12 Nov '11, 7pm

Air fresheners are really air pollutants

Asthma is a major problem related to air fresheners and perfumed cleaning products. In a 2007 European study, researchers found that using air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of developing asthma in adults. The epidemiological study, undertaken by the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona, Spain, was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . The investigators used baseline data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, one of the world’s largest epidemiologic studies of airway disease. They found that the risk of developing asthma increased with frequency of use, but on average was about 30 to 50 percent higher in than those not exposed to sprays.

Full article: http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/0810/airfresheners.htm

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