The Dangers of Scented Candles and Air Fresheners

By October 16, 2015November 30th, 2018News

It is becoming increasingly clear that cleaning and air freshening solutions comprised of chemicals are harmful to human beings – and we now have even more science to back this up. New evidence shows that these products contain industrial chemicals that can, among other things, transform the structure of our DNA.

The Daily Mail recently published an exposé, which pointed to how traditional air fresheners are linked with cancers of the nose and throat and at the very least, they can cause sore throats, coughs, scratchy eyes and nosebleeds.

In addition, a 2013 International Journal of Public Health study found that pregnant women who had used air fresheners were “significantly more likely to have babies that suffered from wheezing and lung infections.”

To add further insult to injury, the dangers of using chemical-based air fresheners made it into the news cycle with a disturbing story about a day care worker who was spraying these toxic products in the faces of children under her care.

For commercial cleaning and facilities professionals, this all points to the need to procure and use the safest odor management products. Thankfully, solutions like Fresh Wave IAQ are engineered from a unique and simple formula, based on a proprietary blend of plant oils, food-grade surfactant and water. This type of solution is environmentally friendly, does not contain harmful VOCs, alcohol or fragrance and is safe to use in any commercial environment.

Not only are Fresh Wave IAQ solutions safe, but they are also highly effective for use in any type of commercial environment.

With new studies increasingly coming out on the dangers of traditional air fresheners, isn’t it time for all of us to start using safer solutions?