Ditch The Air Freshners

Omit the "air fresheners" and deodorizers for better brain balance

Before you spritz that furniture or plug in that air "purifier," you'll want to know more about the ingredients and their effects on your brain.

Before you spray Febreze, plug in a Glade PlugIn, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air "freshening" wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice. You'll be shocked to learn their ingredients and the harmful brain effects they can cause.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)--an international environmental organization--conducted a study called Clearing the Air: Hidden Hazards of Air Fresheners, in which they found that 86 percent of air fresheners tested contained dangerous phthalates. Phthalates are used as plastic softeners, as antifoaming agents in aerosols, in vinyl found in children's toys, and in automobiles, paints, pesticides, cosmetics, and fragrances. Phthalates are well-established hormone disruptors that can cause reproductive abnormalities, but research also shows that they impact memory, learning, and brain health.

Stop using "air fresheners," "air sanitizers," and "air deodorizers." . And don't be duped by the ridiculous advertisements that show unscientific "studies" proving the so-called effectiveness of these products. They are best kept out of your home and, if you are able, out of your office, as well. Love Whole Foods stocks many safe, phthalate-free essential oil alternatives that are safe for you and your environment!

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