do away with your sprays

April 11, 2007 3:22am CST
If you spend a lot of time in your house, you might want to cut rback on your use of aerosoles. The University of Bristols wide ranging Children of the 90s study has found mothers who use air freshners are more likely to experience headache and depression while their babies are more likely to suffer from earaches, diarrohea and vomiting. The culprits, chemicals called volatile organic compounds, are also found in deodrants, hairsprays, furniture polishes and clothes that have been drycleaned. Ironically people think that these products make their homes cleaner and healthier. It is advised that the use of air freshners should be limited. To freshen the try squeezing a lemon instead.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Oh yes I do not use many aerosoles, I did find that it causes me a lot of headaches and this is why I cut back on aerosoles, and also it was not good for sinus as well, and I definately will try lemon instead for my cleaning products, anything natural is a lot better than chemicals.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Using more natural cleaning products etc will do much for your home and your health. We don't need super clean environments. Our bodies need to encounter the dust and things to develop a plan to deal with it. Balance in all things. Thank you for sharing this with all of Mylot.
• Ireland
11 Apr 07
I don't like sprays as I find them very overpowering. I use scented candles or potpourri to freshen my home and I use tins of wax furniture polish when polishing my furniture. It always looks better after wax polishing it and the wax protects it better than the sprays. I don't think there is a need to use sprays as there are quite a lot of other products on the market that we could use instead.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
11 Apr 07
Thats a good bit of information chacks123.You rightly said that we tend to think it kills bacteria and freshens up the air making it cleaner. I have been always allergic to strong fragrances and so I use it sparingly. Now I'm happy for that.