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Last Post 02-12-2011 12:17 PM by  Paul Brooks
Air fresheners
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10-10-2010 11:06 AM
Ditto Helen.Surface cleaners and room scenters are on my list. Though I am going to go down the fabric conditioner route for now.
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10-10-2010 11:30 AM
So, do we know that the chemicals given off from hot diltuted fabric conditioner are any safer than candles???? I only ask, coz in winter, I dry clothes on an airer infront of our wood burning stove. Surely the chemicals are just as bad. Does anyone know for sure?
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10-10-2010 1:02 PM
If the fabric conditioner was used as a spray to freshen carpets ect I'm guessing it would be cold.....
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10-10-2010 1:24 PM
Sorry, I was on about it being put on a hot radiator on a flannel
......but there again is it OK cold??
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10-10-2010 2:12 PM
never thought of that sharon....good question....i have no clue
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10-10-2010 3:08 PM
Most chemicals such as soaps and things like fabric conditioners contain surfactants. These can interact with the cells lining the airways (in humans) and cause damage as a result. That's why you shouldn't directly inhale aerosols of such chemicals. I honestly don't know very much about air sac biology in birds, but I would guess that it really isn't a good idea to spray mists of such chemicals. Although, diluting them would help, I suspect they still have the potential to harm. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.
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10-10-2010 5:22 PM
Just dont use them around the birds or where the birds will be you still have to use chemicals in your home just becareful i use candles and air freshners but its where the birds never are and will never be in contact with them.
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01-12-2011 10:47 AM
It is the time of year again when the 'Christmas air fresheners' and scented candles are being advertised with a vengeance on the TV. Just thought I'd bump this again to remind of the dangers of these chemicals to birds.

So...........bump.
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02-12-2011 12:17 PM
Great post Helen

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