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Perfume-free week raises stink about fragrance intolerance

Published tisdag 8 november 2016 kl 11.29
Ulf Brändström: Don’t use perfume when you’re planning to be close to others
(2:20 min)
Perfume intolerance
Public transport is a problem area for many of those affected by perfume intolerance. Credit: Hasse Holmberg/Scanpix/TT, Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix/TT

The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has launched an initiative about the severe reactions some people have to strong fragrances.

Ulf Brändström, secretary-general of the association, tells Radio Sweden about the group's call for a perfume-free week to help those affected.

About six per cent of the Swedish population is sensitive to perfume, and they have difficulties in their daily lives, he says.

Brändström says people should try to use perfume-free products if they are going to be out in public to make life easier for those with a perfume intolerance.

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