Panel Discussion: The Development of Standards and the Role of Consumer Safety in Fragranced Goods
Contrary to popular belief, most exposure to hazardous pollutants that affect health and well-being occurs indoors. A primary source of these indoor pollutants and exposures is common fragranced consumer products, such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products. Even so-called green and organic fragranced products emit hazardous pollutants, similar to regular fragranced products. This panel investigates the occurrence and types of exposures to fragranced products and associated health and societal effects. Further, it investigates potential preventive measures, such as standards and policies, to reduce health risks and costs.