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You'll Thank Us Later, Kids

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The Axe Body Spray snafu (child hospitalized, thoughts of that hateful smell reignited in the memories of once high-schoolers everywhere) has inspired a Pennsylvania lawmaker to attempt banning it and other perfumes/colognes in schools. Called the Fragrance Free Schools Act, school boards would have to write an anti-fragrance provision in the code of conduct if a kid in the district says they're allergic. Sounds reasonable, but where, then, will young men and women everywhere learn how not to smell in a way that doesn't repel other humans completely? [Consumerist]