Air fresheners can damage lungs31st July 2006
New research shows that a chemical compound found in many air fresheners, domestic cleaning products, mothballs and other deodorizing agents, may be harmful to the lungs.
Human population studies at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a part of the US National Institutes of Health, found that exposure to a volatile organic compound (VOC), called 1,4 dichlorobenzene may cause modest reductions in lung function.
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