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Letter: Unscented products the way to go

I get an instant severe headache whenever I am near people who use those products

Unscented products the way to go

Thank you A. Sherwood for your letter on Nov. 18 regarding perfumed laundry products.

The writer noted that scented dryer sheets off-load toxic chemicals into the air. I get an instant severe headache whenever I am near people who use those products, or even just walking down the street by a house that has their dryer going.

Before COVID times I avoided events where I could not change seats if someone using perfumed products sat nearby. If I did attend any gathering I always chose an aisle seat near an exit so I could flee if needed. When I backed away from someone it was considered rude. Now it is acceptable because it is “social distancing”. COVID precautions have given me a reprieve from those headaches.

Please be aware that what might smell “fresh” to one person is actually painful to some of us. Be considerate and purchase non-scented laundry products. Why do you want to wear perfumed clothing anyway?

Patricia E. Lamont

Duncan

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