Have you read the labels of your synthetic air fresheners?
The ingredients in air fresheners can be toxic to your health and can be responsible for causing irregular heartbeats, headaches, depression, earaches, and diarrhea in babies.
All of these symptoms can be traced back to the phthalates that are found in most common air fresheners.
What Are Phthalates?
Phthalates are chemicals that are added to your air freshener in order to sustain the fragrance in the product for a longer period of time.
Although you naturally want your air freshener to retain its pleasant scent for as long as possible, phthalates are considered highly toxic, particularly for children and babies.
Many air fresheners on the market contain phthalates even if they aren’t listed on the bottle. A recent study proved that some of these misleading brands were even marketed as “all-natural.”
If you’re worried about the presence of phthalates in your home, choose one of the following options that include few or no phthalates.