Are Air Fresheners Safe or a Toxic Danger to Human Health
Public Service information video for Air Mist Diffusers Awareness Education Warning Air Fresheners Toxic Danger to Human Health and pets and Extremely Flammable
The idea of have an automatic device to make your home or office smell nice is a great idea, but choosing one that is not going to be a health and safety concern is also important.
Motion activated Mist sprays, Despite their popularity, there are concerns that these products increase indoor air pollution and pose a health risk, especially with long-term exposure. Air fresheners release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.
A VOC is a type of chemical that turns into a vapor or gas easily at room temperature.
The European Commission classified butane and isobutane as Category 1 (substance known to be carcinogenic to man) and Category 2 for genotoxicity (substance which should be regarded as if it is mutagenic to man)
GLADE Automatic INGREDIENTS:
- Contains acetone. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. EYE IRRITANT.
- Isobutane 75-28-5 Hydrocarbons, C14-C18 (may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.)
- n-alkanes, 64742-47-8
- isoalkanes, cyclics, less than 2%
Air Wick Mist Diffuser: claims to be natural
- Isoparaffinic hydrocarbons C12-C16 / C11-C13 (may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. and is a flammable liquid and vapour.)
- PPG-2 Methyl ether
Looking at the ingredients the Air Wick seems pretty safe, so it is surprising to see the word ‘FATAL’ in their warning. To have these chemicals emitted in an enclosed space at home is not advised for anyone with allergies or ASTHMA.