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Guardian - "Why smelling good could come with a cost to health" May 2019

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, May 29, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    full article here
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...fume-personal-cleaning-products-health-issues
     
  2. James Morris-Lent

    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The absurd part of this is that most fragrances smell awful. If you really want to smell good, why don't you slather yourself with something everybody likes, like pizza, bacon, gyros, or butter chicken?
     
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  3. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I prefer the scent of being clean.
     
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  4. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ok, if you want the neighbourhood pets chasing after you.
     
  5. Judee

    Judee Established Member

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    But people that use them don't realize that. It's like a cigarette smoker. They can't smell what it's like until they stop and then they hate the smell of cigarette smoke.

    I used to have a dresser top loaded with fragrances. I didn't realize how much they stunk not even after a school friend said my new jasmine perfume smelled like bug spray. I realized she was right and stopped using that one but still went on and used the others for years afterward not realizing.

    The article did not mention that some of those chemicals are meant to addict (that was me) and some of them are meant to extend the life of the fragrance, I would say, into eternity.

    I especially feel sorry for the children and pets of fragrance addicted individuals because they have no choice in the matter and can have chemical sensitivities as well.

    I had eliminated all fragrance but still used a tablet type dish washing machine tablet that smelled until I noticed my cat would get bags under his eyes every time I used it. Poor kitty.

    I'm sure my sister's cat had migraines because of fragrance in their house. She constantly squinted like the light was too bright and she was always vomiting until she weighed almost nothing. Poor kitty.

    **Just a note that essential oils can also be toxic to kitties.
     
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