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Fresh Breath Day

August 6, 2014

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Profile America — Wednesday, August 6th. Today is one of America's more obscure and unusual commemorations. It's National Fresh Breath Day, even if it is not recognized by the greeting card industry. The idea is to make people aware that having fresh breath is part of overall health and wellness, and that the solution to bad breath -- technically known as halitosis -- can be relatively simple. Sometimes, chronic bad breath can be a symptom of a serious illness. Mostly, it's one of life's most personal problems and has an impact on social and workplace relationships. The problem is stressed in advertising for a variety of products, and Americans spend a lot of money to achieve fresh breath. Mouthwashes, for example, are part of the nearly $32 billion a year industry making various toiletries. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at

Sources: NAICS 325620

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: July 29, 2014