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FRAGRANCE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Endocrine disruption (moderate), 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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shampoo1315 products
conditioner1236 products
body wash/cleanser931 products
lipstick776 products
moisturizer742 products
mask614 products
hair treatment/serum583 products
liquid hand soap556 products
foundation547 products
hair styling aide490 products
antiperspirant/deodorant475 products
facial moisturizer/treatment450 products
recreational sunscreen447 products
bath oil/salts/soak429 products
bar soap422 products
facial cleanser419 products
exfoliant/scrub341 products
hair color and bleaching330 products
serums & essences327 products
lip gloss324 products
fragrance for women301 products
body firming lotion278 products
hair spray242 products
lip balm218 products
styling gel/lotion215 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)198 products
daily use with SPF179 products
hand cream173 products
bronzer/highlighter150 products
fragrance for men146 products
eye shadow136 products
body spray132 products
shaving cream121 products
hand sanitizer115 products
toners/astringents111 products
makeup primer109 products
makeup remover106 products
concealer102 products
body oil99 products
baby shampoo92 products
bubble bath88 products
detangler84 products
sunless tanning72 products
styling mousse/foam70 products
baby lotion70 products
setting powder/spray63 products
baby soap62 products
anti-aging59 products
blush57 products
57 products
facial powder51 products
beard care51 products
polish remover47 products
after sun product42 products
baby sunscreen42 products
shaving cream (men's)41 products
baby wipes41 products
beard oil40 products
around-eye cream39 products
foot moisturizer36 products
BB cream33 products
after shave31 products
lip plumper31 products
mascara31 products
baby oil30 products
diaper cream26 products
lip balm with SPF26 products
lip liner25 products
baby powder19 products
foot cleansing19 products
tanning oil18 products
baby bubble bath18 products
CC cream17 products
toothpaste16 products
beard cleanser15 products
eye makeup remover14 products
glitter14 products
body powder13 products
brow liner13 products
hair relaxer13 products
depilatory12 products
oil controller10 products
foot odor control9 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
nail treatment7 products
cuticle treatment7 products
eye liner6 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
hair-loss treatment5 products
nail polish5 products
pore strips4 products
mouthwash4 products
eyelash glue3 products
tooth whitening3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
vapor rubs2 products
other eye makeup2 products
depilatory (men's)1 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.
A review article reports fragrance in cosmetics causes allergic contact dermatitis.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.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.

Miscellaneous

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Concern Reference
Ingredient not fully labeled - identity unknownOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Human case studies and in vitro testing shows that lavender oil is estrogenic.J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
A peer-reviewed study reports fragrance causes respiratory irritation in people.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.

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
A peer-reviewed study reports fragrance exacerbates asthma.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.

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic lifeEU 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 Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.
  • 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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