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FRAGRANCE

 
This substance ranges from C to D depending on concentration/usage.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of skin irritation/allergies/damage; nervous system effects; acute aquatic toxicity
FRAGRANCE can be found in 1,294 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
A peer-reviewed study reports that fragrance causes neurotoxicity in mice.
 
some
 
R. C. Anderson & J. H. Anderson. 1998. Acute toxic effects of fragrance products. Archives of environmental health 53(2), 138-46.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The SCCNFP reports that fragrance chemicals can act as allergens.
 
some
 
The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers. 2002. POSITION STATEMENT CONCERNING FRAGRANCE CHEMICALS IN DETERGENTS AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. SCCNFP/0588/02, final.
The SCCNFP reports that fragrance chemicals cause skin sensitization.
 
some
 
The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers. 1999. FRAGRANCE ALLERGY IN CONSUMERS A REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE CONSUMER INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF CONSUMER ALLERGENS.
The SCCNFP reports that fragrance chemicals cause skin allergies.
 
some
 
The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers. 1999. FRAGRANCE ALLERGY IN CONSUMERS A REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE CONSUMER INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF CONSUMER ALLERGENS.
This review article reports fragrance in cosmetics causes allergic contact dermatitis.
 
some
 
Tatyana Hamilton & Gillian C. de Gannes. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics. Skin therapy letter 16(4), 1-4.
A review article reports fragrances causes skin allergies in children.
 
some
 
Anne Birgitte Simonsen, Mette Deleuran, Jeanne Duus Johansen & Mette Sommerlund. 2011. Contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in children - a review of current data. Contact dermatitis 65(5), 254-65.
A review article reports fragrances causes skin sensitization in children.
 
some
 
Anne Birgitte Simonsen, Mette Deleuran, Jeanne Duus Johansen & Mette Sommerlund. 2011. Contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in children - a review of current data. Contact dermatitis 65(5), 254-65.
This peer-reviewed study found that fragrance chemicals cause allergic contact dermatitis.
 
some
 
S. C. Rastogi, S. Heydorn, J. D. Johansen & D. A. Basketter. 2001. Fragrance chemicals in domestic and occupational products. Contact dermatitis 45(4), 221-5.
A peer-reviewed study reports that fragrance causes respiratory effects in mice.
 
some
 
R. C. Anderson & J. H. Anderson. 1998. Acute toxic effects of fragrance products. Archives of environmental health 53(2), 138-46.
This peer-reviewed study reports that perfumes may cause respiratory symptoms.
 
some
 
J. Elberling, A. Lerbaek, K. O. Kyvik & J. Hjelmborg. 2009. A twin study of perfume-related respiratory symptoms. International journal of hygiene and environmental health 212(6), 670-8.
A peer-reviewed study reports that fragrance causes respiratory symptoms in people and histamine release.
 
some
 
J. Elberling, P. S. Skov, H. Mosbech, H. Holst, A. Dirksen & J. D. Johansen. 2007. Increased release of histamine in patients with respiratory symptoms related to perfume. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology 37(11), 1676-80.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance in inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
 
 
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