Do you use air fresheners? After reading this you will seriously consider using them in your home! Sadly, the chemicals found in the space we spend most of the day, released by the products that supposed to clean and refresh the air in it, can be sometimes fatal.
Many of our health problems are rarely attributed to them, but they can be the major factors to our bed health, as they are accumulating in our body very slowly over a period of years and no doctor will think about them. But yet the victims of these air fresheners mostly suffer from the so called new-age diseases, like chronic fatigue syndrome, some strange form of cancer and genetic disorders.
If you want to know why your immune system is so weak, you are always fatigued and you or some family members have some mystery illness and genetic disorders, you can find the answer in your cleaning agents, foods, “healthy” products (canola, margarine, soy) and last but not least in your air fresheners.
The long-term consequences on our overall health of all these hazardous products is pretty worse than any infection or illness.
In a study concluded by the Natural Resources Defense Council, was discovered that air fresheners undergo no safety testing. That by itself is pretty disturbing, as they contain high levels of phthalates, which are very harmful to children and pets. Even the so called “All-Natural” and “unscented” products were filled with these chemicals.
“Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be particularly dangerous for young children and unborn babies. Exposure to phthalates can affect testosterone levels and lead to reproductive abnormalities, including abnormal genitalia and reduced sperm production. The State of California notes that five types of phthalates — including one that we found in air freshener products — are ‘known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.’” Natural Resources Defense Council
These harmful products contain volatile organic compounds that can cause desolation in the airways.