1. Call companies to request complete ingredient disclosure and warning labels.
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to voice your support for national fragrance regulations. Visit Environmental Health Network for more information.
3. Send letters to your congressional representatives asking them to demand analysis of fragrance chemicals, accurate labeling of all products, and expansion of right-to-know regulations, so companies will disclose all ingredients.
4. Voice your displeasure to establishments that use air fresheners.
5. If you have an adverse reaction to a fragrance, report your experience to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (800-638-2772), the FDA (202-401-9725), and the manufacturer.
6. To obtain research reports or to test the toxicity of your own product, air, or other sample, contact a reputable lab, like Anderson Laboratories (802-295-7344).
7. Take individual responsibility for what you let seep down your own drains. Wastewater plants are not equipped to handle fragrance chemicals, which contaminate waterways and wildlife.
8. By purchasing only nontoxic products, consumers send the message that companies will make more money and gain loyal customers if they start using safer ingredients.
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