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Do You Need A Scent-Free Zone at Work?

We were inspired by a recent post by Patrick Boshell in the LinkedIn Group ISSA-The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to create artwork for a poster that you can save and print for your desk or office.


In the article “Do You Need a Scent-Free Policy in Your Workplace?” Patrick writes:


“Did you know that up to 30% of the population is especially sensitive to fragrances? Scents can be an asthma trigger resulting in headaches, nausea and other symptoms. People have different tolerance levels to scented products, but typically children and women and those with asthma, allergies or environmental sensitivities are generally at more risk. Most of the chemicals in fragrances are volatile, meaning that they remain in the air for a long time. Each of us leaves behind a little bit of scent which ultimately creates an unseen cloud of chemicals in the air we all breathe – having a negative impact on both our environment and our health.


Health Effects


The chemicals used to add scents to products can cause serious health problems for some people – especially those who have a lung disease such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a long-term lung disease usually caused by smoking. COPD includes a few lung diseases: the most common are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Scents enter our bodies through our skin and our lungs causing many different reactions such as headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, cold-like symptoms and worsening asthma symptoms.


Fragrance sensitivities is the main reason our product is fragrance-free. As our founder, Autumn Ryan likes to say, “We’ve been brainwashed to believe that if something smells like lavendar or pine that it’s clean. And that’s just not true.”


SanitizeIT is a fragrance-free super deodorize, sanitizer and disinfectant that is as effective as it is safe for the environment.


So here’s a copyright free 8.5×11 jpg that you can save to your desktop and print out. Post it in your cubicle or office and let people know you need to breath easier!

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