Is Your Perfume Killing You ?
If you’re suffering from mystery symptoms, you’re not alone. Millions of people just like you are scratching their heads wondering why they feel so bad all the time. The best way to treat and cure your mystery symptoms is to find out what’s causing them in the first place. Learn how the culprit may be as close as your favorite perfume.
You’re Wearing Poison, Literally
I’m not just talking about the perfume named, “Poison,” I’m talking about all commercial scents. It may shock you to learn that a whopping 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds made from petroleum.
These chemicals have been linked to a host of neurological and autoimmune problems.
If you’re constantly getting sick, these common toxins found in scents could be to blame:
- Toluene – Neurotoxin
- Ethanol – Respiratory Irritant
- Acetone – Respiratory Irritant
- Formaldehyde – Carcinogen (Causes Cancer)
- Limonene – Respiratory/Skin Irritant
- Benzene Derivatives – Carcinogen
- Methylene Chloride – Carcinogen
Symptoms of Perfume Toxicity
The symptoms of scent toxicity run the gamut from upper respiratory complaints to food intolerances to cancer. The most common symptoms of scent-related toxicity are likely autoimmune or neurological.
Symptoms may include:
- Allergic – Hay Fever, Sneezing, Wheezing, Coughing, Post-Nasal Drip, Skin Rashes, Staring Gaze, Exhaustion
- Digestive – Nausea, Stomach Cramps, Food Intolerances
- Neurological – Shaking, Tremors, Muscle Twitches and Spasms,Seizures, Fainting Spells, Learning Disabilities, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Dyslexia
- Autoimmune – Lupus, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer
Fatal to Children
Babies and children are much more sensitive to the toxins found in perfume because their bodies are still developing. Toxins in perfumes have been linked to birth defects and an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Children with any underlying neurological, autoimmune or behavioral problem should not be exposed to artificial scents of any kind.
Breaks Down the Nervous System
The toxic chemicals in perfume and cologne can cause a breakdown of the myelin sheath, the electrical insulation around the neuron essential for proper nervous system function.
Constant exposure to chemical scents can lead to severe neurological problems like those mentioned in the above paragraphs.
Taxes the Autoimmune System
Regular exposure to artificial scents causes the immune system to be in a constant state of “fight or flight” as the body attempts to protect itself from the chemicals.
After years or decades of this, the autoimmune system starts to fail and autoimmune disease can result.
Perfume and Cologne NOT Regulated by the FDA
You may still be of the mindset that the powers that be would never let the teeming masses slowly kill themselves by putting toxic chemicals on every day. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.
According to John Baily, PhD, Director, Colors and Cosmetics, FDA:
“The fragrance and cosmetic industry is the least-regulated industry. There is no pre-clearing of chemicals with any agency.”
So, in other words, you’re on your own. Each time you spray or splash on your favorite scent, you’re playing a game of Russian roulette with not only your health but that of everyone around you.
Thankfully, there are natural alternatives to chemical scents. Do a Google search on natural chemical-free perfumes and you’ll find several companies that sell 100% safe and natural perfume oils. Natural perfume oils usually cost about the same as chemical scents and a little goes a long way so they’ll last a while.
If you’re always getting sick and you don’t know why, become a label-reader and take a look at your perfumes, skin lotions, hair care products and cleaning supplies. If they contain chemicals, trade them in for natural products. Your body and the earth will thank you.