Fragrance Industry: Stop Keeping Fragrance Ingredients a Secret!
From lotion and shampoo to air fresheners and household cleaners, fragrance seems to be everywhere in household and personal care products. Lots of people enjoy fragrance, but our new report finds that millions (yes, literally millions!) of people are affected by skin allergies caused by chemicals in fragrance.
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible for us to avoid specific fragrance allergens because companies keep fragrance ingredients a secret.
In the E.U. manufacturers of cleaning products and cosmetics are required to disclose the presence of 26 common fragrance allergens. Many of these companies make the same products in the U.S., but don’t disclose allergens here because it’s not required by U.S. law.
The solution is simple: companies should disclose fragrance ingredients in products so that we have the choice to avoid certain ingredients like allergens.
Please take a moment to tell the fragrance industry to stop keeping fragrance ingredients a secret! We have a right to know what’s in products so we can avoid certain ingredients if we wish to.