The Original Bad Air Sponge uses their exclusive Deghost formula to adsorb surface odors, capture airborne odors, and draw out odors from curtains, walls, furniture, carpets and more! It works by neutralizing odor molecules in the air as well as pulling out and neutralizing odors from porous materials and objects including furniture, carpets, drapes, walls, and upholstery. The Bad Air Sponge does not mask odors with powerful scents or perfumes like other air freshener products , yet it totally eliminates odors where unpleasant odors are present. When it is placed near an odor producer, the Bad Air Sponge neutralizes the odors in the air as well as drawing out odor causing molecules and neutralizing them. It is safe to use as an odor removal product around your family, your pets, and your children. It is non-toxic and non-flammable.