Trigger: Fragrances

Fragrance can trigger unpleasant symptom in people with Fragrance sensitivity. A condition which is actually quite common, and related  to a number of health conditions according to Caress and Steinemann 2009  Conditions include

Recent studies have shown that stress and anxiety can lead to heightened sense of smell, and fragrance senstivity, and some smells can cause anxiety.  Sometimes people can get stuck on a  fragrance sensitivity and anxiety loop.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they do not belong in the workplace, and many educational and medical facilities are now adopting fragrance free policies similar to the CDC one. .

Fragrance is not appropriate for a professional work environment, and the use of some products with fragrance may be detrimental to the health of workers with chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, and chronic headaches/migraines. CDC Indoor Air Policy Document Page 9

 

If you are experiencing smell or fragrance sensitivity choosing fragrance free products and reducing your overall exposures to fragrance may help you feel  a lot better.  

 

Sources

http://www.everydayhealth.com/allergies/fragrance-sensitivity.aspx 

 Odorant substances that trigger headaches in migraine patients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832131

Caress and Steinemann 2009

When Allergies Don't Non-allergic Rhinitis - WebMD

www.webmd.com › Allergies › Reference

 

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