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Your best air freshener isn't an air freshener

Your best air freshener isn't an air freshener

« Chemical ag's flyboys often miss the mark | Main Your best air freshener isn't an air freshener September 30, 2011 By Rebecca Sutton, PhD, EWG Senior Scientist A quick spritz of air freshener may seem like a simple way to kill funky odors. Unfortunately, that pleasing smell is just more indoor air pollution. Levels of harmful indoor pollutants like formaldehyde, chloroform and styrene range from 2 to 50 times higher than outdoor levels. And because we spend most of our time indoors , our toxic exposures inside our homes, workplaces and schools are significant. The dirt on air fresheners Air fresheners - in aerosol, spray, solid, candle or plug-in form - don't remove odors. They just mask them. It's literally impossible to track down a full list of ingredients for most air fresheners sold in the U.S., because there is no requirement for companies to disclose ingredients. ...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/09/your-best-air-freshener...

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