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October 27, 2016
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Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

Scent-free Environment

Sep 27/13

The Diversity and Equity Office would like to remind you that you share the air with students, staff, and faculty with environmental or multiple chemical sensitivities. Although wearing fragrances is a personal choice, it is one that may negatively impact the health and safety of others.

While visiting, working, or studying at the Faculty of Social Work, please avoid the use of perfume, cologne, scented hairspray, and other scented products.

Scented products, such as perfumes, air fresheners, and lotions, can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma, migraines, allergies, or chemical sensitivities. Scented products can create barriers, causing symptoms that range from nausea, dizziness, and throat irritation, to seizures and fainting. By creating a low-scent or scent free environment, we contribute to the elimination of barriers for our peers and colleagues with disabilities. Like adding ramps or introducing curb cuts, switching to fragrance-free products can have a profound impact on the accessibility of the environment.

Please visit the suggested links below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Kane, AODA Officer at ext.4710, or by e-mail at

UofT, Faculty of Social Work Scent-Free Information page:

Safety, Health, and Environmental Risk Managementís Scent-Free Bulletin:

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