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Parent Claims School Air Fresheners Are Making Her Daughter Sick

Posted September 7, 2001 3:44 a.m. EDT

— A few weeks into the school year and already some kids are getting sick. It is not from the flu but from air fresheners.

Amy Barrington says the aromatic scents in her daughter's fourth-grade classroom at Morrisville Elementary are making her sick.

A doctor confirmed that she has a chemical sensitivity disorder, but Barrington says the air freshners can affect other kids too.

"There's a lot of evidence that the chemicals in them can cause all kinds of symptoms. Kids with asthma can be especially sensitive," Barrington says.

Barrington has taken her case to the school system and the school board. They hope to have a systemwide policy for air freshners in effect this year.