Common household chemicals cause cancer

Choose air fresheners wisely.

Common household chemicals cause cancer

Air fresheners can contain far more than natural essential oils for fragrance.

Nearly every household in the United States uses an air freshener in some form.

But most of the ingredients in air fresheners are poisonous chemicals known to cause infertility, brain damage, respiratory illnesses, and cancer.

Most also contain phthalates, which are known to affect hormone production in men.

And these chemicals are emitted into the air of your home while they work.

The best thing to do is use gel versions that are scented only with essential oils.

Another thing to try is to put a few drops of essential oils on a terra cotta ring that you place over a lightbulb on a lamp. The heat of the bulb will diffuse the scent through the room.