Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Study: Common Air Fresheners Contain Chemicals That May Affect Human Reproductive Development

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) analyzed 14 different air fresheners and found that 12 contained phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals. The phthalates in the air fresheners can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

The NRDC said that while consumers should be concerned about the chemicals, they stressed that there is no cause for panic. The chemicals pose their greatest risk over long term repeated exposure. But of course many who use air fresheners use them day in and day out.

You can read the original Press release at the NDRC site.

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