Vinegar detox air freshener

Vinegar detox air freshener

  • Most conventional air fresheners contain basic chemicals  such as formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, 1,4 dichlorobenzene and aerosol propellants.
  • These chemicals are linked to skin and upper respiratory allergies and may lead to serious diseases.
  • This vinegar detox air freshener is chemical-free.
  • Formaldehyde is classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
  • Phthalates are hazardous chemicals known to cause cancer, hormonal abnormalities, birth defects, and reproductive problems.  A study performed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that 12 of 14 common household air fresheners contained phthalates and that none of them listed phthalates as an ingredient.
  • The study indicates that may air fresheners currently being used are a threat to public health. US National Institute of Health (NIH) found that exposure to a VOC called 1,4 dichlorobenzene  found in many air fresheners may be harmful to the lungs.
  • Another chemical present in air fresheners is terpene, which when exposed to the air creates formaldehyde.
  • Regulations:
  • Air freshener manufacturers are not required to list ingredients in their products. The 2007 NRDC study on air fresheners resulted in a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to more tightly regulate air fresheners.
  • DIY home fresheners are healthier alternatives.
  • You control the ingredients and save money at the same time.
  • Vinegar detox air freshener:
  • Mix:
  • 4 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • Transfer to a spray bottle
  • Spray when air is stale and when someone in your home is sick.
  • Tips: Opening your windows at least 1o minutes a day is highly recommended. It creates airflow as stale  air is bad for you.
  • Introducing air purifying and filtering plants can help detoxify the air  as well.
  • For a lavender baking soda air freshener.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). ” Protect your family from the hidden hazards in air fresheners.” Web. 01 September 2013.
  • 2. US National Institute of Health (NIH). ” Chemical in many air fresheners may reduce lung function.” Web. 01 September 2013.
  • 3. The 2007 NRDC study Common air fresheners contain chemicals that may directly affect human reproductive development.” Web. 01 September 2013.

 

 

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