Today, while procrastinating over my latest assignment for Industry Overview II (a module that’s class that is fragrance chemical free), I came across this amazingly informative Pintrist page: Scent-Free Canada. I like how they have the informative byline:
“Resource for fragrance-free, scent-free products available in Canada. Share with Coworkers/Family/Friends! Note: If you’re sensitive to synthetic ingredients some products may not be suitable for you.”
Nowhere is this more true than in the life of people who are effected by fragrance chemicals. The nature of the condition, whether it be fragrance allergies, chemical sensitivities, irritant induced asthma, or one of the many other immune disfunction disorders that leave the sufferer experiencing physical reactions to fragrance chemicals, is the vast amount of differences in the types of products that people can use, and the reactions they (may or may not) have to the ingredients (natural or synthetic) used in the manufacturing of them. Ergo, this Pintrist page is a great place to start if you are looking for products that won’t cause or exacerbate illnesses. It is totally awesome that once people are educated about the harm that can be caused just by wearing them into a room where there are people whose health will be effected via the inhalation of fragrance chemicals, that they then go and look for products that won’t cause harm! And it’s so great that people are kind enough to spend their free time making pages like this.
And just in case you are thinking: What about the people who we try to educate about this issue, the ones who won’t give us anything except for a facial expression that looks like a puckered cat’s arse under a full moon? What about all the people who try to wear products that won’t harm others, and then the few who don’t care, keep on wearing their ‘designer’ fragrances into public places? What about them? What can we do? Well, my dears, what we can do is nothing… But just know, people are followers. They run with the pack. And eventually, they will follow. These people don’t want to be the ones left out. They don’t want to be the person wearing fragrance, standing out like dog balls on a kitty-cat because they are the only one wearing it in a room where everyone knows (and has known for sometime because management keep telling them: please try not to wear it. It’s a Health and Safety issue) it will cause so-and-so to get ill. They won’t want that. (Just imagine someone lighting up a cigarette in a restaurant, or worse, a school? It just wouldn’t happen. Anymore!) So, everyone out there, keep up the education; the gentle persuasion; and the fragrance free gift giving!
So, yes, please, check this page out, embed the image on your blog, or send it out into your social media sphere:
“Where do I find Scent-Free products in Canada? If you work in a scent-free environment or have sensitivities, you can find hundreds of scent-free products available in Canada. Follow on Pinterest:pinterest.com/… – Share with coworkers, family and friends by liking this pin on Facebook, Tweeting or embedding this pin on your blog. #fragrancefree#unscented#scentfree#mcs“