What are environmental sensitivities?
Environmental sensitivities are reactions, of varying intensities, to environmental agents which include chemicals, food, biological agents or electromagnetic radiation.
In this guide, you will find healthy alternatives suitable for the majority of the population. However, if you suffer from environmental sensitivities, we have taken care to include products that do not contain any perfume or essential oils.
It is important to note that, if you are going to be in the presence of people suffering from environmental sensitivities, avoid the use of any perfume or scented products.
This guide is for you if:
- You are sensitive to chemicals
People’s sensitivities are very varied. The products proposed in this guide will not always be tolerated by people suffering from environmental sensitivities. As mentioned previously, the products listed without fragrance will be a good starting point towards a healthier environment. You will find a set of tips for products that are more suitable for your daily life and also recipes to try at home.
- You are asthmatic and/or allergic to fragrances
The products in this guide have been listed as unscented or scented. Scented products do not contain any synthetic perfumes, but they do contain essential oils. These essential oils are not tolerated by everyone.
If you have people suffering from sensitivities in your environment, this guide will help you in your choices.
- You wish to raise your children in a healthier environment
Children are exposed from childhood to polluted environments and they are particularly vulnerable to toxins in their environment. Indoor air in homes is often 8 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Household products, personal care products, and construction and renovation materials are the major sources of indoor pollution. This guide will provide you with healthy alternatives and tips on how you can provide a healthier environment for your children every day.
- You wish to adopt a healthier lifestyle
An increasing number of people want to live in healthier environments, and avoid the use of toxic ingredients. However, this search for healthy products is not always obvious and some companies play with symbols and omit to mention certain toxic ingredients. In fact, many commonly used products contain harmful ingredients. This guide will help you understand what ingredients to avoid, and will give you tips that are easy to follow in your daily life.
- You care about the environment
The guide is first and foremost a resource to help you create a healthier living environment for everyday living. The products in this guide are equally respectful of mankind as they are of the environment. By using healthier products, fewer harmful chemicals will be released into the environment (air, water, soil, etc.).