Air Fresheners: a Common Household Threat...Thought it may not be apparent, many everyday items in your household could poison you, and even less apparent is that we use and breathe them daily. One of the biggest culpit is air fresheners. They may smell pleasant, however most contain acetone, butane, isobutane, liquefied petroleum gas, propane, and benzene; all of which are known to either cause cancer or be a major toxin. Most of the chemicals, not particularly harmful on their own and in small amounts, can stockpile in your body and build up over years leading to future health issues. The chemicals in the the air fresheners might not even be your biggest problem, continuous exposure to these chemicals can also wear down and harm your immune system allowing unrelated bacteria to harm you. To further my point, one of the most dangerous ingredient is also in air fresheners; dichlorobenzene (C6H4Cl2), a known carcinogen, linked to lung damage, and very hazardous to pets. Dichlorobenzene is also a main ingredient in DDT, and studies have shown that dichlorobenzene can be found the blood stream of 96% of the American population. Do please rethink your opinion on air fresheners.
Article ReviewThe article's main purpose was to inform the readers of the dangers related to using air fresheners. It was written while referencing many scientific studies from sources such as the the E.P.A. and the N.R.D.C. though they also criticized "biased" studies published by air freshener producers.
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