Scent-free policies generally unjustified

Senger, Emily
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, pE315
Academic Journal
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.


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