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Monday, July 9, 2012

Sign of the Times: Fragrance Free Workplace

Credit: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

"Allergies are common - especially in Oklahoma.  Not only can people be allergic to pets, pollen, and dust, but some can also be allergic to perfumes and cologne.  When visiting City Hall, please help us by not wearing perfume, cologne, or other fragrances.  If you are wearing a fragrance, you will need to remain at the front of the building when visiting.  Thank you for your help!
Tuttle. Oklahoma"

Scent-Free work policies for the workplace are now increasing. 
Some or all of the following adverse health symptoms have been  reported:
  • headaches
  • dizziness, lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • insomnia
  • malaise
  • confusion
  • loss of appetite
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • numbness
  • upper respiratory symptoms
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty with concentration
  • skin irritation
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