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FRAGRANCE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
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  • About the Chemical
  • 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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lipstick498 products
beach & sport sunscreen342 products
shampoo299 products
mask286 products
foundation268 products
conditioner247 products
body wash/cleanser237 products
moisturizer233 products
serums & essences202 products
facial moisturizer/treatment157 products
hair color and bleaching150 products
facial cleanser137 products
moisturizer with SPF134 products
liquid hand soap134 products
lip gloss131 products
fragrance for women119 products
antiperspirant/deodorant105 products
bath oil/salts/soak101 products
bar soap85 products
exfoliant/scrub79 products
lip balm71 products
hair treatment/serum68 products
bronzer/highlighter64 products
styling gel/lotion60 products
hair styling aide56 products
eye shadow54 products
concealer50 products
hand cream46 products
makeup primer42 products
hair spray37 products
toners/astringents36 products
blush33 products
fragrance for men33 products
shaving cream31 products
body spray30 products
makeup remover29 products
baby shampoo25 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
body firming lotion21 products
baby soap21 products
facial powder21 products
lip liner20 products
beard oil19 products
mascara18 products
detangler18 products
baby lotion17 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
sunless tanning16 products
BB cream14 products
styling mousse/foam13 products
body oil13 products
around-eye cream13 products
after shave10 products
lip plumper10 products
anti-aging10 products
hand sanitizer9 products
brow liner9 products
oil controller8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
baby wipes7 products
foot moisturizer6 products
CC cream6 products
polish remover6 products
baby bubble bath5 products
after sun product5 products
baby oil4 products
depilatory3 products
foot cleansing3 products
baby powder2 products
body powder2 products
bubble bath2 products
glitter2 products
other eye makeup2 products
hair relaxer2 products
foot odor control2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
eye liner2 products
tanning oil1 products
vapor rubs1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
nail polish1 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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