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REVISED FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS INFORMATION NETWORK

 


 

FRAGRANCE FACTS

There are over 5000 chemicals used in the fragrance industry

Over 80-90% of all fragrance chemicals are synthesized, most from petroleum products.

 Even "unscented" and "fragrance free" products may contain fragrance chemicals
(More Fragrance Facts)

 

 

The Fragranced Products Information Network is a grass roots effort to educate on the chemicals used and the health effects of fragranced products. This is a no frill site with emphasis on information.

In our society we are constantly exposed to fragranced products. Very little information is readily available as to what is in the fragrance portion of a product. As a general rule disclosure of the ingredients in the fragrance portion of a product is not required as it is considered proprietary or a "trade secret". For those that have adverse effects to the fragrance portion of a product it is often very difficult to obtain information.

This site attempts to compile available information in an easily accessible site. Information from a variety of sources is available.

 

 

Contents

OverView

The Fragrance Industry

History

Modern Trends

Regulation of the Fragrance Industry

FDA - Regulation via the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

GRAS - Generally Recognized As Safe

Industry Self Regulation

CTFA

RIFM

IFRA

Research (links to Medline abstracts on relevant articles on health effects of fragrances)

Fragrance / Flavors Materials Summary

Natural

Synthetic

Between Natural and Synthetic

Chemistry

Listing of over 1500 fragrance chemicals with CAS# (large file)

Listing in table format with links to online sources of information

Common Fragrance Chemicals in Laundry and Cleaning Products

Chemicals in Perfumes - Two popular perfumes were analyzed by gas chromatography

Safety - Uses & safety

Health Effects

Dermatological

Respiratory

Neurological

Other Consideration

Personal Aspects

How it affects family life

Effects in the workplace

Obtaining health care

Economic Impact

Fragrances and the Workplace

Policies in the Workplace

Impact on Indoor Air Quality

The Cigarette Connection

Survey

Support Groups

Interesting Links

 

The information contained on this site has been compiled by

Betty Bridges,RN

 

mailto:bcb56@ix.netcom.com

This site has been accessed

since Oct 25, 1997