[NAFEX] Febreze nontoxic?-of course not

Richard MURPHY murphman108 at msn.com
Sun Nov 18 16:02:42 EST 2007


We are all responsible to read labels.
People who spray Febreeze directly on their pet should not own a pet.
You gotta be sh____ng me.

Murph

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael Nave<mailto:jmichaelnave at yahoo.com> 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 3:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Febreze nontoxic?-of course not


  Of course febreze is toxic. That's why P&G, the
  manufacturer, gives very specific instructions not to
  use it except as they direct. P&G and a natl
  veterinarians organization both caution not to place
  birds in a cage after spraying with febreze. You must
  allow time for the fumes to dissipate. If you don't,
  birds may be harmed. One of the ingredients is zinc
  chloride. Here's the MSDS for zinc chloride:

  http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/z2280.htm<http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/z2280.htm>

  Note the language "DANGER! CORROSIVE. CAUSES BURNS TO
  ANY AREA OF CONTACT. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED.
  AFFECTS THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM."

  Now the zinc chloride used in febreze is small
  concentration, but if you misuse febreze and many many
  pet owners do, you can harm pets. There are hundreds
  of people who have reported illness or death caused by
  overusing febreze. I am familiar with many bird owners
  whose birds have had health problems associated with
  febreze. Has a scientific lab proved that deaths were
  caused by febreze? No. But when you have dozens of
  animals that were perfectly healthy and their owners
  admit to misusing febreze, and there is no evidence
  for any other cause, the resulting conclusion is
  fairly easy to make, unless you work for P&G. And even
  P&G has bent over backwards to tell people not to
  misuses febreze. If it wasn't toxic, they wouldn't
  bother.

  And if you still think that febreze is nontoxic, why
  don't you perform a simple test? Spray yourself with
  febreze twice a day for a month. Then tell us how you
  feel. That's what some people were doing with their
  dogs. The dogs got sick. 


  --- Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu<mailto:lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>>
  wrote:

  > At 11:25 PM 11/13/2007, you wrote:
  > >Febreze is poisonous. It will kill birds, dogs,
  > cats
  > >and just about anything else if used in sufficient
  > >concentration.
  > 
  > Urban/Internet myth.
  > There have been no confirmed cases of Febreze
  > causing death in any 
  > pet - bird, cat, or dog.
  > "Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet
  > alleging that Febreze 
  > causes serious illness or death in pets, veterinary
  > toxicology 
  > experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
  > regard Febreze 
  > fabric freshener products to be safe for use in
  > households with pets.
  > As with any product, it is important that you always
  > follow label 
  > instructions for use. However, should your cat
  > accidentally come into 
  > contact with Febreze when it is still wet, we would
  > not anticipate 
  > problems beyond mild skin irritation (which can
  > occur with any 
  > product in animals with sensitive skin) or minor
  > stomach upset, if it 
  > is ingested."
  > 
  > However, even water will kill all the above animals
  > - and humans - if 
  > used in sufficient concentration.
  > 
  > 
  > Louis L. "Lucky" Pittman, Jr., DVM
  > Veterinary Pathologist/ Dept. Chairman
  > Murray St. Univ.-Breathitt Veterinary Ctr.
  > Hopkinsville, KY 
  > 
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