Chemical Air Fresheners Harm Computers!

by Angelique on July 16, 2015

Image that says "People to People: Working together for your safety - Stan Salot, Jr.Did you know that chemical air fresheners are as harmful to computers as they are to humans? That was the topic we discussed when I returned as a guest on Stan Salot’s radio show: People to People: Working Together for Your Safety.

Here is the description of the episode:


Today we’re talking about the growing levels of indoor air pollution due to the increasingly ubiquitous use of chemical air “freshener” sprays and oil diffusers. “Signature scents” are now even being pumped into sports stadiums and airplane cabins.

Our regular listeners who are interested in computer technology may be concerned to learn that these substances gum up the works of computers and other electronic devices. It’s difficult to know which products to avoid for our own health, because they can contain dozens of unidentified, untested fragrance chemicals that don’t have to be revealed to anyone, not even to doctors or the government.

It is certain, however, that synthetic fragrance chemicals are designed to adhere to the surfaces they touch, and are therefore unwise to use around a wide variety of electronic equipment, including laptop computers. We will discuss how our listeners can speak out against the widespread use of substances that hurt their electronics and their health.


You can listen to the show right here! It doesn’t look like it, but you can fast forward.


If the player above isn’t working for you, you can listen on the People To People VoiceAmerica website.


Photo of Stan Salot of the People to People radio showThank you, Stan, for inviting me to speak again on your show! Click here to hear my first People to People interview: “At Home with Chemical Sensitivities.”



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