Most people are quick to spray their car with some disinfectant or plug in some off-the-shelf air freshener in hopes to eliminate (or at least make tolerable) any odors. While that can work to mask some odors, you ought to know whether the product your using will have health consequences.
Recent studies are showing links between the use of commercial air fresheners and the impact on our health. Before you visit your local store for another air freshener purchase, be it for your home, car or office, do some research on the product of interest to ensure you're keeping your family safe! Look out for air fresheners that contain Phthalates, which are hormone-disrupting chemicals.
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