Air Freshener Essay

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AIR FRESHENERS
Air fresheners are consumer products used in homes or commercial products used in restrooms that typically emit fragrance. Some air fresheners have been known to have chemicals that provoke allergy and asthma symptoms raising argument about how safe it is to use. Air fresheners interfere with our ability to smell by coating our nasal passages with an oil film, or also by releasing a nerve deadening agent. The known toxic chemicals that are found in an air freshener are formaldehyde and phenol .Formaldehyde is highly toxic and is a known carcinogen while phenol can cause your skin to swell, burn, peel, and break out in hives if it comes in contact to it. Air fresheners can cause cold sweats, convulsions, circulatory collapse, coma and even death. Alternative air fresheners :White vinegar,
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The pesticide is the disinfectant. This type of pesticide is known as an antimicrobial pesticide.The pesticide chemicals usually found in toilet cleaners are sodium hypochlorite or bleach.
Toilet bowl cleaners also have other chemicals in them too, like hydrochloric acid. We should never mix a toilet bowl cleaner with any other household or cleaning products. Doing so can result in poisonous gasses being released and cause very serious breathing problems. Most disinfectant cleaners are very irritating to your eyes and skin and will burn your throat. immediately. Because toilet cleaners can be harmful, your exposure to them is important to know. Hydrochloric acid is highly corrosive and is irritant to both skin and eyes. It also damages kidneys and liver. Hypochlorite Bleach is also corrosive .It irritates or burns eyes, skin and respiratory tract. It may cause pulmonary edema, vomiting or coma if ingested. Contact with other chemicals may cause chlorine fumes which may be

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