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What are the health risks of synthetic fragrances?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Everyone likes their home to smell clean and fresh but synthetic fragrances such as air fresheners and fragrance candles that waft through the air can negatively affect the quality of indoor air, damage lung tissue and airways, and irritate the eyes. Keep it real. If your house is clean, it shouldn't smell.

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