TITLE

Scent-free policies generally unjustified

AUTHOR(S)
Senger, Emily
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, pE315
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the lack of scientific evidence supporting scent-reduction policies in workplaces. It states that there are no reliable diagnostic test for fragrance allergies despite scents being able to cause psychological and physiological symptoms in certain individuals. According to University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario respiratory physician Susan Tarlo, the lack of diagnostic tests for multiple chemical sensitivity encourages unconventional treatments such as homeopathy.
ACCESSION #
60160161

 

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