Comments on: There’s Something Fishy With Fragrances http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: May http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16842 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:41:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16842 Dear EPA:
PLease ban dryer sheets, Please please please, I beg of you. Your nice little blog makes light of the enormous problem of fragrance chemical pollutants. If you ban dryer sheets I’ll give you a big hug and I guarantee the planet and I will thank you. I have lost my life due to fragrance chemicals and choke on dryer sheets all the time. They are bullying me! I am just a little lady in this big perfumy world and I’m desperate for the EPA to be a big man and do a good job BANNING DRYER SHEETS!

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By: Michael http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16841 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:57:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16841 Hmm, first attempt didn’t go through, let’s try again.

My wife has eczema, psoriasis and lichen sclerosus. We have long wondered if there could be an environmental cause like this.

M

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By: Michael http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16840 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:56:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16840 My wife has eczema, psoriasis and lichen sclerosus. We have long wondered if there could be an environmental cause like this.

M

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By: Beauty Shops http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16839 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:39:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16839 Save the earth!

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By: Jerri http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16838 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:55:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16838 What a shame. I experience the same problem. Can’t believe that this type of pollution is being allowed.

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By: Aka http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16837 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:55:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16837 Last night, long after the neighbor stopped drying clothes, there was a heavy rain. Did it smell fresh in the yard? No. All one could smell was the scent from the dryer sheets. It was on the plants.

The neighbor knows that this is s problem. I’m going to have to ask for a town ordinance that either dryer sheets are banned, or there must be some kind of filter added to the dryer vent.

We don’t use pesticides in the yard. What good does that do when plant life is covered with this stuff.

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By: Aka http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16836 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:43:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16836 Good grief? Why wouldn’t you fire a cleaning lady who does not provide the service you want? I hope by now you have done so.

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By: Chris W. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16835 Tue, 31 May 2011 07:42:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16835 I use essential oils and look for it in the personal products I buy when I want something to smell nice. If there are petroleum-based fragrances in a product, they are guaranteed to give me a headache and a eczema-like rash (or worse, hives). I found that my clothes are soft enough without dryer sheets or softener so I don’t buy them. My opinion is that if we don’t buy the products then they won’t make them! Nice article. Thank you for this info.

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By: Michelle Porter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16834 Fri, 27 May 2011 13:11:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16834 Consumers have the right to know what they are taking from the manufacturers of the products they’re buying. It’s not that the components/ingredients are not disclosed, they’re just something that you have to find out yourself through research. Like blood pressure machines, all we know is that they’re for blood pressure. But we don’t know how they are made so as to do what it is made to do.

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By: Leah http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/fragrances/#comment-16833 Sun, 03 Apr 2011 14:31:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1278#comment-16833 Every woman I work with has started to wear an enormous (to me) amount of perfume, and every day I get a mild to bad headache. I want to say, Women: I should only be smelling your chemicals if I’m kissing your neck! Not from 3 desks away!

To me, perfume smells like chemicals with the added bonus of weird fake fragrance.

I run a fan at my desk all year round, even if it’s freezing, to try to circulate the smells away from me.

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