“Canaries” are chemically sensitive people who react
sooner and more strongly than others to the toxics around us. Like
canaries brought into the mines of old, they serve as a warning of
dangerous fumes to those less aware. TIP’s focus is on the entire
range of the public’s reactions
to pollutants in the air and on their skin. We want to reach both canaries
AND non-canaries, people who don’t yet know what they might be
doing to the health or that of their loved ones. We’re setting
this corner aside to address basic canary issues, for those at all
stages of the spectrum of sensitivity. Submit a question or a TIP on
reactions to chemicals, solutions you have found,
or other useful information.
DON’T BE FOOLED ABOUT FRAGRANCE!
Fragrance Fallacies & Fakery
A NEW TIP HEALTHIER LIVING INFO BOOKLET!
P. 2 FRAGRANCE ODDITIES & THE “FL” CHALLENGE
P. 3 MYSTERIOUS MATERIALS TOUR - WHAT’S INSIDE?
P. 4-5 KNOWN BADDIES & SCENT SYMPTOMS
P. 6-7 REGULATION THAT DOESN’T & POLICIES TO PROTECT
P. 8-9 PLEASING PEOPLE? & SNIFF NOW, SORRY LATER.
P. 10-13 ACHIEVING APPEALING INDOOR AIR
P. 14-16 LINKS TO FRAGRANCE INFORMATION & RESOURCES, AND SMELLY SLOGANS - WHAT ADS & COMMERCIALS SHOULD SAY!
(In The Interest of Greater Disclosure And Honesty In Advertising of Fragranced Products)
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INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR A FRAGRANCE-FREE CONFERENCE OF QUAKERS!
More and more people are having unpleasant reactions and experiencing health effects from fragranced products. The term “fragrance” on a label conceals the actual synthetic chemicals utilized in a product - under the guise of “trade secrets”, no disclosure of ingredients is required. Everyone should educate themselves about this, for their own sake, for their loved ones, and even for strangers whom they encounter in public spaces. WARNING: always read the ingredients on the label. Some products shout "unscented" on the front but have "masking fragrance" in the little list on the back.
All should have the right and freedom to breathe without being sickened by air-borne contaminants. NOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site includes a section on indoor air pollutants - and “air freshener” is on the list. Please explore the articles below for useful - and often surprising - information. Included are fragrance-free products lists, info on specific fragrance chemicals, related health conditions, comments by people affected by the scents of others, and accessibility actions by institutions and government.
SOURCES OF FRAGRANCE-FREE PRODUCT SAMPLES DONATED FOR FGC GATHERING
FRAGRANCE-FREE PRODUCTS LISTS
2007 FGC Gathering Unscented Products List
Last-Minute Sunblock Information
Last-Minute Insect Repellent Comments
Short Dalhousie List
Various Product Lists
FRAGRANCE-FREE CONCERNS & INFORMATION
Concerns Behind the Fragrance-Free Samples Project We're planning to distribute free samples of fragrance-free cosmetics at an 1800 person conference in 2007.
Northampton Friends Meeting Flyer - Edited
Bold Religious Communities Fragrance Flyer
Pet Peeves About Fragrance
Friends and Fragrances: A Friends Journal article on Quakers and chemical sensitivity.
Connie Eash's Reply to Friends Journal Article
What’s In “Fragrance”?
8-6-06 Fragrance Chems Toxicity
Fragrance Chems in Laundry Products
Perfume Fragrance Warnings
Scents to Die For
Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivities
Scents Kids Go Wild For
Trouble In the Air
Air Freshener Concerns
Sensitivities and Air Fresheners
Toxic Effects of Air
Hall accessibility project underway: Shutesbury,
Network Publications: Work-Site Accommodation Ideas
for Individuals with Fragrance Sensitivity.
ACCESSIBILITY ACTIONS & CONCERNS
Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities, 8-23-05 special forum
Written Testimonies That We Have Gathered From This Hearing:
Deborah A. Pina
Linda C. Dugas
Complete transcribed testimonies will in time be available at the RI Governor's Commission on Disabilities website under "2005 Forums".
Existing Accessibility Protocols For Chemically Sensitized People
Brigham and Women's Hospital Fragrance Policy
MCS Protocol of Mercy Medical Center
The Missouri Governor's Council on Disability Policy
Comments to the Department of Transportation on Airline Accessibility Protocol
Liberty Goodwin's Comments
Paul Klinkman's Comments
Making Schools Accessible & Healthy
Perfumes Contaminate Our Classrooms - An Open Letter