First US fragrance policy at work turns 10

Brigham-and-Women's-Hospital-Boston-MAPeggy Wolf is a nurse and member of the organization Healthcare without Harm. She advocated for the first fragrance-free policy in the US, modeled on the QEII Hospital in Halifax.

Through her efforts, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital became the first fragrance-free hospital in the US in 2001. This year the policy turns 10 and has been imitated by over a dozen employers across the country, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, which was the first government workplace to implement an indoor air quality (aka fragrance-free) policy in 2009. The policy covers fragrances in detail and effects 15,000 workers.

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