The Hidden Dangers Of Your Plug In Air Fresheners, And Why You Should Unplug Them Today

Did you know that your plug-in air freshener is spewing indoor air pollution, including toxic hormone disrupting chemicals into your air?  If you are pregnant, these chemicals have been shown by the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.  And that is not all.  Read the article below for other dangers of these so-called environmentally friendly devices.

Lupus Erythematosus. Chromolithograph. c. 1878-1888 Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

“These plug-in scent dispersers are environmentally-friendly, that is true. Plug-ins replaced the aerosol spray scent canisters used by most of us up until about the 1990s. But are there any hidden costs to using plug-in room deodorizers? It turns out, there certainly are concerns. The first, is that these units are risks for household fires. Of course, this is great cause for alarm, but according to the best set of facts we can find, it’s just not true.

This is only a lame meme, an Internet-email-spawned modern global urban legend, of sorts. According to Snopes , this is a false claim. Of course, I do not default to a website’s claims in my search for answers, but letters from the SC Johnson company verify that these units pose no real risk. Perhaps it’s really because of a product recall that happened all the way back in 2002, involving plug-in air fresheners. In any event, fire is definitely not a high risk.”

 

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