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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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beach & sport sunscreen831 products
lipstick526 products
shampoo464 products
conditioner405 products
mask355 products
body wash/cleanser353 products
foundation310 products
moisturizer296 products
moisturizer with SPF293 products
facial moisturizer/treatment240 products
serums & essences214 products
liquid hand soap194 products
facial cleanser173 products
lip gloss172 products
antiperspirant/deodorant163 products
hair color and bleaching154 products
fragrance for women144 products
bath oil/salts/soak124 products
bar soap124 products
hair treatment/serum122 products
body firming lotion119 products
lip balm116 products
exfoliant/scrub105 products
hair styling aide86 products
styling gel/lotion84 products
bronzer/highlighter76 products
hand cream60 products
hair spray58 products
Tanning Sprays58 products
concealer56 products
body spray52 products
eye shadow51 products
lip balm with SPF48 products
makeup remover47 products
makeup primer46 products
BB cream46 products
toners/astringents44 products
Facial Sun Care42 products
fragrance for men41 products
shaving cream40 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)36 products
baby shampoo35 products
blush33 products
baby soap30 products
baby sunscreen30 products
facial powder26 products
detangler25 products
sunless tanning23 products
baby lotion22 products
beard oil22 products
styling mousse/foam21 products
mascara20 products
lip liner20 products
hand sanitizer19 products
makeup with SPF19 products
anti-aging17 products
polish remover17 products
body oil16 products
around-eye cream16 products
bubble bath14 products
after shave11 products
lip plumper11 products
shaving cream (men's)11 products
tanning oil10 products
CC cream10 products
baby wipes10 products
oil controller9 products
brow liner9 products
after sun product8 products
baby bubble bath7 products
depilatory6 products
foot moisturizer6 products
foot cleansing6 products
diaper cream4 products
baby oil4 products
nail polish3 products
beard care3 products
baby powder2 products
body powder2 products
glitter2 products
other eye makeup2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
hair relaxer2 products
foot odor control2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
eye liner2 products
nail treatment1 products
vapor rubs1 products
toothpaste1 products
beard cleanser1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
Oils & Serums1 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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