The FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS INFORMATION NETWORK
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REVISED FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS INFORMATION NETWORK
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
(More Fragrance Facts)
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.
The Fragrance Industry
Regulation of the Fragrance Industry
FDA - Regulation via the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
GRAS - Generally Recognized As Safe
Industry Self Regulation
Research (links to Medline abstracts on relevant articles on health effects of fragrances)
Fragrance / Flavors Materials Summary
Between Natural and Synthetic
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
How it affects family life
Effects in the workplace
Obtaining health care
Fragrances and the Workplace
Policies in the Workplace
Impact on Indoor Air Quality
The Cigarette Connection
The information contained on this site has been compiled by
This site has been accessed
since Oct 25, 1997