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This topic explore how air fresheners, scented cleaning products, scented laundry detergents, and perfumes may affect health.
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TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FRAGRANCE LAUNDRY PRODUCTS AND HEALTH EFFECTS - Dr. Anne Steineman

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

"Here are some of the ingredients found in the popular metered air fresheners—you know, the ones that are battery-operated and pump out mists of supposed sanitizers several times an hour..."

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Romantic, Candle-lit Dinners: An Unrecognized Source Of Indoor Air Pollution

Romantic, Candle-lit Dinners: An Unrecognized Source Of Indoor Air Pollution | Fragrance Chemicals & Health | Scoop.it

"Burning candles made from paraffin wax -- the most common kind used to infuse rooms with romantic ambiance, warmth, light and fragrance -- is an unrecognized source of exposure to indoor air pollution, including the known human carcinogens, scientists report."

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Video: Everyday Chemicals & Breast Cancer

Video: Everyday Chemicals & Breast Cancer | Fragrance Chemicals & Health | Scoop.it

In this ABC News video, women who are concerned about breast cancer are recommended to avoid a number of chemical air pollutants, including fragrance chemicals.

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TOXIC CHEMICALS IN AIR FRESHENER AND HEALTH EFFECTS - Dr. Anne Steinemann

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Study Highlights Hidden Dangers In Everyday Products -- Even The "Green" Ones - Forbes

Study Highlights Hidden Dangers In Everyday Products -- Even The "Green" Ones - Forbes | Fragrance Chemicals & Health | Scoop.it

"A first-of-its-kind, peer-reviewed study published in Environmental Health Perspectives... reveals an alarming number of unlabeled chemicals of concern in commonly used household and personal care products" ...

 

"Fragranced products – including air fresheners, dryer sheets, and perfume – and sunscreens had the largest number of target chemicals and some of the highest concentrations. Fragrances can trigger asthma and some have been shown to mimic estrogen, including making breast cancer cells grow in laboratory studies."

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Silver nanoparticle-induced mutations and oxidative stress in mouse lymphoma cells [Environ Mol Mutagen. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

"Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have increasingly been used for coatings on various textiles and certain implants, for the treatment of wounds and burns, as a water disinfectant, and in air-freshener sprays. The wide use of Ag-NPs may have potential human health impacts... These results suggest that 5 nm Ag-NPs are mutagenic in mouse lymphoma cells due to induction of oxidative stress by the Ag-NPs."

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