Do you read the labels on your synthetic air fresheners?

The ingredients in air fresheners can be toxic to your health and can be responsible for causing irregular heartbeats, headaches, depression, earaches and diarrhoea in babies.

All these symptoms can be traced back to the phthalates that are found in most common air fresheners. Phthalates are chemicals that are added to your air fresheners in order to sustain the fragrance in the product for longer.

Many air fresheners don’t even list them on the bottle. So if in doubt the best solution is to open windows to bring in fresh air or to use fans to maintain air circulation.

Or even better don’t use them at all!

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