What You Can Do:
-Stop using “Air Fresheners,” “Air Sanitizers,” and “Air Deodorizers.” Even many “natural” or “unscented products” simply use extra ingredients to mask the scents.
-Write to the Consumer Product Safety Commission asking them to ban hazardous phthalates in consumer products and requiring ingredient labeling of all consumer products. Here’s the link to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the e-mail for Canadian Consumer Product Safety division of Health Canada (Info@hc-sc.gc.ca).
-Make offices off-limits to so-called “air fresheners.” If you’re not the one in charge at your office show him or her this information and request that they enact such a policy.
-Open a window to freshen the air!
For references or methodology on the NRDC study, click here.
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