Doctor Raises Health Concerns Regarding Common Household Scenting Products
Revealing the hidden dangers of synthetic fragrances: the toxic chemicals that are polluting your home - and safe scenting practices.
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- What is holistic health?
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In the pursuit of a pleasant ambience, 300 000+ people use artificial scenting household items, such as scented candles, wood burners, cleaning sprays and artificially scented oils, without realizing the potential risks involved.
Behind the comforting scents lie hidden dangers that can threaten you and your family's health. Especially the most vulnerables' ones.
Doctor Amir Khan has warned of the hidden dangers lurking in your home - from 'innocuous' scented candles to cleaning products. They're making the air quality more polluted than outside - but there are ways you can improve things.
These fragrance products are not regulated in any way. The big capitalist companies use anything that gives a good scent and is as cheap as possible, without taking responsibility for the health of their customers.
It's time we reveal the research and data the big chains don't want us to know about.
Here's the hidden side of artificial scenting.
5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Artificial Scenting Products Right Away
1. They pollute your home with substances from everyday household items that you’re likely to be using
The worst thing for your lungs is polluted air. The air in your home can become polluted with harmful substances from these synthetic fragrances.
A large number of studies show that these products release pollutants like soot, CO2, and NOx, which also contribute to climate issues.
Even when not lit, they spread harmful substances like formaldehyde (used in paint), benzene (used in superglue) and microparticles that penetrate your lungs.
Doctor Khan says it's been found that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.
2. Particularly increased risk for children and pregnant women
You wouldn't leave children or pregnant women in a room filled with pollutants if you knew they're most likely to get sick after being there, would you?
Turns out children's undeveloped lungs are particularly vulnerable to the toxic particles emitted by these products, increasing the risk of respiratory disorders and allergies.
Several reputable studies have shown that these substances are harmful to brain development, which can affect mood, behaviour, lead to obesity, and migraines and trigger asthma symptoms in our little ones.
3. They're a threat to our beloved pets
Did you know our pets are ten times more sensitive to scents than us? As revealed in this study, most artificial fragrances are likely to be harmful to pets.
The volatile components in these products can be absorbed through their skin from the air. If your pet gets exposed, you might notice symptoms like coughing, sneezing, discharge from the eyes or nose, diarrhea, vomiting, or lethargy. Unfortunately, the harm might not always be visible.
4. Increased cancer risk. Even without burning candles
95% of the chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are waste products from crude oil.
Acetaldehyde and Toluene are considered carcinogenic, and all artificial fragrance products spread these substances in your home, even if you don't light them!
Several journalists have highlighted that, according to the Breast Cancer Fund, avoiding synthetic fragrances is one of the ways to prevent cancer.
5. Common household items can cause fire hazards
Scented candles can turn from cozy to dangerous if not used carefully.
Poorly made or misused candles can lead to fires, endangering lives and property. The mix of flammable ingredients and materials, open flames, and unattended candles is a recipe for disaster.
That's why some aroma diffusers have been designed to feature an ultrasonic ceramic plate that vibrates, generating a cold vapor that disperses fragrances, without the risk of fire.
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