Most of you know that Sister Gracie has asthma and because of the she doen't do to good with strong fragrances. Maybemyou have the same issue with those strong stinkies but for different reasons. I thought you might just find this of interest especially since it is from our pals at Clean+Green:
3rd Annual Fragrance Free Day Raises Awareness Around the Dangers of Chemical Fragrances in Personal Care and Household Cleaning Products
SeaYu® Enterprises, makers of Clean+Green® natural pet stain and odor removers, today announced that it will host the third annual Fragrance Free Day on Friday, August 10th. The event, designed to raise awareness of the dangers of using chemical fragrances in cleaning, pet and personal care products, will feature a live Twitter chat from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST with a panel of experts using hashtag #fragrancefreeday.
“Most Americans don’t know that chemical fragrances are completely unregulated by the government yet pose a significant threat to the health of those people and animals who come in contact with them,” said Quincy Yu, President of SeaYu Enterprises. “Fragrance Free Day is all about raising awareness about these dangers. We invite concerned citizens to pledge to go ‘fragrance free’ this Friday on their social networks. That means no perfumes/colognes, scented lotions or harsh cleaning products with added fragrances – for one full day.”
As part of the event, SeaYu will host a live Q&A on Twitter, featuring SeaYu’s own Quincy Yu, organic chemist Dr. Stephen Ziman and Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (http://www.patrickmahaney.com). Those with questions on the safety of products they’re using can Tweet them with the hashtag #fragrancefreeday on Friday, August 10th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST and have their question answered by one of the experts through SeaYu’s Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/cleanandgreen).
According to a 2010 report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group, there are 14 secret chemicals not listed on product labels are associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions. Many of these substances have not been assessed for safety in personal care products. The study also notes that numerous other products used daily, such as shampoos, lotions, bath products, cleaning sprays, air fresheners and laundry and dishwashing detergents, also contain strongly scented, volatile ingredients that are hidden behind the word “fragrance.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that fragranced products – like air fresheners, fabric refreshers and traditional cleaning products – are one of the leading contributors to poor indoor air quality, which can lead to health issues.
Congress is beginning to look at passing new laws that address chemicals in consumer products. Just last month, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved legislation that would force chemical companies to provide more health and safety information about their products and provide regulators (like the EPA) with more authority to force harmful substances off the market.
More information is available via Quincy Yu’s blog post about Fragrance Free Day (http://www.odorandstainremover.com/wordpress/?p=1485) and also via the Fragrance Free Day event page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/events/130312197061856#!/events/301418859956249/).
At SeaYu® Enterprises, we love animals – and we care about the world we live in. That’s why we’ve carefully developed natural and effective pet stain and odor removers that are safe for your pets and the earth. Clean+Green® eco-friendly continuous spray pet cleaning products deliver instant results in a non-toxic, eco-friendly solution. Based in San Francisco, SeaYu was founded in 2002 by two fun-loving dog owners – one a former high-tech executive who is passionate about pets and cleaning her house, and the other a former apparel-marketing executive who loves animals as much as he loves the planet. For more information, visit http://www.odorandstainremover