Nearly a third of air fresheners contain phthalates, used to make the scent last longer. This according to an investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). They are the same family of chemicals found in many water bottles. Air fresheners and related products are used by about 60% of Canadians. Some stores in Europe and the US are starting to remove some of these products from their shelves.
If there's one prop of "civilization" we can do without, surely this is it: the illusion of cleanliness.