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FRAGRANCE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
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  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick395 products
beach & sport sunscreen342 products
foundation262 products
mask237 products
serums & essences186 products
shampoo156 products
body wash/cleanser142 products
conditioner140 products
moisturizer137 products
moisturizer with SPF134 products
lip gloss119 products
fragrance for women112 products
facial moisturizer/treatment104 products
facial cleanser93 products
liquid hand soap88 products
hair color and bleaching78 products
bath oil/salts/soak70 products
lip balm62 products
bronzer/highlighter59 products
exfoliant/scrub58 products
antiperspirant/deodorant55 products
eye shadow53 products
bar soap53 products
concealer47 products
styling gel/lotion41 products
makeup primer41 products
hair treatment/serum38 products
hair styling aide33 products
blush33 products
hand cream29 products
fragrance for men29 products
body spray23 products
hair spray22 products
toners/astringents22 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
lip liner20 products
facial powder20 products
shaving cream18 products
beard oil17 products
mascara16 products
body firming lotion16 products
makeup remover16 products
baby shampoo15 products
sunless tanning14 products
BB cream14 products
baby soap11 products
around-eye cream11 products
detangler10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
lip plumper9 products
brow liner9 products
body oil9 products
baby sunscreen8 products
baby lotion7 products
after shave7 products
CC cream6 products
baby wipes6 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
hand sanitizer5 products
after sun product4 products
anti-aging4 products
baby bubble bath3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
glitter2 products
other eye makeup2 products
baby powder2 products
body powder2 products
eye liner2 products
baby oil2 products
foot odor control2 products
polish remover2 products
oil controller2 products
foot cleansing1 products
vapor rubs1 products
tanning oil1 products
depilatory1 products
bubble bath1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair relaxer1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCNFP (The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers) 1999. Opinion concerning fragrance allergy in consumers. A review of the problem. Analysis of the need for appropriate consumer information and identification of consumer allergens. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final. December 1999.
Human immune toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceTatyana Hamilton & Gillian C de Gannes. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics. Skin therapy letter 16(4), 1-4.
One or more human case studies show significant immune or allergenic effectsAnne 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.

Miscellaneous

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Concern Reference
Ingredient not fully labeled - identity unknownOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Human respiratory irritant - moderate evidenceJ 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.

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Possible human respiratory toxicantKumar P, Caradonna-Graham VM, Gupta S, Cai X, Rao PN, Thompson J Inhalation challenge effects of perfume scent strips in patients with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1995 Nov;75(5):429-33.

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEU Ecolabel Detergents Ingredients Database

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
6578 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • SCCNFP (The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers) 1999. Opinion concerning fragrance allergy in consumers. A review of the problem. Analysis of the need for appropriate consumer information and identification of consumer allergens. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final. December 1999.
  • Tatyana Hamilton & Gillian C de Gannes. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics. Skin therapy letter 16(4), 1-4.
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • Kumar P, Caradonna-Graham VM, Gupta S, Cai X, Rao PN, Thompson J Inhalation challenge effects of perfume scent strips in patients with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1995 Nov;75(5):429-33.
  • EU Ecolabel Detergents Ingredients Database
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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