The death of a teenage girl after inhaling aerosol deodorant sprayed on her blanket as she went to sleep shocked Britain and the cause is now known: inhaling the deodorant caused her to collapse and die.
Giorgia Green was 14 years old and was found unconscious by her brother on May 11, 2022 in her bedroom after he sprayed his blanket and wrapped himself inside.
After the immense pain of the loss of their daughter, parents are raising funds to raise awareness of the dangers of inhaling aerosols and thus prevent the tragedy from happening again.
second account Mirror, on May 11 Giorgia Almira Green went to her room to rest. When her mother came because it was time to go to the drum class for boys, Giorgia was unconscious.
As revealed by the BBC, Giorgia was autistic. Her father said that the smell of deodorant gave to his daughter “a feeling of well-being”. She also said that she liked spraying deodorant on the blankets because she found the smell comforting.
“Because of his sensory-seeking behavior, he liked to spray his blanket and wrap himself in it,” Paul said.
Now parents are embarking on a campaign to warn of the dangers of deodorants. “Due to our tragic circumstances, we want to educate others and raise awareness to help protect you, your family and friends,” the call read.
The parents said that Giorgia did not suffer from any disease. She “she was a perfectly healthy and fit girl that she was never seriously ill.”
“Giorgia’s passing was a complete and totally unexpected shock.”
They added, “We want to share what happened because our daughter sprayed too much deodorant spray.”
“Help us spread the word that toxic/poisonous chemicals and gases in aerosol cans can kill, this kind of death is not limited to children. What we really want is to raise awareness the dangers of aerosol products at home“, send Mirror.
“Hopefully, this could prevent more tragedies from happening again. Our greatest wish is that dear Giorgia’s disappearance will not be in vain”.
The British Association of Aerosol Manufacturers has responded by saying deodorants have ‘very clear warnings’, the BBC .
By law, deodorant sprays must be printed with the warning “Keep out of reach of children”. But Giorgia’s parents said the writing was small.
They believe that many parents buy deodorant for their children without realizing the warning. People don’t know how dangerous the contents of those cans can be,” said his father, Paul.
“I wish no one else in the country, or the world, would end up having to go through what we personally went through.”
The parents say that their daughter’s behavior due to her autistic condition led her to the fact that if she felt a little anxious, she sprayed this spray and it gave her a feeling of comfort because it is a deodorant that her mother used.
“His door was open, so it wasn’t like it was a closed environment,” his father said.
“The exact amount [de desodorante] It’s unclear, but that would be more than you’d normally spray. At one point her heart stopped due to inhalation.”
His medical cause of death was “undetermined but consistent with aerosol inhalation,” the BBC reveals.
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