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National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation Response to IFRA-NA Opposition to Nevada Bill.
Air Fresheners and fragrances creating barriers to those with respiratory and neurological disabilities.
The fragrance industry is grasping at straws, over the Nevada Bill that addresses indoor barriers under the Americans for Disability Act. (ADA).
The bill entitled “Revises provisions governing places of public
The intent of the bill is to remove all air fresheners, air scented branding, fragrance, candles, etc., to comply with both state and federal laws regarding the ADA.
Industry’s standard response to any type of impediment to remove fragrance is by referencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, which is acknowledged on a case by case basis by various government agencies.
The bill is for the protection of those with clearly defined and fully covered disabilities relating to the brain, neurological and respiratory systems.
IFRA-NA’s letter just mudded through with nothing to prove that their products are indeed not barriers, under the ADA.
The NTEF’s response citied numerous independent peer reviewed studies and government agencies, referencing that these have negative effects, even when used as directed.
The fragrance and air freshening industries, would like the public to think they are safe and fully researched. When in fact they are not required by law to test or list all the ingredients.
The public needs to realize that the number of people with hidden/non perceivable disabilities outnumber the more readily identifiable ones.
No disability should ever be denied access to public accommodations.
The full response can be read at NTEF-USA.Org.