I always recommend reducing the level of toxins that you and your pets are exposed to on a daily basis. As toxic exposures can potentially cause illness on an acute, subacute, or chronic nature, it is important that humans eliminate any possible substance from the environment shared by both people and animals.
I incorporate this philosophy into my veterinary practice and personal life to protect both myself and my canine companion, Cardiff. In my household, I strive to avoid aerosolized fragrances and other substances, toxic or otherwise, that can enter my or Cardiff's body through our respiratory tract, eyes, mouth, or skin.
I now have the opportunity to get the message out in a large scale through my role in SeaYu’s Second Annual Fragrance Free Day. Please join me on Thursday August 11, 2011 from 12-1 PM (EST) on Twitter for this important discussion for both people and pets.
Observe by following #FragranceFreeDay as a column on your Twitter software (I use Tweet Deck) or contribute by using #FragranceFreeDay to tag your tweets. I will be answering questions along with SeaYu’s own Quincy Yu and organic chemist, Dr. Stephen Ziman.
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