Nastieswhat might your sprays and diffusers contain!
There are no laws that require manufacturers to list any of the ingredients in air fresheners.
There is a good reason for those big bold warnings on some products, such as Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
A number of air fresheners contain multiple toxic chemicals. Toxic to Humans and our Pets.
Why are they harmful to our pets?
Phthalates and Other Hormone-Disruptors: One group of very worrisome chemicals in fragrances are known as phthalates that are used to prolong the length of time that scented products maintain their fragrance.
Dichlorobenzene is a nerve-deadening chemical that coats your nasal passages and temporarily blocks your sense of smell – basically it works by attacking the receptors in the nose, and thus eliminating the sense of smell. This is how the new generation of air fresheners actually “freshen”.
Dichlorobenzene is the main ingredient used to manufacture the infamous pesticide DDT, and its cousins, DDE and DDD. So basically, it’s like inhaling small amounts of DDT.
Acetone: is a blood, heart, gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, skin, respiratory, brain and nervous system toxin. So, in other words, it can damage just about any part of your body and have a wide range of adverse effects.
Butane and Isobutane: serious toxin to our brain and nervous system.
Liquified Petroleum Gas and Petroleum Distillate: We definitely don’t want to be adding by-products of gasoline to our air supply!!
Propane: is a cardiovascular and blood toxin; liver, kidney, respiratory, skin, and nervous system toxin known to be extremely dangerous Benzene is known to cause leukaemia in humans.
Formaldehyde: Linked to cancers of the upper airways
Benzyl benzoate (BnBzO), sold under the brand name Scabanca among others, is a medication and insect repellent. As a medication it is used to treat scabies and lice.