Please, don't let me comment this new example of fragrance fear found today in a Canadian newspaper - CTV. My heart is broken. I'm not entitled to judge a country where I have never been, but what's going on there???? One day the perfume will be a forbidden luxury in a mad world and we will travel a lot to find it as it was the case in the Antiquity.
"A prominent environmental group says perfume makers stink when it comes to divulging the potentially dangerous chemicals in their products. Environmental Defence, along with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, commissioned a study of perfumes sold in Canada. The group says the study shows that perfumes often contain a dozen of what it calls "secret chemicals" not listed on labels -- chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or disrupt hormones. The group tested 17 name-brand perfumes colognes and "body sprays" for men and women. All of them contained secret chemicals not listed on the label. On average, they contained 14 chemicals, some are which have been linked to estrogen disruption, sperm production disruption and even cancer, the group says. According to the study, Calvin Klein Eternity perfume for women, for example, contained 14 unlisted chemicals. Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio for men had 17 chemicals, while American Eagle 77 spray contained 24 unlisted chemicals.
The study found the perfumes also contained an average of 10 "sensitizing" chemicals, which are chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions, such as nausea, headaches, wheezing, and vomiting."
The article is very long and you can read it here.
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