Originally Posted by Yosemite
Probably not as the kids would probably have to eat processed or synthetic foods or potato chips and junk like that instead of decent food to feed their hunger.
It's too bad that kids nowadays aren't allowed to build up natural immunities because they are over-protected by the new breed of parent who is afraid to expose them to many things that would have built up those immunities.
Gailuvscats - I'm not trying to diminish your issue with perfumes - honestly. I just worry about how far our laws will go when it comes to banning things. I don't want to live in a communistic environment but we are edging closer and closer to that mindset and it honestly frightens me. Today they ban something that bothers one set of peoples, then tomorrow they ban something that bothers another set of peoples, where does it stop. If they tried to ban something you enjoyed or liked, would you feel so adamant that "they" were right even if you felt it didn't actually hurt anyone else?
I agree that second hand smoke is not good and I don't have a problem with banning smoking in public places and I'm a smoker. I try very hard, and succeed I believe, in respecting others and not smoking around folks who don't like it or young children. To me that is common decency just as not wearing perfume around a co-worker who may have a bad reaction to it is common decency. But if I'm going out for an evening with a hot date and I want to wear my special perfume, even though I may be in a public place or an elevator, I don't think I should be banned from wearing it.
Better find out first if your hot date is allergic.
And I would hope that a natural fragrance, or just plain clean would be "romantic" enough. Synthetic fragrance does not have to be in the mix. I understand you want to do everything you want to do, but there are other people in this world. No one is stopping you from having a hot date, and going where you want, must you pollute their air? If you were not forced to restrict your smoking, say you could sit at your desk and smoke, wouldn't you do it? Yes. that is the way it used to be, as well as in restaurants, and only partially is it banned in bars. Phila. smoking is banned, but not all of Pa. It is happening city by city. You say you agree that you shouldn't wear your scent if it bothers a co-worker, but don't you wear it? Did you ever ask anyone around you if it bothers them. Ever notice people holding their breath in the elevator when you are on it?
And even if you are one of the rare considerate ones, what about those who don't give a @#3? Where does that leave the ones who are affected? As with the smoking ban, people adjust, and it becomes second nature. Today, no one thinks of lighting up indoors, at least in Phila. and it hasn't hurt business at all.
Fragrance is next. At least in businesses that serve the public (gov't, hospital, medical) and fine with me if it extends to restaurants etc. If your right infringes on another's, than it needs to be examined. AS I said, you can eat all the garbage you want, it does not affect me directly, but we have a right to clean air, and no one has the right interfere with that. Rules and laws are developed for our civilization. Do you drive? Don't you have the right to drive as fast as you want? Can't you play your music as loud and as late as you want? Don't you have the right to go up to the front of the line instead of waiting? We have many rules and regulation that are second nature because that is how we exist as a society. Currently fragrance is becoming an issue, and it has to be addressed. It is a long time coming.
"If they tried to ban something you enjoyed or liked, would you feel so adamant that "they" were right even if you felt it didn't actually hurt anyone else?"
This is what you said. You feel it doesn't actually hurt anyone else. Well it does!! That is what you are not getting. It makes people sick. It has to be curbed.