“S C Johnson – A Family Company” – Responsible For Millions Of Child Asthma Cases?
S C Johnson manufacture amd sell household products. Glade airfreshener is second in the UK market place to Airwick. Around the world millions of households use Johnson’s air freshener products.
If you spray air freshener in your home on a daily basis your children are five times more likely to get Asthma than if you do not. Scientists believe that every 10 microgram increase in atmospheric levels of particles result in a 1% increase in deaths from respiratory conditions like asthma.
When I grew up air freshener was sprayed in the loo if you made it smell. That was in posh houses. Now, everyone sprays air freshener all over the place. That and and car use account for much of the increase in Asthma. Toxic compunds are formed when the fumes react with ozone in the environment.
S C Johnson are a family company. Still owned by the family who founded the firm. Business has been good to the Johnson family. It doesn’t mean their products are good for your family. In fact many have hidden dangers. The chemical soup in which we live has never been thoroughly researched – even if thousands of puppies and the like kicked the bucket ensuring individual elements were “acceptably” and not “unacceptably” dangerous. But that is all they died for. Now we are paying the price for our chemical warfare.