Say Yes to POOPH, No to Common Air Fresheners

Say Yes to POOPH, No to Common Air Fresheners

If you can smell your air freshener, it could become a health issue

Most over-the-counter products simply cover up unpleasant odors with strong fragrances, but they can actually pose significant health risks to people and their pets. A handful of well-known air fresheners are made with chemicals that negatively impact indoor air quality. To make their fragrances last, they rely on toxins. This includes aerosol bottles, plug-ins, oils, scented candles and gels that could actually be harmful for you and your pets. It’s a good thing POOPH is here to save the day!

What ingredients are present in popular air fresheners?
Common air fresheners release more than 100 chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. Some of these have been linked to certain types of cancer when exposed in high amounts. To top it off, these toxic ingredients can interact with substances in the air, leading to the creation of secondary pollutants that degrade the quality of indoor air.

What is the impact of air fresheners on human health?
Air fresheners' influences on the body can vary depending on the specific elements used in the product and the sensitivity of individuals to them. People with asthma or allergies may be more sensitive to scented products. These individuals may experience worsened symptoms or increased respiratory irritation when exposed to air fresheners.

Negative impacts include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as headaches and coordination difficulties. Sometimes harm is done to vital organs, such as the liver, kidneys, or central nervous system. Even short-term exposure to VOCs can cause irritation of the eyes, throat, and nose, as well as nausea. That’s why it’s crucial for individuals to be aware of the potential risks associated with these products.

To make matters worse, reactions to air fresheners can worsen over time. This is because the chemicals in air fresheners can trigger allergic-like reactions in the immune system. Over time, this can result in inflammation, illness, and increased chemical intolerance. To minimize the risk, simply stop using sprays that emit odors of any kind. Similar to their owners, pets may suffer from headaches, migraines, asthma attacks, difficulty breathing, and neurological problems due to VOCs.

Are air fresheners labeled “Green” always safe?
Products that are labeled as organic, nontoxic, or all-natural may still be harmful. The regulations surrounding the chemicals used in cleaning products and air fresheners are relatively lax in the United States, making it difficult to assess their toxicity. To make matters worse, less than 10% of the dangerous ingredients in common air fresheners are disclosed on the product label. After all, disclosing this crucial information is not required by law in the United States.

So, how do we freshen up our air?
POOPH Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator is a unique product that effectively eliminates odors by breaking down their molecular bonds. It does not rely on perfumes or chemicals to mask unpleasant smells, but instead targets the source and eliminates them completely. Originally developed for industrial facilities, like landfills and waste-water treatment centers, POOPH is now available for pet owners to combat organic odors.

Whether it's a carpet, couch, bed, or even the animal itself, POOPH can be applied to any organic surface to remove unwanted smells. It is SAFE to use on all types of bed linens, litter boxes, rugs, carpets, and hardwood floors. It leaves them odorless, without any harsh chemical residue.

POOPH products are now available in a large 32oz bottle for home or outdoor use, and there is also a convenient 2oz spray for folks on the move. You can even grab a full gallon container to quickly refill your spray bottles. If you have a cat, make sure to check out POOPH’s Kitty Litter Odor Eliminator and Kitty Litter Box Saver too.

POOPH is incredible!

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