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2011-04-13 00:00:29

Odor from Garbage and Pets Among the Most Offensive Bloomington, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Call them "America's Most Unwanted." They've been known to hold entire households hostage, causing shortness of breath, nausea and panic in their victims. At the very least, they keep "home sweet home" from smelling so sweet. The culprits are household odors, and these are the worst of the worst. According to a recent nationwide survey* by the makers of ARM & HAMMER® vacuum...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

A new patent-pending technology called Flow Science® is set to revolutionize commercial air fresheners with a ground-breaking method for diffusing liquid air fresheners into ambient air. Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 "It's the first truly new air freshener technology in decades and probably the last I'll see before I retire." So says Air-Scent's president, Arnold Zlotnik in describing his company's new air freshener refill technology. Dubbed Flow Science® by its...

2011-01-26 20:40:00

Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odors "” one that doesn't simply mask odors like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them at the source. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles "” hundreds of times smaller than peach fuzz "” eliminates odors up to twice as effectively as today's gold standard. A report on these next-generation odor-fighters appears in ACS' Langmuir, a bi-weekly...

2011-01-09 00:44:00

The sources of chemical hazards may surprise you. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This is the time of year many Americans make a resolution to live healthier. One way we can have a healthier home is to reduce the number of chemicals in the products we use every day. A recent study at the University of Washington in Seattle found that popular consumer goods emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including several chemicals that are known to be toxic to humans. The surprising...

2010-10-29 14:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study led by the University of Washington has revealed that in a test of best-selling scented household products including detergents, dryer sheets, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, and shampoos, almost a quarter of the chemicals detected were classified as toxic or hazardous under federal law, and some were even classified as possible carcinogens. All of the products tested emitted at least one chemical classified as toxic or...

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2010-08-25 09:20:00

Crafting a fragrance for detergents that leaves laundry smelling clean and fresh. Developing a room freshener, scented oil, or scented candle that whispers "cool spring air." Giving toothpaste or mouthwash a refreshing aftertaste that lingers and lingers. The process for putting the smell that sells into thousands of consumer products is much like composing a symphony, according to maestro fragrance designer Michael Papas, who spoke at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical...

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2010-07-20 10:15:00

Women who report greater use of cleaning products may be at higher breast cancer risk than those who say they use them sparingly. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health asked more than 1500 women about their cleaning product usage and found that women who reported using more air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control had a higher incidence of breast cancer.  Julia Brody, from the Silent Spring Institute, USA, worked with a team of...

2010-04-14 08:09:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know the air inside your home may be more toxic than the air outside? That's a problem because Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors. Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine's April Earth Day issue reports that exposure to contaminants in everything from cleaners to couches may be to blame for increasing levels of cancer, asthma, premature puberty, birth defects, and developmental issues. Most people...

2009-09-15 11:59:00

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal care products that we use everyday contain chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors, which hinder the normal functions of our hormone systems. Phthalates, also known as plasticizers, are added to plastics to make them flexible to mold into shapes for product packaging and as fragrance for perfumes and air fresheners. Parabens are added to personal care products, such as cosmetics, to extend shelf-life and eliminate fungi and bacteria....

2009-08-27 15:05:58

Police in Florida said they arrested a woman for attacking a smoker with air freshener sprayed from a can. Niceville police allege the woman was waving the can of Glade Potpourri Air Freshener around the other woman's head while dispensing its contents at a Niceville apartment complex Friday, the Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach reported Thursday. The woman then allegedly pointed the can at the back of the other woman's head and sprayed it for nearly a full minute. Police...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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