The Nose Knows, But Not Always

Odors can serve as important warning signals for Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT). An odor can let us know when a chemical is present that is not good for us, or has the potential to make us sick. It is not always easy to identify a harmful chemical, however. Some initiators and/or triggers lack any […]

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Everyday Life

This 10-minute video on fragrance sensitivity and chemical intolerance featuring Dr. Anne Steinemann brings attention to a growing problem— one that many people dismiss, until it happens to them. More than even political differences, fragrance sensitivity divides co-workers, families, and friends.

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Making Back-to-School Safer and Healthier for Students

As we all prepare for back-to-school, the Coalition for Healthier Schools is urging policymakers and the community to take new action for safer, healthier and cleaner schools for children across America.

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Total Non-scents

Total Non-scents. By Claudia Miller, MD. Over the festive season, millions of us will have received bottles of perfume, aftershave, and scented shower gels. And many of us will have left them unopened; unable to handle the artificial fragrances that for a susceptible, sizeable minority represent an assault on our senses. But we are not […]

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Health Hazards in Everyday Products

Did you know that most exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs indoors? Major contributors include common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning chemicals, laundry supplies, and personal care products. The EPA considers most of these to be indoor air pollutants, yet there are no standards to protect the most sensitive individuals. This 2017 article […]

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Fragranced Consumer Products: Exposures and Effects from Emissions

A picture of various household cleaning products.

Fragranced consumer products, such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products, are a leading source of indoor air pollution. In this study, a random sample of the U.S. population was surveyed to investigate health effects related to emissions from fragranced products.

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