I was so excited to discover this post. I am very sensitive to what I call “chemical fragrances”. This post finally brings light to what I have known for the past 3-4 years.
I do not use anything that smells pretty because it is a health hazard to me. Headache,tight throat, shortness of breath, etc.
Thank you, “Our Better Health” for this article.
The recent trend for “cleaner,” more natural, unprocessed foods for improved health and well-being has also led to a shift towards household and beauty products that are also more natural and without preservatives, and possibly for good reason.
According to recent research, consumers’ extra attention to what they are putting on their bodies and in their homes could be beneficial for health, with a new study finding that one in three Australians report health problems related to fragranced products.
Professor Anne Steinemann from the University of Melbourne School of Engineering led a survey of a random sample of 1,098 people taken from a large, web-based panel held by Survey Sampling International (SSI).
She found that when exposed to fragranced products, 33 per cent of Australians suffer a variety of adverse health effects, including breathing difficulties, headaches, dizziness, rashes, congestion, seizures, nausea, and a range of other physical problems.
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