Air Fresheners Can Cause Lung, Breathing Problems

By November 18, 2011January 28th, 2019News

As we have covered before, odor is an inherent part of the human condition.  From human-originated odors to pets, garbage – you name it – we are constantly fighting the odor battle on a daily basis.  And for commercial properties like hotels, apartments, schools and hospitals having an odor-free environment is critical to running a successful and healthy operation.

The reality is that many businesses put a lot of energy into ‘erasing’ smells, and, as an added bonus, even creating new ones by using air fresheners. What the air freshening industry in general isn’t telling us is that they have a smelly issue of their own to cover up, and it isn’t pretty.

A recent study from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology finds that many spray fragrances, candles, and other odor-eliminating products might actually be making people sick.  According to an article in Time Magazine, these products often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates and alcohols, over 20 different chemicals which, when released into a home or office can lead to indoor air pollution levels that are known to induce breathing problems such as asthma.

It’s no surprise that air fresheners comprised mainly of chemicals are harmful.  We sincerely hope that this study is a call-to-arms for consumers and businesses to stop using products that are damaging to our health.

Fortunately, there is a solution that is natural, effective and safe to use.  Fresh Wave IAQ is engineered from a unique and simple formula, based on a proprietary blend of plant oils, food-grade surfactant and water, that is environmentally friendly, does not contain harmful VOCs, alcohol or fragrance and is safe to use in any commercial environment.

Haven’t we come too far as human beings to subject ourselves to the harmful effects of chemicals?  Now is the time to embrace more safe and effective solutions.