Fragrance Sensitivities Awareness

Dear SETA Staff,


As many of you may know, allergies are not just seasonal when Spring flowers bloom. In fact, allergies can be year round for multiple reasons, one of them being allergic to fragrances. We have multiple employees here at SETA that are adversely affected by fragrances. In light of this, we would like to bring awareness to fragrances and how they can affect allergies/asthma.


How can you help?


Please consider reducing the amount of fragranced products you wear and/or use at work.

  • Skip or minimize the use of perfume, cologne, or body spray in the mornings before heading off to work
  • Keep scented-free hand cream or lotion at your desk
  • Use scented-free cleaning products to clean your work area
  • Use a fan instead of air freshener if your area gets stuffy
  • Take home any delivered flowers you receive
  • Ask others if your fragrance can be detected beyond a two-foot radius (your personal zone). If yes, reduce the amount of fragrance you use.


Did you know?


Fragrances can trigger serious health reactions in some individuals the same way cigarette smoke affects some people.

  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sore throats
  • Coughing
  • Eye irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea


Fragrances are not just found in perfumes.


Commonly used fragranced products worn or used at work include:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Air fresheners
  • Shampoos
  • Hair Spray
  • Body lotions
  • Hand creams
  • Body Spray
  • Cologne
  • Cosmetics
  • After shave
  • Cleaning products
  • Soap


Thank you for your consideration in helping make the air here at SETA healthy for all employees!


*For more information on Fragrance Sensitivity and to find a list of fragrance-free alternatives, go to





Kind regards,


Allison Noren

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