There is a teacher at my school who has approached me with a concern regarding a scented plug-in that another teacher (with whom she shares a room) has put in their classroom and refuses to remove. According to the teacher, the scent is causing her headaches and respiratory irritation (she has hx. asthma). She tells me she is also worried that the scent may trigger our asthmatic students, and headaches or other irritations in others that would decrease their ability to focus. The other teacher refuses to remove the plug-in since he uses the classroom more frequently, and now the teacher who has approached me feels it necessary to bring the issue to the school board. She has asked that I help provide articles to defend her stance. I agree with the concerns she has voiced, although I get the impression the issue over the plug-in is more a reflection of ongoing conflict and stubborness between the two teachers. I would like to remain as uninvolved in this issue as possible, and be sure that if I provide any articles I do so in an unbiased manner. Can my fellow school nurses help me out by directing me towards some reputable information on how this scent might effect my students? I would also love it if you could share any personal experiences with similar situations. Thanks!