Hazardous fragrances

Fragrances = Unregulated Toxins

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The Cancer Prevention Coalition has previously warned that consumers are being exposed to fragrance ingredients that may cause cancer or fetal, hormonal or reproductive problems. But these fragrance ingredients are still unregulated – they don’t even need to be listed on the label.

The ramifications of this lack of regulation are fairly obvious. According to Science Daily, about 20 percent of Americans suffer adverse health effects from air fresheners, for example. And sensitivity to perfumes and other kinds of fragrances is a very common problem.

Perfumes and fragrances are the single largest category of cosmetic and personal care products, especially products used on your hair, face, and eyes.

Fragrances are also extensively used in a wide range of household cleaning products.

This latest study analyzed 25 commonly used, scented products, including:

  • Air fresheners (oils, sprays and solids)
  • Laundry products (detergent, fabric softeners, dryer sheets)
  • Personal care products (soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, shampoos)
  • Cleaning products (disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners, dish detergents)

About half of the products claimed to be green, organic, or natural.

Amazingly, the products tested emitted an average of 17 chemicals EACH, but only ONE compound was actually listed on the label.

All in all, the 25 products tested emitted a total of 133 different chemicals, about 25 percent of which are currently classified as toxic or hazardous under federal law, but only two of these 133 chemicals were disclosed on the label… And every single product emitted at least one chemical listed as toxic or hazardous!

Please see full report by Dr Mercola here :

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/07/scented-consumer-products-emit-unlisted-hazardous-chemicals.aspx

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