air fresheners

Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | July 12th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: air, air fresheners, apartment, breeze, chemicals, clean, fresh, home, house, non-toxic, open windows, scented candles, scents, smells, summer, toxins, ventilation, wind

Summer Breeze

I’m a bit of a fanatic regarding pure air. I once (single-handedly) moved a dresser into the hallway of a charming B&B because of the mothball smell (my boyfriend at the time was not impressed). Admittedly, it has never been easy being me/green — I smell everything! Synthetic perfumes, soaps, laundry detergents, “air fresheners” and other conventional “fresh smells” gag me. (I must have been a bloodhound in a previous life.)

A Guide to Green Air Fresheners

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | December 3rd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: air fresheners, clean, green cleaning, home, non-toxic, toxins

Most air fresheners do much more to affect our sense of smell than they do to improve the air itself. More to the point, they can pollute your home with a host of chemicals, including phthalates, which work to prolong the life of fragrance. But phthalates have been linked to hormonal and reproductive developmental problems in kids. Air freshener products also typically contain xylene, which affects the nervous system and naphthalene, a suspected carcinogen.