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Is smelling dryer sheets (scented) and the hot air from the dryer vent bad for your health?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Likely

The air from the dryer vent probably has small fabric fibers in it and that is not good to breathe.

In brief: Likely

The air from the dryer vent probably has small fabric fibers in it and that is not good to breathe.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr, Lyons is correct. Also fragrances and aerosols are being blamed for the worldwide increase in asthma. They are especially bad for children with chronic lung diseases and frequent ear infections, and allergies. They also are bad during any episode of cold or cough symptoms.They are just as bad as second hand smoke, they just smell better.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
See this WHO booklet, it applies to kids and adults. http://www.who.int/ceh/capacity/Indoor_Air_Pollution.pdf So avoid candles, aerosols, fragrances in soaps, detergents and body care products whenever anybody has anything going on above the diaphragm, or has a skin condition (even poison ivy). Fabric softeners don't soften fabric they just add one more irritating fragrance molecule to environment
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