... that while fewer kids are subjected to second hand smoke (even many of the heavy smokers I know often don't smoke in their own homes or around their kids) there has been an INCREASE in asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Just the other day we passed through the "air freshener" aisle en route to the laundry detergent section, and my hubby commented "don't we have enough of these things already?". We are so used to "conditioned air" and super-duper airtight insulated homes, we forget that opening the windows every now and then is the best air freshener of all!
Conclusions: Exposure to 1,4-DCB, a VOC related to the use of air fresheners, toilet bowl deodorants, and mothballs, at levels found in the U.S. general population, may result in reduced pulmonary function. This common exposure may have long-term adverse effects on respiratory health.