by April Anderson
Just Another Natural Nut
are making it difficult for me to breathe. Now if I find it painful to breathe when I am in a room with these plug in air fresheners, what do you think they are doing to the very tiny lungs of a newborn or the growing lungs of a toddler and young child?
Is it possible the misunderstood continuous cries of a baby might be because every breath they take when in a home with plug in air fresheners causes them pain?
Is it possible the rise in asthma and respiratory problems with our young children can be because of the use of synthetic air fresheners?
Do you think your pet is under stress because of synthetic air fresheners in the home?
How about you...do you feel tired more? Do you have less energy?
LETS SEE WHAT THE WARNINGS ARE
'Eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. If eye contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water for 20 minutes. If eye irritation persists, consult a physician. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting and call a physician or poison control center immediately. Contains fragrance oils. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not use in small, confined pet areas without adequate ventilation. Always keep unit/bottle in an upright position. Fragrance oil may leak if bottle is placed on side or upside down and damage outlet or surfaces. Important Safety Instructions: Instructions pertaining to risk of fire, electric shock, or injury. Please read before using and save these important safety instructions. When using electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be followed including the following: To reduce risk of injury, close supervision is necessary when a product is used near children. This is not a toy and is not intended for use by children. For adult use only. Do not put fingers or hands into product. Match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. Rotate plug if necessary. Contact a qualified electrician if plug does not fit. For safe use, plug only into properly functioning 120-volt wall outlets where device is ventilated and cannot contact bed covering or other material. If using a GFCI outlet, test on a regular basis. Do not use with extension cords, multi-plugs or 3-prong adapters. Do not immerse in water. Do not insert anything into outlet above it.
Wow...did you read those warnings?
the short version UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN AND PETS
The ingredient listed in the product is FRAGRANCE...and what exactly are the ingredients in FRAGRANCE. We will never know as long as there are laws protecting companies from listing the ingredients that are in FRAGRANCE.
That's right! Fragrance isn't just one ingredient. It is a word to describe a whole bunch of ingredients put in to create the scent and in some cases to hide ingredients they don't want you to know about because it will make their brand look bad
Click here to see the list of ingredients
There are a lot of ingredients in that list that I know aren't good for us
I know that there are ingredients in that list that may cause cancer
I know there are ingredients in that list that can cause respiratory issues
I know there are ingredients in that list that can cause skin irritation
I know there are ingredients in that list that are harmful to the environment
I know that if left on its side on a sealed surface such as a wood table it will eat through the sealant and permanently destroy your furniture, counter, table, floor (trust me....this one I know first hand)
I have seen the damage they do to outlets
so why are they still plugged in to your wall?
by April Anderson
Just Another Natural Nut
Have you read the label on your disinfecting product. I read the one I was testing to see what it was used for
A flu virus that only birds get; a salmonella which is from the egg not the chicken; viruses and bacteria that have only ever been found in hospital settings and 3rd world countries who deal with the nastiest of unsanitary conditions; a virus that only affects children under the age of 6 which they are already immunized for 3 times before the age of 2 and the one I love the best... protect us from HIV and Aids Now, I am not a doctor...not even a nurse but I do know there are only a few way to contract HIV....from mother to unborn child...from the use of tainted needles...blood to blood...body fluids to body fluids....not from touching a door knob or rubbing my hand against a counter top.
and if you check your government health site you will find their solution for combating all of these bacteria and viruses listed on each of the disinfecting products displayed on the grocer and janitorial shelves.....hot water with soap. Interestingly enough...Triclosan, which is a major player in the industry of disinfectants plays another role...it prolongs the shelf life of products...but if Triclosan was used for this purpose instead of being touted as a disinfecting property the product would have to be registered as a pesticide instead of registered under the food and drug regulations. We as consumers would think twice about buying a pesticide for cleaning...wouldn't we?
One on my favourite 'go to's' when I am researching is Women's Voices For the Earth and the have an extensive and compelling report on the disinfectants we are using in our homes. If you would like to learn more click here