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To: Minister for the Environment, Elizabeth Truss MP

Ban the use of air fresheners in public places

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.

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Reasons for signing

  • Air fresheners are toxic. They give me asthma and can contribute to many other medical conditions. EVERYONE is entitled to breathe in fresh air!
  • I am allergic to these air fresheners in fact anything with an artificial scent I use disabled toilets but am unable to use them as all insist on using pthemSave money get rid of them Airfreshners scented candles are everywhere you turn makes my life hell
  • you should sign because air fresheners contain harmful chemicals which affect the health of many people. It cause allergic reactions to me personally. I prefer to be well and breath clean air. Not the chemicals which chemical industry forces me to breath. carelessly adding to house hold products to make profit. I think that the health and well being of people is the most important.


2018-07-16 00:23:59 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-02-27 23:28:04 +0000

Thank you so much for your support in signing this petition :) We reached 100 signatures in a short space of time and the numbers continue to steadily rise. I'm told that the most effective way to increase signatures is to ask supporters to share the petition on their wall if they haven't already or with a couple of other like-minded friends who are likely to show support. If you would like to follow the campaign or discuss this issue further you may be interested in joining my new Facebook group 'Fragrance Free UK'. Thanks again for your support. Annali :)

2016-02-26 19:16:21 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-02-25 17:25:23 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-02-25 06:44:46 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-02-24 21:15:17 +0000

10 signatures reached