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Febreze is Bad for Your Health : (


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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...


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.


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