Scent Free Zone

Scent Free Zone
Posted on 05/03/2024

Please be aware that Bells Corners PS is a fragrance/scent-safe work and learning environment. This applies to all staff, students, parents, visitors, and volunteers who work or visit the school.


Please be aware that fragrances and scents are found in a wide range of products including perfume, aftershave, deodorant, soap air fresheners, fabric softeners, laundry detergents, facial tissues, candles, etc. Exposure to fragrances and other scented products may trigger adverse health reactions (e.g., asthma attack, anaphylactic reaction and shortness of breath) in individuals with asthma, allergies, migraines, or chemical sensitivities. Other less serious but equally debilitating symptoms include headache, sore throat, runny nose, sinus congestion, wheezing, dizziness, anxiety, anger, nausea, fatigue, mental confusion and an inability to concentrate.

In order to protect those individuals with sensitivities to fragrances and scents, and to possibly prevent others from developing such sensitivities, we are asking for your continued cooperation towards a fragrance/scent-free environment at this school. Employees, students and visitors are being requested to avoid the use of these products while at the school. It is a personal choice to use fragrances or scents; however it is important to recognize that the chemicals vaporize into the air and are easily inhaled by those around us. Today fragrances/scented products are made up of a complex mixture of chemicals which can contribute to indoor air quality problems and cause health problems.


What can you do to help?

·         Be considerate of those who are sensitive to fragrances or scents.

·         Avoid using these products in the school.

·         Discuss this issue with your children.


Please understand that this issue is not about you as a person or about your choice of fragrance or scent, but it is about the adverse reaction the use of the product may cause. The success of our fragrance/scent-free initiative will depend upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of everyone within the school community.


Thank you for your cooperation.
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