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Print Posted By Safe Cosmetics Australia on 05/11/2017 in Home & Health

Artificial Fragrances, a complex mixture of chemicals

Artificial Fragrances, a complex mixture of chemicals

Fragrances, Parfum or Perfume. 

Made from over 5,000 chemicals each individual fragrance is a complex mixture of dozens of chemicals. These artificial fragrances do not come from flowers, resins or any other natural source, they are 100% synthetic man-made chemical aromas.

This complex mixture contains thousands of chemicals that have not been tested for toxicity, alone or in combination. A mere 1,300 chemicals used to formulate fragrances have been tested and the results were alarming. Fragrances contain multiple chemicals that should not be inhaled or applied to the skin. 

Two of the most commonly used fragrance ingredients are phthalates and synthetic musk. According to Dr Mercola “Musk chemicals like AHTN, ketone, and xylene have been found deposited in human breast milk and fat tissue. A study conducted by two Stanford researchers showed that synthetic musks may inhibit your body’s natural defenses against toxicants.”

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

  • 16 percent of the colognes, fragrances, and perfumes reviewed by the EWG use carcinogenic ingredients.
  • 18 percent contained penetration enhancers that increase the exposure to carcinogens and other harmful ingredients.
  • 95 percent of the chemicals used as fragrance ingredients are petroleum based chemicals.

Known to cause respiratory reactions like asthma and contact dermatitis, fragrances are accumulative toxins that have not been sufficiently tested.

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) represents the world’s fragrance houses. IFRA have published a list of fragrance ingredients in use; on that list are chemicals like styrene that is linked to cancer in the National Toxicology Program’s 13th Report on Carcinogens. Also on the list of fragrances is resorcinol, linked to endocrine disruption on the EU’s Endocrine Disruption Priority List along with methylparaben and ethylparaben that are listed on Washington State’s Chemicals of High Concern to Children List.

Why are Fragance’s used? Fragrances are used in every product, even the “unscented” products may contain fragrance along with a masking agent. It is an obvious ingredient used in perfume, deodorant, hair spray, shampoo and conditioner. The vast majority of fragrance chemicals have not been assessed for health and safety, fragrances are readily inhaled and absorbed through the skin.

What is the Australian Government doing? No data or concerns are available – not listed as a priority chemical.

What can Australian’s do? Learn more about this chemical by researching the following links to Government sites & data. Then post your feedback by leaving a reply below.

Related Articles From Doctors, Scientists and Environmental Advocates:

The best advice is to use less on a day-to-day basis and look for certified brands.

Published by www.safecosmeticsaustralia.com.au

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