We Share the Air- Reduce Fragranced Products on Campus
Consider reducing the fragranced products you wear to campus.
Fragrances can trigger medical distress in others:
- asthma attacks
- allergic reactions
- sore throats & coughing
- eye irritation
- new cases of asthma in adults
Fragrance chemicals can cause health problems similar to second-hand smoke.
Fragrance chemicals in personal care products can include phthalates, formaldehyde, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), and other respiratory irritants. They can cause serious health problems to others in classrooms and offices.
Please consider reducing your use of fragranced personal products such as:
- Laundry detergent
- Perfumes & colognes
- Antiperspirants and deodorants
- Hair spray
- Body spray
- Hand sanitizer
- Antibacterial hand soap
- Dryer Sheets
- Essential oils extracted with solvents
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY BETTER!
To learn more refer to the University of Lethbridge ‘Guidelines on Scented Products’ in the Policies & Procedures Manual. Available online.