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Old 07-30-2009, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Angry perfume makes people sick

34 hospitalized after co-worker sprays perfume - Weird news- msnbc.com

as I've been saying for years...........perfume can and does make people sick.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:49 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Not really, wanna bet most of those folks had a hysterical reaction as opposed to a real reaction? Psychology plays a huge part in perception.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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It can happen... perfume can cause you to be allergic, queasy or at least have a headache, which are side effects. But I don't know about it contributing to making you sick. I think the effects of it will be usually temporary.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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Agree - there are scents, such as 'Giorgio,' that make me extremely ill: headache, nausea, even vomiting. Giorgio is just ONE of them, and IMHO could be marketed as a weapon for crowd control.

And for those who use scent: there's really NO need to bathe in it. Just a little, please. One of the admins in our office has one of the more revolting perfumes on earth and she leaves a scent trail wherever she goes: I can tell when she's standing outside of my office when the door is closed or when she's been in a room.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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Most, if not all perfumes contain acetaldehydes to make the perfume smell better without needing to add more expensive flower extracts. This chemical is in the same group as formaldehyde which is known to cause immediate and long term illnesses and even cancers.

Aldehydes build up in organs and tissue and this causes multiple chemical sensitivities.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I have almost choked to death over someone perfume, choking and gaging, eyes watering, I recovered soon as I ran outside. White Diamonds was one of them, that stuff burned my eyes, nose and throat.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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My sister & I had an "intervention" with our mother this past month. Her perfume is vile and it doesn't help that she bathes in it. We can't even hug her! She agreed to stop wearing it. I think perfume should ONLY be used for your own pleasure and NEVER in the workforce environment...same goes with men's cologne.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:35 AM
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Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Yes perfume can make you sick!!! White Diamonds makes me sick, I get a headache and feel nauseated every time I am around someone wearing it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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It's very rare I come in contact with a perfume that doesn't instantly nauseate me. I find it's hard to tolerate, and really hate it when I get a hug from someone and have wear what's rubbed off on me for the next few hours, even though you try and scrub it off.

Funny about the intervention with your mother Darrow!

Many moons ago, I was one in need of a necesary intervention .. with a gardenia perfume I used to splash all over the place. Funny how we go from one extreme to the other as we age.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:20 AM
Status: "Enjoying the mountains" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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My sister & I had an "intervention" with our mother this past month. Her perfume is vile and it doesn't help that she bathes in it. We can't even hug her! She agreed to stop wearing it. I think perfume should ONLY be used for your own pleasure and NEVER in the workforce environment...same goes with men's cologne.
I had to ask my mother to stop wearing perfume. Just a tiny drop on her smells like she poured the whole on her.
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