Anosmia is the lack of an ability to smell.  It can be temporary or permanent, and those who suffer from anosmia may find food less appetizing and have a decrease in taste.  Additionally, anosmia can be dangerous as deadly situations such as gas leaks or fires might not be detected with an inability to smell.

Anosmia is a potential side effect of consumer products and medications.

Published November 17, 2011 by