Teresa Vosper: Remove scents from your life

January 6, 2014 

I would like to help educate medical providers, public servants and the public about the health dangers of fragrances and scented products. Scented products are the primary cause of respiratory and cardiopulmonary distress. They can trigger asthma, impair breathing, and aggravate emphysema, bronchitis and pneumonia.

In addition, scented products can cause neurological dysfunction, impairment and decline. Many scented products contain “neurotoxins,” chemicals that are poisonous to the brain.

For example, air fresheners contain carcinogenic and neurotoxic ingredients, including the pesticide paradichlorobenzene, which attacks the nervous system. Air fresheners have been implicated in the premature deaths of infants and the elderly because of toxic effects on the nervous and respiratory systems.

Scented laundry products, including fabric softener, are a major source of indoor and outdoor pollution. Respiratory and neurological functions are adversely affected, inflicting unnecessary problems on innocent people passing by.

If you really want to protect your health and the health of those you love, as well as improve Valley air quality, eliminate all scented personal, household and holiday products from your life. Everyone will breathe a little easier, be healthier and live a little longer.

TERESA VOSPER

Escalon

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