Fragrance pollution - phenomenon
In life, people have come up with a way to use scent to cover up the odor, vigorously develop fragrances, say it has miraculous effects, can refresh the mind, relieve mental stress, eliminate anxiety and so on, etc., but do not know this kind of scent The "smelly scent" is double the pollution. The various flavors promoted in the market are not so much scientific terms as commercial terms. As long as people who understand a little chemistry can immediately identify it as an aromatic compound, the pungent "fragrance" People report which chemical it is.
In the workplace, more and more people use cologne, perfume and other body odorants, especially white-collar workers. Some office workers stepped into the subway car and their heels had not yet landed. They were almost knocked down by a number of "second-hand incense" ambush on all sides. In addition, some people think that colleagues in the office use perfume to make them unable to concentrate on their work. The pungent smell of perfume is actually a "chemical weapon" that can be carried with you.
Fragrance pollution - harm
Perfume is mainly made up of balsam and various flower extracts. It is impossible to "poison" people like gas. However, there are also some people who are allergic to perfume in their lives. They stay in the strong fragrance for a long time. Allergic people do feel dizzy, and even more so, chest tightness and itchy throat. There are two types of people who want to use perfume carefully, one for pregnant women and the other for babies, both of which are sensitive to perfume.
1. In 2000, a high school student in Halifax was given a hair gel to attend classes, which made the teacher feel "uncomfortable" and was taken out of the classroom by the police into the detention center.
2. Elan Weber is allergic to perfumes containing chemicals. If stimulated by artificial fragrance, it may be life-threatening. In March 1999, she joined the Detroit WYCD radio station of the "Unlimited Broadcasting Network", but the air freshener containing acetone sprayed in the studio often made her feel uncomfortable. In addition, a perfume often used by colleague Linda also caused severe irritation to Elan. The whole body was subjected to electric shock, the throat was severely allergic or even lost, and finally had to stop working and receive treatment. In January 2001, Elan returned to the radio after three months of rest. She asked the company to take measures to protect her safety, but she was discriminated against and dismissed by the company. Elan sued the court, and the Detroit District Court demanded that the “Unlimited Broadcasting Network” pay Elan a total of $10.6 million in damages, including $7 million in punitive damages, $2 million in moral damages and $1.6 million in past and future compensation.
Fragrance pollution - foreign governance
According to a survey in the United States, about 15% of Americans are allergic to scent, and many people are forced to resign because they cannot tolerate "fragrance pollution" in the work environment. In 1996, the American city Halifax introduced a policy called “No Fragrance, Benefits Are Self-evident”, encouraging people to reduce the use of perfume in public places such as municipal governments, libraries, schools, hospitals, courts and buses. Volume, and in a few years, the "ban" was written into the city's legal provisions.
Some Japanese companies have to ban the female staff from heavy makeup after smoking bans. On the one hand, it avoids excessive disguise to distract yourself and the surrounding colleagues; on the other hand, it also reduces the aromatic pollution in the office. According to a US survey report, about 15% of Americans are allergic to scent, and many people have been forced to abandon their jobs and resign because they cannot tolerate the "scent pollution" in their work environment.
The European Environment Office also said that because they received too many complaints, they are now applying for a legal provision that European manufacturers must label the aroma components in various products so that consumers can avoid allergens as much as possible.
In Paris, known as the “City of Perfume”, some large companies have banned men and women from using perfumes with strong aromas on the grounds of preventing air pollution and improving work efficiency.