Portland, Oregon is considering a restriction on fragrances for all city employees. The fragrances would fall under the category of anything that emits an odor like strong deoderants, perfume cologne, aftershave, etc.
The reason for considering this ban is the number of people who are allergic to strong scents. People have been known to go in to respiratory distress from fragrances. They can also trigger migraines.
Is this too much government interference? I am going to vote no. I am one of those people who is allergic to some scent. As ridiculous as it sounds, I can no longer use dryer sheets even. I would like for the restriction to go even further and include people in restaurants and stores. I think other jurisdictions should consider it.
One of the worst migraines I have ever had came from sitting behind some woman at a UMD basketball game. She must have bathed in perfume before coming to that game. I have this theory about fragrance. It should be for people you are up close and personal with. They should be able to smell it, not everyone who comes within 5 feet of a person. What say you?