[NAFEX] Re false statement in Vol. 58, Issue 13-? None found

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 18 16:04:38 EST 2007


No, there was no false statement. Febreze is toxic and
can harm animals. 

Next time you decide to look up something on scopes,
you may want to actually read what they say.

With respect to birds, snopes quotes P&G which admits
that you should not place birds in a cage that has
just been sprayed. 

With respect to dogs and cats, the ASPCA considers
febreze safe "WHEN USED AS DIRECTED." I would also
note that every chemical poison used for insect
control is also safe when used as directed. That says
nothing about whether the product is otherwise
dangerous.

The problem with febreze, particularly in its earlier
years, is that people did not understand that it is
toxic and were not using it as directed. They were
spraying it in bird cages while the birds were there
and directly sparing it on dogs once or twice a day.
After the internet information became public, more
people became aware of the dangers posed by misusing
febreze and responsible veterinarians who were
familiar with the problem warned their clients not to
misuse it, especially with birds.


--- Jim Fruth <jfruth at tds.net> wrote:

>     The statement, "Febreze is poisonous. It will
> kill birds, dogs, cats
> and just about anything else if used in sufficient
> concentration," is an (false) Urban Legend  Read
> what Snopes.com has to say 
> about it.
> 
> http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/febreze.asp
> 
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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> 
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