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Fragrance: The New Second Hand Smoke

Fragrance: The New Second Hand Smoke

Written by Elizabeth Conway Scents are not just a nuisance for people who are averse to them, they can actually cause health problems. As if we needed another reason to stop using fragranced products, a recent analysis foundthat fragrance was the official culprit in a number of  work-related reports of asthma. The study looked at asthma associated with exposure to air fresheners, perfumes, colognes, and other personal care products in the workplace. Interestingly, almost a quarter of cases of fragrance-associated asthma in the workplace occurred in workers who had no previous history of asthma, but developed it as a result of exposure to...

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