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Perfume Companies Withhold Important Chemical Information

Perfumes often list “fragrance” as an ingredient, but fail to name the specific chemicals involved. This dangerous practice could result in allergic reactions and other health effects.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 unlisted ingredients in each of 17 popular perfumes. Companies are not required to list chemicals used to create their fragrances.

Paging Dr. Gupta reports:

“The fragrances tested contained, on average, 10 chemical sensitizers, which can trigger reactions such as asthma, wheezing, headaches and contact dermatitis when they are breathed in absorbed into the skin.”

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