When you purchase hygienic products, such as deodorant or body spray, do you contemplate the safety of the ingredients? Probably not, because you, like millions of other people, assume that the company has your best interest in mind. While we wish this were true, it simply is not.
As Women’s Voices reports, it is legal for companies to keep fragrance ingredients a secret. In fact, the term “fragrance” can be a mix of up to 100 different chemicals, out of more than 3,000 commonly-used fragrance chemicals.
To make matters worse, many of those chemicals are linked to human and environmental harm. “Our report found that three out of four of the toxic chemicals in the beauty and personal care products we tested were fragrance chemicals,” said Connie Engel, Ph.D., BCPP Senior Manager of Science Translation. “And most of these toxic chemicals were not found on the product label.”
To educate the populace on the potential dangers of using products that contain fragrances, Women’s Voice created the following infographic. We think you’ll agree that it is incrediby eye-opening.
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