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FRAGRANCE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • 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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lipstick509 products
shampoo377 products
beach & sport sunscreen343 products
mask322 products
conditioner313 products
body wash/cleanser288 products
foundation269 products
moisturizer267 products
serums & essences209 products
facial moisturizer/treatment181 products
liquid hand soap157 products
facial cleanser155 products
hair color and bleaching152 products
antiperspirant/deodorant148 products
lip gloss137 products
fragrance for women136 products
moisturizer with SPF136 products
bath oil/salts/soak112 products
bar soap106 products
hair treatment/serum95 products
exfoliant/scrub89 products
lip balm76 products
hair styling aide67 products
styling gel/lotion66 products
bronzer/highlighter65 products
hand cream56 products
eye shadow55 products
concealer52 products
hair spray48 products
makeup primer46 products
body spray41 products
toners/astringents40 products
makeup remover37 products
fragrance for men34 products
shaving cream33 products
blush33 products
baby shampoo30 products
baby soap26 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)26 products
body firming lotion26 products
detangler22 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
facial powder21 products
beard oil21 products
baby lotion20 products
lip liner20 products
mascara18 products
sunless tanning17 products
styling mousse/foam15 products
body oil14 products
around-eye cream14 products
BB cream14 products
anti-aging12 products
hand sanitizer12 products
after shave11 products
lip plumper10 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
oil controller9 products
brow liner9 products
baby wipes8 products
polish remover8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
baby bubble bath7 products
bubble bath7 products
foot moisturizer6 products
after sun product6 products
CC cream6 products
depilatory5 products
baby oil4 products
foot cleansing4 products
diaper cream3 products
foot odor control3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
hair relaxer2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
eye liner2 products
baby powder2 products
body powder2 products
glitter2 products
other eye makeup2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
nail polish1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
tanning oil1 products
vapor rubs1 products
toothpaste1 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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