Perfume Is Dangerous To The Health- A Must Read

Call it a perfume, cologne, toilette or whatever, the truth is weve all been victimized by it. How?

Do you remember having a headache or sneezing badly, because of someone else perfume? Yes, the perfume was so strong that regardless of how you tried you couldn’t resist the fragrance, right?

Well, it happened because you’re inhaling potential toxins and harmful substances that are causing a reaction in your body. And as weird as this may sound, it is potentially just as bad as “second-hand smoke”.

Research has even shown that there are MORE chemicals in perfume and cologne than in cigarette smoke. And as a matter of fact, each puff of cigarette smoke has 250 chemicals while perfume and cologne can have up to 3000 different chemicals that make up a signature scent.

It is, however, important to state here that about 95 per cent of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic, petroleum-based compounds.

And it’s s normal for these chemicals to cause allergic reactions like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, wheezing and headaches.

Also fragrance can exacerbate asthma, environmental illness (EI) and migraines.

According to the findings of an investigation into fragrances, perfumes, and colognes by the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

16 per cent of the reviewed products contained ingredients that may cause cancer

5 per cent may contain harmful impurities linked to cancer or other health problem

18 per cent contained penetration enhancers that increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern

And As odd as this may sound, especially if you’re hearing it for the first time, perfumes are not good for you because they are made of carcinogenic substances that make them hazardous to your health.

Call it a perfume, cologne, toilette or whatever, the truth is we have all been victimized by it. How?

Do you remember having a headache or sneezing badly, because of someone else’s perfume? Yes, the perfume was so strong that regardless of how you tried you couldn’t resist the fragrance, right?

Well, it happened because you’re inhaling potential toxins and harmful substances that are causing a reaction in your body. And as weird as this may sound, it is potentially just as bad as “secondhand smoke”.

Research has even shown that there are MORE chemicals in perfume and cologne than in cigarette smoke. And as a matter of fact, each puff of cigarette smoke has 250 chemicals while perfume and cologne can have up to 3000 different chemicals that make up a signature scent.

It is, however, important to state here that about 95 per cent of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic, petroleum based compounds.

And its normal for these chemicals to cause allergic reactions like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, wheezing and headaches.

Also fragrance can exacerbate asthma, environmental illness (EI) and migraines.

According to the findings of an investigation into fragrances, perfumes, and colognes by the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

16 per cent of the reviewed products contained ingredients that may cause cancer

5 per cent may contain harmful impurities linked to cancer or other health problem

18 per cent contained penetration enhancers that increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern

98 per cent of products contained ingredients not assessed for safety in cosmetics or with insufficient data

76 per cent contained ingredients that are allergens

13 per cent of products posed other potential health concern.

Here is what you can do if you’re disturbed by the fragrance

If you’re one of the many people that feel ill when exposed to fragrances, it is advisable for you to opt for fragrance-free varieties of all your personal care items, or at least choosing products that don’t t contain synthetic fragrance.

You should also inform your family members and friends, especially your co-worker, who wear perfumes that upset your system that you’re reacting to the chemicals in their perfume/cologne, etc.

Do this politely for a positive result; however, if they refuse to oblige, continue to tell them politely until they do.

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