Most of you know that Sister Gracie has asthma and because of the she doen't do to good with strong fragrances. Maybemyou have the same issue with those strong stinkies but for different reasons. I thought you might just find this of interest especially since it is from our pals at Clean+Green:
3rd Annual Fragrance Free Day Raises Awareness Around the Dangers of Chemical Fragrances in Personal Care and Household Cleaning Products
SeaYu® Enterprises, makers of Clean+Green® natural pet stain and odor removers, today announced that it will host the third annual Fragrance Free Day on Friday, August 10th. The event, designed to raise awareness of the dangers of using chemical fragrances in cleaning, pet and personal care products, will feature a live Twitter chat from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST with a panel of experts using hashtag #fragrancefreeday.
“Most Americans don’t know that chemical fragrances are completely unregulated by the government yet pose a significant threat to the health of those people and animals who come in contact with them,” said Quincy Yu, President of SeaYu Enterprises. “Fragrance Free Day is all about raising awareness about these dangers. We invite concerned citizens to pledge to go ‘fragrance free’ this Friday on their social networks. That means no perfumes/colognes, scented lotions or harsh cleaning products with added fragrances – for one full day.”
As part of the event, SeaYu will host a live Q&A on Twitter, featuring SeaYu’s own Quincy Yu, organic chemist Dr. Stephen Ziman and Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (https://www.patrickmahaney.com). Those with questions on the safety of products they’re using can Tweet them with the hashtag #fragrancefreeday on Friday, August 10th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST and have their question answered by one of the experts through SeaYu’s Twitter account (https://www.twitter.com/cleanandgreen).
According to a 2010 report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group, there are 14 secret chemicals not listed on product labels are associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions. Many of these substances have not been assessed for safety in personal care products. The study also notes that numerous other products used daily, such as shampoos, lotions, bath products, cleaning sprays, air fresheners and laundry and dishwashing detergents, also contain strongly scented, volatile ingredients that are hidden behind the word “fragrance.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that fragranced products – like air fresheners, fabric refreshers and traditional cleaning products – are one of the leading contributors to poor indoor air quality, which can lead to health issues.
Congress is beginning to look at passing new laws that address chemicals in consumer products. Just last month, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved legislation that would force chemical companies to provide more health and safety information about their products and provide regulators (like the EPA) with more authority to force harmful substances off the market.
More information is available via Quincy Yu’s blog post about Fragrance Free Day (https://www.odorandstainremover.com/wordpress/?p=1485) and also via the Fragrance Free Day event page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/130312197061856#!/events/301418859956249/).
At SeaYu® Enterprises, we love animals – and we care about the world we live in. That’s why we’ve carefully developed natural and effective pet stain and odor removers that are safe for your pets and the earth. Clean+Green® eco-friendly continuous spray pet cleaning products deliver instant results in a non-toxic, eco-friendly solution. Based in San Francisco, SeaYu was founded in 2002 by two fun-loving dog owners – one a former high-tech executive who is passionate about pets and cleaning her house, and the other a former apparel-marketing executive who loves animals as much as he loves the planet. For more information, visit https://www.odorandstainremover
I had no clue Sister was allergic. This is a cool sounding product.
Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
We like their products!
We’re with you guys on the whole fragrance thing. Trouble is, it’s impolite to hold your nose even if you’re tempted to, the smell is just so strong..whew!
Good cause. Thanks for sharing the info.
We feel for sister Gracie and her asthma. Hugs xx
Thanks for the information on this. We don’t do well around here with fragrances either and try to stay as fragrance free as possible. Hugs and nose kisses
Thanks for this info Brian!
There are many more fragrances that trigger my allergies these days so I try to limit using them, even more so after observing all 3 dogs, and now the cat, sneezing when they got a whiff of it.
Our mum is guilty of wearing perfume every day. She said she will go fragrance free on Friday. She is going to put a stick it note on her bottle of perfume to remind herself. She is always very careful not to use any sprays near us.
This is really neat. We are going to check it out. Our Mumsy has asthma. She’s had it almost all her life. So, we got it pretty pleasant around here. But this looks like something we need to know about. Thank you, Mr. Brian, so much.
(P.S., We see you got Blogsy working real good! We very happy with that. Zip!)
We get notes at work about people wearing too much perfume and stuff.
Mommy has problems with some fragrances so our house is pretty much fragrance free. Mommy says the laet 3 places she worked were all fragrance free too! Purrhaps the world is getting smarter!
My Mommies Mom has bad migranes type symptoms from any type of perfumes and other fragrance so she never used them as she wants Mom well and continued not using for other reasons so we are happy to see a fragrance free day and gladly purr in agreement to this.
we are mostly fragrance free here…Dad has asthma and Mom sort of has it depending on her exercise level…and Mom had always been allergic to fragrance deodorants, air fresheners, etc. This information is so impawtant to all of living on this earth…this is the only Earth we get to have…we better be careful with it….just sayin’…paw pats Savannah
I have chemical allergies too. Not fun! We are scent free here at home but it would be wonderful to go grocery shopping or to the mall without having to suffer from someone that has loaded themselves up with perfume or collogne. Hooray fragrance free day!
Really interesting post. I recently bought a Shark steam cleaner to do my floors with because I was worried about Macy licking stuff.
Wow, this is really interesting. I had no idea fragrances weren’t regulated. I have mild asthma AND also have been known to use air fresheners. I never connected the two!
Poor girl! The only fragrance we like is roast chicken 🙂
Very useful information, thanks. Our beans don’t use personal fragrances much at all thankfully. A lot of public spaces are now ‘fragrance free’
Thanks for this, Brian!
Momma is at your side on the fragrance thing…both because of Puff’s lung issues and because there is nothing worse that being seated at the Opera (ours is open air, mind you) behind someone who makes you to want to sneeze or have a drippy nose all evening! Thanks for sharing.
Wish we got their products out here!
We was amazed at the things the EPA was linking to fragrances – in humans and in us anipals! – until Clean + Green contacted Mommy and she looked into it. MOWZERS we’re convinced now! No fragrances at our house (okay well, we’re phasing them out currently, MOL!)
Interesting, We have thrown out anything scented since the diagnosis and I think it has done a great service both to the kitties and us humans. PS we are going on month 3 of no asthma attack since switching to only wet food. Three weeks was our longest spell ever before this.