TTLF: Good News! Air Fresheners Kill You

File this one under "environmentalists gone wacko(er)" (hat tip Conservative Belle.)

A group of heavyweight environmental organizations is asking the federal government to crack down on air fresheners, products that scientific studies show can aggravate asthma and pose other health risks.

In response to the groups’ petition filed Wednesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walgreen Co. quickly pulled three of its air fresheners off the shelves of its 5,850 stores nationwide.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Alliance for Healthy Homes and the National Center for Healthy Housing filed the petition asking the agencies to more strictly regulate the industry, which is expected to have $1.72 billion in sales this year.

Well, they do not really kill you, but, you know that in Liberal World, that is where this is going to go, and, somehow, they will be linked to global warming as caused by Man.

And, of course, if nothing is done (ie, air fresheners taken off the market,) lawsuits be a comin’!

If you have asthma, do not use them. Very simple. I do not, but I avoid many of the ones where you plug them in to an electrical socket, as their heavy odors tend to make my lungs feel heavy. Free will is wonderful, eh?

Scented sprays, gels and plug-in fresheners offer no public health benefits yet contain harmful chemicals linked to breathing difficulties, developmental problems in babies and cancer in laboratory animals, according to the petition sent to the two federal agencies.

I wonder if Silky will put a stop to this type of frivolous lawsuit? Probably not. Anyhow, if there is no public benefit, why do some many people by all those fragrences to help them relax? I wonder if puppies are next?

  

I give it 3 out of 5 Prozacs, 5 being in the greatest need of medication.

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    Well of COURSE it kills you. That’s because it’s an industry that’s making a profit. First the claims, then the lawsuits. We need to investigate “Big Air Freshner.” We need to see which legislators are getting campaign contributions from them and stop it now!

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