Did you know you actually smell with your brain?

Of all your five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) the sense of smell seems to have the most lasting impact on your memory. In fact, people can recall smells with 65 percent accuracy after a year while after just three months visual recall sinks to 50 percent.

Your sense of smell can have a huge impact on your decisions from what to eat, a home or car to buy to a person you want to be close to. This may be due to the fact that you don't actually smell with your nose but your brain, which links positive or negative emotions to odours.

Odours are actually caused by off-gassing microscopic molecules that are detected by the nose. These chemicals stimulate chemoreceptors in the brain, which decipher them as specific smells. Because the molecules are so miniscule they can easily embed themselves in items everywhere, which is why it can be so hard to get rid of bad odours.

Molecules that create odours are constantly in motion and the faster they go the greater scent they produce. Heat actually increases the speed, which is why in warmer temperatures odours will be much stronger. This can be a positive if the scent is pleasant such as flowers in the garden on a hot summer day but the smell of burned food, smoke, or garbage can provoke a much more negative response.

Fragrances can mask odours for a short time but in order to permanently get rid of bad smells the odour-causing chemicals need to be destroyed. If your home or vehicle have unwanted odours that you're unable to get rid of BIOSENSE Environmental has a proven eco-friendly solution that eradicates surface and airborne molecules permanently.

For more information on how you can eliminate bothersome odours, visit BIOSENSE Environmental at www.biosenseenvironmental.ca or call 1-888-502-5157 x 102.

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