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To: Minister for the Environment, Elizabeth Truss MP
Ban the use of air fresheners in public places
Ask the Minister for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, to respond to the concerns of the report by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health by enforcing a UK wide ban on the use of air fresheners in public spaces including; public toilets, schools, nurseries, hospitals, doctors surgeries, pharmacies, shopping centres, shops, supermarkets, cinemas, cafes & restaurants, pubs, public transport, motorway services etc.
Why is this important?
The use of air fresheners in public spaces has become increasingly widespread. The health of the general public has been overlooked and it has become almost impossible to avoid contact with air fresheners and indoor pollutants as we go about our daily lives. Air fresheners have a detrimental affect on health, particularly on those suffering from migraine, asthma, respiratory problems and allergy. Around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma including 1.1 million children. Please join this campaign to help improve public awareness and urge the UK government, local councils and businesses to take action to safeguard public health.