Phthalates Found in Nearly 1/3 of Cdn Air Fresheners

Dangerous chemicals showing up in some air fresheners
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

“Air fresheners marketed as a way to enhance the smell of your home may actually contain dangerous chemicals that could do harm, a CBC News investigation has found.

To see how widely the chemicals are used in Canada, the CBC took a sampling of the multitude of air fresheners available and tested them for two types of phthalates, DEP and DBP. Nearly a third contained one or both kinds of chemical.”

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