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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

What Can You Do:

-Don’t buy from companies that value trade secrets over the public’s right to know what they are breathing.

-Write to Car-Freshner Corporation ( and tell them you want (and deserve) to know the ingredients in their  products.

-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 (

-Make your office scent-free.  If you’re not the one in charge at your office request that they enact such a policy.

-Want fresh air? Open a window.

-Air fresheners aren’t the only products that allow toxic ingredients.  Personal care products are full of them.   Sign the petition to stop allowing the use of toxic ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics.

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3:08AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

Thank you

4:09AM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

Your contents is really forcing out your readers to give the nice service

9:57PM PST on Jan 6, 2014

I would never use any kind of commercial air freshener, they are really bad for the environment and also for people with allergies and asthma, like me. I use peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle for the house, and spray the car with it periodically.

9:46PM PST on Jan 6, 2014


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8:11PM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

Yes Cheryl M. Chemically sensitive people like us are truly the canaries in the coal mine and we want to warn and protect others from these horrible chemicals. I missed my cousin's viewing tonight because of those stinking TREES in my brothers' car. My heart started pounding within 2 minutes of getting into his car. I felt like I was having a severe asthma and panic attack. I got dropped back off to my car,attempting to follow him to viewing. By then I could hardly drive felt so neurologically impaired and confused and had to pull over,eventually drove home and missed the viewing(after having to pop a couple of prednisone,pills)which is not the greatest option.
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6:05PM PDT on Oct 6, 2013


11:37PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Thanks for his article and all valuable information.

1:15PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

GGma Sheila D.,

I hate artificial smells (and gel sanitizers/hand and Etc. cleaners- I REALLY HATE, WHERE IS THE SIMPLE BARS OF SOAP- HAIRS ARE NOT GOING TO POISON ME!) too before I ever knew that they are damaging to the our species bodies. In recent years, I really hate them; but discovering them everywhere, and really no control to stop them from being omitted into the air I experience (even at the local campus' computer lab both are present- at least I do not have to use gel sanitizers/hand and Etc. cleaners while in the lab, but of course, have to wash my hands after using bathroom and no choice. Now, that thinking about it what typing this, I should just bring a bar of soap with me; Thank You, for facilitating my coming to this conclusion.

11:45AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Could never stand those car air fresheners. Within 5 minutes of being enclosed with just about any kind my sinuses would get congested, my eyes start tearing and then the half box of tissues I'd use on the way to where ever. Hate them; now I have even more reason to avoid them.

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