy?utm_source ... ign=toxics

Here is a snippet of info from this site:
Fragrance, perfume & cologne –
what’s the difference?
Perfumes, colognes and body sprays are often called “fragrances.” But under U.S. law, the term fragrance is defined as a combination of chemicals that gives each perfume or cologne its distinct scent. Fragrance ingredients may be produced by chemical synthesis or derived from petroleum or natural raw materials. Companies that manufacture perfume or cologne purchase fragrance mixtures from fragrance houses (companies that specialize in developing fragrances) to develop their own proprietary blends. In addition to “scent” chemicals that we actually smell, perfumes and colognes also contain solvents, stabilizers, UV absorbers, preservatives and dyes. These additives are frequently, but not always, listed on product labels. In contrast, the chemical components in fragrance itself are protected as trade secrets and described on the label only as “fragrance.”

I've known about this for years. There is increasing incidence of asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and early puberty, as well as other health problems that didn't exist to this extent when we were younger... just how much of this is linked to chemicals in our body products... or household products that use unregulated fragrance? Scent-free products or those that use only plant-derived organic essential oils (ones that aren't extracted with chemicals) are a better option (though some folks can still be sensitive to these smells too...like citrus, for example).

Please read this and pass it on. Here's to a healthier world. love, Allee

PS- If anyone would like more info about the downside of fragrances, please contact me.

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Eden Energy Medicine & N.A.E.T.
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