According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Chemical Sensitivity needs to be considered when constructing or remodeling HUD housing developments. A couple months ago, conservative talk-show host Mark Steyn talked about how preposterous it would be if ADA required scent-free workplaces. While it seems a bit over-the-top, I work with thousands of Chem Sensitive individuals across the country and this concept would be a breath of fresh air...pardon the pun. Most perfumes and colognes contain dozens of chemicals that can negatively affect even non-sensitive individuals.
So, If it's OK to ban smoking in the workplace, why not perfume?
I've always championed the concept that green building is not necessarily healthy building. In my opinion, what good does it do to save the environment, if we are still poisoning the human occupants? But, would this type of regulation go too far?
I'm not picking sides on this one yet, so I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this subject.