By Andrea DesJardins
Health & Environment Resource Center is pleased to present “Sweet Poison: What Your Nose Can’t Tell You About the Dangers of Perfume.” The information provided in this document is intended to introduce the reader to human health issues related to the widespread use of fragrance products.
Culturally, Americans are enamored with fragrances, whereas our European counterparts are not. Not only are many of the products we use scented, but many products also have a number of scents from which to choose. Thus, not only can you buy a certain product, but you can choose between ‘spring fresh,’ ‘mountain fresh,’ or ‘lemon scented’ versions of that product.
Americans also love to wear fragrances. This love of fragrance has allowed advertisers to reach their audience by linking fragrance with a desired quality such as ‘sexiness,’ or…
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