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Febreze is Bad for Your Health : (

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by UberLaLa, May 30, 2018.

  1. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    Sorry to mention this, but spraying chemicals in your car, then sitting there and breathing them in, is not good. Actually, very bad for us...

    https://healthandlovepage.com/17-surprising-reasons-you-should-stop-using-febreze-immediately/

    Ingredients Found in Febreze

    The following is a list of only some of the chemicals that were identified with the EWG test conducted on Febreze Air Effects air freshener. All of them are toxic to humans .

    • BHT – BHT is an endocrine disruptor, neurotoxin and causes toxicity in non-reproductive organs, immune system and irritates both lungs and eyes.
    • Fragrance – This ingredient is listed, but this still doesn’t change the fact that it is an immunotoxin, neurotoxin and allergen.
    • Acetaldehyde – Acetaldehyde has been linked to cancer and it is known as a strong toxin that affects immunity, reproduction and development. In addition it irritates the eyes, lungs and skin.
    • 1.3-Dichloro-2-propanol – This substance can lead to cancer
    • Propylene Glycol – It causes allergies, cancer, builds-up in the body, toxic to immune system and non-reproductive organ system. It is also a skin, lung and eye irritant.
    • Limonene – It irritates the eyes, skin and lungs. It is an allergen and immunotoxin.
    • Alcohol denatured – This is another ingredient that is officially listed in Febreze. It was related to cancer and can lead to reproductive and developmental toxicity.
    • Methyl pyrrolidone – Immunotoxin and allergen, toxic to development and reproduction and acts as a lung, eye and skin irritation.
    • Ethyl acetate – This ingredient was linked to neurotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, lung, skin and eye irritation and organic system toxicity.
    • Butylphenyl methylpropional – immunotoxin, allergen and lung, eyes and skin irritation.
    • Linalool – Causes irritation in eyes, lungs and skin, a well-known immunotoxin and allergen.
    • Geraniol – Can contribute to the development of allergies. Geraniol is also linked to organic system toxicity, immunotoxicity and eyes, lung and skin irritation.
    • Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – toxic for the non-reproductive organ system
    • Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin that can irritate the lungs, eyes and skin.
    • Hexyl cinnamal – immunotoxin, allergen, irritator of the skin, lung and eyes.
    • Ethylhexanol – reproductive and developmental toxin that can cause irritation in the eyes, lungs and skin.
    • And few dozen more. You can check the list at the Environmental Working Group website.
    https://cvskinlabs.com/7-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-use-febreze-or-other-chemical-air-fresheners/

    https://healthyliving.azcentral.com/the-hazardous-effects-of-febreze-12535599.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...p-smelly-compounds-making-invisible-nose.html
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
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  2. somedriverguy

    somedriverguy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    los angeles
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Now you tell me. Sheesh.
     
  3. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    Annoyed at myself for finding this : /

    Not sure which is worse, stink of stinky passengers or dying from all the above. :confused:
     
  4. U phoria

    U phoria Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Santa Ana river bed
    Driving:
    UberTAXI
    Sitting under landing planes is 10x worse
     
  5. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    I sit quite a bit East of the lot, never been there. But yeah, this driving stuff looking not good for one's health. o_O
     
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  6. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay

    "your dad died so young"

    -"he was a rideshare driver"

    "Oh sorry, didn't know"
     
  7. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    'R-DEDS'

    Rideshare Driver Early Death Syndrome

    :eek::rolleyes:
     
  8. Dice Man

    Dice Man Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA & OC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Febrese or not you will die any way.
     
  9. uber-xxx

    uber-xxx Active Member

    Location:
    Los angeles
  10. Uber_Yota_916

    Uber_Yota_916 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Had a exterminator tell me that the chemicals used in Ozium are the same ones he uses. I found a decent alternative. Still won't sit in the car right after spraying.

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  11. Showa50

    Showa50 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles - Highland Park
    Driving:
    UberX
    Just mix up what you eat. The difference in fart smells will balance out
     
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  12. jazzapt

    jazzapt Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
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  13. Malone33

    Malone33 Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    What about the little tree air fresheners we put around the rear view mirrors?...r those deadly too?
     
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  14. LoveBC

    LoveBC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Every thing is deadly.

    The air we breathe
    The beverages we drink
    The food we eat
    The sun

    Can’t fear the reaper.
     
  15. sadboy

    sadboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I hate all of you for ruining this for me..... I spray Ozium like crazy with the AC full blast. Now I find this out!!!

    People smell so bad, it's like picking the lesser of two evils
     
  16. jazzapt

    jazzapt Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    When I am told I can't even eat romaine lettuce, it's time to stop worrying about what foods will kill me.
     
  17. U phoria

    U phoria Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Santa Ana river bed
    Driving:
    UberTAXI
    Change out your cabin filter with a baking soda lined one, and change it often
     
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  18. delornick94

    delornick94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Home
    Driving:
    UberX
    I guess it's not good to huff febreeze as well?
     
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  19. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay
    Baking soda kills also.
     
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  20. sadboy

    sadboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    We all gonna die one day, no sense of worrying about the little things that can kill you
     
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