A Ban on Perfume and Aftershave
October 25, 2015 12:49pm CST
There have been many times when I’ve visited friends or family in the hospital but I never thought about things like perfume bothering them. Now doctors in Canada have put a ban on the use of perfumes and aftershaves in hospitals and clinics. The thought is that these kind of scents can trigger asthma and allergies. Researches show that more than half of asthma attacks are caused by irritants like strong smells. Besides these kind of scents other irritants can be cigarette smoke, cleaning fluids and other strong odors. So doctors want to make sure that the hospital environment is clean of artificial smells. Besides I feel that hospitals already have enough odd smells in them. Another concern is that about a third of people say they are physically affected by artificial scents worn by others. It is also possible that in hospitals certain scents can make a patient’s condition worse. I shudder to think of all the times that I visited friends or family in hospitals and gave them great big hugs wafting perfume in the air. I sure hope that after awhile all hospitals everywhere will be aware of this and also band perfume and aftershave and other strong scents. Read more:
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• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb 16
This is something you don't really think about unless it is drawn to your attention. We were with friends, one of whom has COPD and he had to leave an area we were visiting because someone came in wearing a scent which our friend couldn't cope with. It must be hard in hospitals with so many strange scents around the place.