Air it out. Open your windows for airing rather than using a commercial air freshener. Air fresheners contain synthetic fragrances that can aggravate asthma and allergies. In 2007, the NRDC tested 14 brands of common household air fresheners and found phthalates in 12 of them. Phthalates are hormone disrupting chemicals that have been linked with reproductive problems, these chemicals were even found in the products labeled as "all natural" and "unscented." Phthlates were not listed on the products labels or packaging. Read more.
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