Nevada PUC wants public to forgo scents

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Updated: 5/07 1:15 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Public Utilities Commission wants staff and visitors to forgo perfume and other synthetic fragrances.

The agency on Wednesday issued a notice asking the public to refrain from wearing scented personal care products as a courtesy to people who are sensitive to chemical fragrances.

Signs posted at PUC buildings ask people not to wear, or to use sparingly, such things as perfume, aftershave, scented hand lotion, fragranced hair products or similar products.

The notices will also be included on all PUC notices of consumer hearings.

Additionally, anyone affronted by scents during PUC meetings may request to watch the proceedings from an adjoining hearing room. Staff will accommodate such requests if the room is available.

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Kramer - 5/7/2014 5:39 PM
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just change this monolithic/indifferent bureaucracy's name to PU.

kdavis52 - 5/7/2014 5:29 PM
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I use Tide too, however there is an unscented Bounce dryer sheets that work good. I have unscented hand/body lotions and deodorant. On the other hand my shampoo and conditioner are scented but not very noticeable once rinsed out. I very seldom use perfume. Hairspray, aerosol deodorants, and some cleaners will set me off in a sneezing fit if they are a CHEAP product. I always dread going to a small grocery store because the laundry product aisle always makes me start sneezing.

Speed - 5/7/2014 5:21 PM
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Why would this even be an issue-it's been over a year since I've been able to even speak to anyone in person at the Power Co. or Gas Co. here. Everything's automated,and the only way to resolve anything is to call their "Toll Free Number" and wait until they have time to "deal with you".

angeloschild - 5/7/2014 2:48 PM
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I will continue to wear, sparingly of course, whatever products I use. There's no way I am going to go out and replace every scented product in my home. I use Tide, fabric softener, lotion, etc. I am glad there is no reason for me to go into the PUC building.

Bubbles - 5/7/2014 1:30 PM
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Welcome to the "politically correct" future. What a joke.
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