Aroma-Toxic Co-workers

The toxic battlefield at the office

Have you ever had to face the unexpected challenge of dealing with a co-worker over-dousing on body scents?

If you’re like me, you’re tired of recognizing people when they come into the building, by smelling their over-the-top application of cologne or perfume. Even though you are on the other side of the building you know precisely when they arrive as they get intimate with the whole office.

Personally I stopped using deodorant many years ago and have never had the habit of using scented products like cologne and after shave. It’s another good reason to be on the detox lifestyle, you just tend not to stink as much.

After reviewing the data found on http://www.ewg.org, I was impressed by the dangerously high levels of toxic substances measured in the fragrance of many body care products. On a scale of 0 through 9, 9 being this most dangerous, many scents are in the 7 through 9 range of a majority of the lesser-than-health-minded products.

So if you have an allergic reaction to someone heavy-ladened with chemically enhanced body scents, you are not out of line being a bit annoyed by the proclivities of others’ aroma-toxic habits, rather, you can muster a certain amount of righteous indignation due to the possibility of toxic molecules mingling with your brain as your immune system does battle in a microbiochemical dance.

CY

Do you have any horrific stories of workplace aroma-violence?
Please leave a comment, I’d love to read it.

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