Our Call to Action
Our goal is to protect human health by decreasing indoor and outdoor air pollution.
We ask for your help by reading labels on laundry, body care, and cleaning products so you know you are choosing the ones labeled "Fragrance Free".
We urge you to share this poster and supporting research to raise awareness about this often overlooked, yet increasingly obvious way of achieving healthier air both indoors and out.
"Go Fragrance Free: Healthier Air Has Never Been Easier."
Fragrance Free Coalition is a group of volunteers who recognize fragrance not only pollutes indoor air, it diminishes health, and creates an access barrier for healthcare, schools, businesses, and public spaces.
The EPA estimates indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
The EPA, the White House Summit on Clean Indoor Air, and others emphasize the need for clean indoor spaces. Synthetic fragrance chemicals increase VOC's, create secondary pollutants such as formaldehyde and have been shown to increase indoor particulate matter. Manufacturers have also put known skin sensitizers and known allergens in their fragrances for decades. All of these qualify as indoor air pollution.
The FDA places safety responsibility of their products on the manufacturer. "The law does not require FDA approval before they go on the market, but they must be safe for consumers when they are used according to labeled directions, or as people customarily use them. Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility for ensuring that their products are safe and properly labeled." See FDA.gov
The need for fragrance free healthcare, schools, and public spaces is evident when reviewing the studies about asthma, migraines, sinusitis, airborne contact dermatitis, eczema, autism and more. Please review the interactive poster available on the home page.
The easiest way to create healthier air is to not pollute with petrochemicals/fragrances.
Purchasing fragrance free cleaning and laundry products, fragrance free deodorants, soaps, hand sanitizers and lotions, as well as eliminating air ‘fresheners’ are easy changes with major impact on indoor air quality.
We care deeply about the health of humanity, our pets, the planet, and ourselves.
"The person who manages your building has a bigger impact on your health than your doctor" -2020 Dr. Joseph Allen, Healthy Buildings program at Harvard University's T. H. Chan School of Public Health