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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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lipstick395 products
beach & sport sunscreen342 products
foundation261 products
mask219 products
serums & essences183 products
moisturizer with SPF134 products
lip gloss115 products
body wash/cleanser114 products
shampoo113 products
moisturizer112 products
fragrance for women108 products
conditioner99 products
facial moisturizer/treatment98 products
facial cleanser84 products
hair color and bleaching72 products
liquid hand soap62 products
bronzer/highlighter59 products
bath oil/salts/soak58 products
eye shadow53 products
exfoliant/scrub51 products
lip balm51 products
concealer46 products
makeup primer41 products
antiperspirant/deodorant41 products
bar soap37 products
blush33 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
styling gel/lotion30 products
fragrance for men28 products
hand cream27 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
hair spray21 products
toners/astringents21 products
facial powder20 products
lip liner20 products
body spray18 products
hair styling aide17 products
makeup remover15 products
mascara15 products
body firming lotion14 products
BB cream13 products
baby shampoo13 products
sunless tanning11 products
detangler10 products
baby soap10 products
around-eye cream10 products
brow liner9 products
shaving cream9 products
body oil8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
lip plumper8 products
baby lotion6 products
CC cream6 products
beard oil5 products
after shave5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
baby wipes4 products
anti-aging4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
after sun product4 products
baby oil2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
foot odor control2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
oil controller2 products
eye liner2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
body powder2 products
glitter2 products
other eye makeup2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
polish remover1 products
tanning oil1 products
baby powder1 products
foot cleansing1 products
vapor rubs1 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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