Toxic effects of household air fresheners

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Learn how to protect your family and the environment from the toxic effects of household air fresheners. www.earth-kind.com

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Toxic effects of household air fresheners

  1. 1. What you MUST know to: PROTECT YOUR HEALTH, FAMILY, & THE ENVIRONMENT FROM THE TOXIC EFFECTS OF HOUSEHOLD AIR FRESHENERS. www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  2. 2. Protect Your Health The air freshener industry uses over 3,000 synthetic chemicals as ingredients in the air fresheners you use everyday. Some of the most commonly used ingredients are: • • • • • Formaldehyde Phthalates known as DEP and DBP Petroleum Distillates Para dichlorobenzene Aerosol propellants www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  3. 3. What These Chemicals Can Do To You Formaldehyde: causes irritation of the eyes and mucous membranes; inhalation may cause headaches, a burning sensation in the throat, and difficulty breathing, as well as triggering or aggravating asthma symptoms. Phthalates: cause damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and developing testes. Petroleum Distillates: cause irritation of eyes, nose, throat; dizziness, drowsiness; headache; nausea; dry cracked skin; chemical pneumonitis (from aspiration of liquid). Para dichlorobenzene (also called 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, p-DCB, etc.): causes dizziness, headaches, and liver problems. Propellants (usually Butane, Isobutene or Propane): inhaling butane can cause drowsiness, narcosis, asphyxia, cardiac arrhythmia and frostbite, which can result in instant death from asphyxiation, acute toxicity and ventricular fibrillation. Most of these ingredients have been shown to cause cancer in humans. www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  4. 4. Protect Your Family Research shows that air fresheners are linked to many health problems: • 32% more babies suffer diarrhea in homes where air fresheners are used every day, compared with homes where they are used once a week or less, and they have significantly more earaches in these homes as well. • Air fresheners also affect mothers - - those who use them daily suffer nearly 10% more headaches. • Women who live in homes with daily air freshener use have a 26% increased risk of depression. • Homes where air fresheners are used regularly also have a higher rate of occupants inflicted with asthma, allergies, and cancers. www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  5. 5. Protect Your Environment Currently 75% of American households turn to air fresheners when they encounter odors in their homes. Most air fresheners last 30 days, but the containers they come in can last 1000’s of years. In America alone, this produces over 4 billion used/empty air freshener containers in our landfills per year. www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  6. 6. Finally A Safe Solution earthkind™ Natural Air Freshener freshens the air the way nature always has using plants & minerals as a filter. These air fresheners contain only natural ingredients that have no known health risks and come in a biodegradable container. Ingredients: • Plant fiber (corn cob chips) • Zeolite (volcanic ash which traps & destroys odors) • Essential Oils That’s It. www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  7. 7. Other Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally • Open your windows whenever you can; enjoy the breeze and sunshine! • Empty the garbage frequently • Use indoor plants to clear carbon dioxide and other toxins • Clean the litter box often • Use the air vents on your stove and in your bathroom to remove odors • Replace your furnace filter every month • Use Earth-Kind’s Natural Air Fresheners www.earth-kind.com 1.800.583.2921
  8. 8. For more information on getting rid of odors naturally and protecting your family against harmful chemicals – visit our website www.earth-kind.com

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