Fragrance, parfum, perfume

SCA does endorse products with the Toxic-Free Tick, that restrict the total usage of synthetic fragrance to 1% or less in leave-on products and 3% or less in wash-off products.

CLASSIFICATION

CAS No: 879-67-4; 52844-21-0; 2257-09-2; 6379-73-3; 67801-43-8; 7779-72-8

CAS No: 6502-23-4, 7774-82-5, 142-83-6, 52844-21-0, 3613-30-7, 7775-00-0, 65405-84-7, 33885-51-7, 93981-63-6, 605-85-6, 1333-52-4, 68459-99-4, 10316-66-2, 7549-37-3, 40910-49-4, 6379-73-3, 68213-86-5, 2114-29-6, 101-85-9

CAS No: Confidential. SYNTHETIC MAN MADE FRAGRANCES; Synonym(s): AROMA, PARFUM, PARFUME OR PERFUME; INCLUDING TRADE SECRET AROMAS. Related content: Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-methyl-, acetate

HOW IS IT USED?

Fragrances are used in almost every product including 'fragrance free' products; masking agents are used. Synthetic man made fragrances are found in; colognes, perfumes, fragrance mists, eau de cologne. A fragrance/perfume is imparts and diffuses an aroma, a fragrant odor.

RESEARCH - WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

  • Known human immune toxicant or allergen, Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety

  • NICNAS - IMAP - Tier III - Human Health; not restricted for use; Critical Health Effects "The critical health effects identified have not changed from the Tier II assessment [potential skin sensitisation and systemic long-term effects (genotoxicity and carcinogenicity)]." And, "Health Hazard Information Fragrance ingredients may pose a concern in relation to their potential skin sensitisation, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity hazards. Since the time of the Tier II assessment of these chemicals, no animal data have become available on skin sensitisation and carcinogenicity." - NICNAS October 2018

  • "This Tier II group assessment includes further refinement of the risk characterisation for these chemicals where possible, and outlines the most significant data gaps that would need to be addressed to further refine the risk assessment." - NICNAS Australia September 2015

  • The Dirty Dozen

WHAT IS FRAGRANCE?

  • "The word "fragrance" or "parfum" on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system. Synonym(s): AROMA; PARFUM" - EWG

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