“ 86% of air fresheners contain cancer-causing chemicals ”

In a test conducted by the National Research Defense Council (NRDC), 12 out of 14 commonly used

air fresheners in the US, contained a hazourdous chemical called Phthalate. Ozium spray glycolized air sanitizer

was found in the test, to contain one of the highest amounts of phthalates

1) What is a Phthalate?

Phthalates are toxic chemicals found in the majority of mainstream perfumes and deodorants
sold in the USA today. Their dangers have been recognized in Europe where they banned the
use of these cancer causing chemicals in all cosmetics sold there since 2003. Unfortunately no
such ban on cosmetics or air fresheners exists in the US or Canada, and phthalates are still found
in 86% of common air fresheners here.

2) Why should I worry about it?

Shown to damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies, phthalates
can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Scientists at government agencies in both the US
and Canada agree that exposure to the chemicals could cause a wide range of health and
reproductive problems in people. They have been found to cause declining sperm count, genital
birth defects, increased chance of testicular cancer and inducing allergies and respiratory illnesses
like asthma.

3) What can I do about it?

Avoid products that contain phthalates! Smoke Smell Be Gone odor removal spray contains absolutely no phthalates

Smoke Smell Be Gone! 1.1 oz bottle – 2 Pack

  • Made with natural, herb and weed extracts, safe to use with no phthalates
  • Rated number 1 in product reviews
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Be informed, many air fresheners advertised as “all natural” or “unscented” contain phthalates.

FACT 1: 12 of 14 of America’s most commonly used air fresheners contain Phthalates – the results are below.
FACT 2: None of them, including those advertised as “all natural” or “unscented” – list phthalate as an ingredient
FACT 3: The highest phthalates content was found in Walgreens and Ozium spray

For more information and our references, please see:
Time Magazine: “ How “Fresh” is Air Freshener”. States “among the top four highest in phthalate content (including Ozium Glycolized Air Sanitizer)
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1664954,00.html NRDC: “Protect your family from the Hidden Hazards in Air Fresheners”
http://www.nrdc.org/health/home/airfresheners/fairfresheners.pdf Phthalates in Cosmetics: “Not Too Pretty” Summarized
http://environment.about.com/od/healthenvironment/a/phthalates.htm Phthalates in Cosmetics: “Not Too Pretty” – Full Report