December 2, 2009
AUTHORITY WIDE – We all like to see beautiful flowers, and there is no question they hold a therapeutic value for a person who is ill or infirm. As the spirit of the Season is upon us, we are seeing more floral arrangements in our hospitals and residential facilities.
Please remember to leave highly scented and pollen bearing flowers (such as lilies, lilac and hyacinths) out of the bouquet. These flowers, though attractive, can be overwhelming to small rooms. In addition, flowers, such as lilies, have pollen and can cause reactions severe enough to require medical treatment.
We have communicated these concerns to florists across the Island and ask that you please choose your flowers carefully, or consult with a florist to ensure that highly scented and pollen bearing flowers are not included.
Scented products such as perfumes, scented hairspray, cologne and other products can also aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions.
No scents is good sense and remember that we share the air.
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