The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team
The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - Real Estate...Real experience, integrity, commitment & results!™
The Rick Wearing &
Sandra Parrott Team
Rick Wearing,
BA, MVA-Residential, Broker
Sandra Parrott,
L.L.B Sales Representative
Phone: (705) 788-3535
Fax: (705) 788-0207
Toll Free: (866) 844-2697

Huntsville Supports Scent-Free Environments

Have you heard about The Town of Huntsville’s latest campaign to promote social well-being? It’s all about going scent-free. Being sensitive to scented products has become a common issue for people everywhere. Many with asthma, allergies, or other environmental sensitivities, have adverse reactions when exposed to cleaning products, perfumes and air fresheners for example. Reactions can range from a mild headache to serious breathing problems due to exposure.

With the desire to help everyone have easy access to community public areas, many towns and cities are participating in social awareness campaigns to lessen the use of scented products in public. This is the goal of the Huntsville Scent Free campaign. There is already a policy in place banning the use of personal scented products for all staff. Now the Town wants to spread the word and awareness of this issue which impacts many of our friends and neighbours. 

Wearing scents is a personal choice, and they are worn to make a person feel good and happy. Cleaning products can be easier to deal with when they smell like lemon instead of harsh chemicals. And yet, much of what is used to scent products is chemically based. According to Multiple Chemical, overexposure to these chemicals is thought to be the core of many adverse reactions.

With findings provided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, on how adverse reactions can be trigged by the smallest amount of chemical exposure, Huntsville is asking folks to think about the scented products they use before going out and about for the day, and to lessen or limit their personal use as a way to lower the risk of an adverse reaction for others.
The issue of scent sensitivity is also something to consider if you are selling your home. While it is important that your house is sparkling clean for viewing, using natural cleaners such as baking soda, lemon and vinegar, is an easy way to ensure all potential buyers can view your home without worrying about having a reaction. has some great tips on cleaning with natural products. Ultimately, it is okay, if not better, to forgo the scented candle or air freshener for a viewing or open house. Noting you have a scent-free home could be an added plus to include in your listing.

Huntsville is a community where everyone’s well-being is of importance; and just one of the many reasons this is such a wonderful place to live. If you happen to be in the market for a cottage, home or condo in and around the Huntsville area, put the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

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