Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrances
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics would like to thank the following people for their review of sections of this report: Janet Gray, PhD, Vassar College; Russ Hauser, MD, ScD, MPH, Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School; Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science and Environmental Health Network; and Anne C. Steinemann, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington. Any errors or omissions in this report are the responsibility of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Support for this project was provided by The As You Sow Foundation, The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund, Johnson Family Foundation and The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund. Canadian product testing funding provided by Environmental Defence Canada.
A rose may be a rose. But that rose-like fragrance in your perfume may be something else entirely, concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always kept hidden from the consumer.