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Is Your Perfume Poison?

Toxic Chemicals in Perfumes

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  • Laboratory tests found a total of 38 chemicals not listed on the labels in 17 name-brand fragrances (such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Bath & Body Works, Old Spice, Calvin Klein, and more)
  • The average fragrance product contained 14 chemicals that were not disclosed on the label (along with another 15 that were listed)
  • Fragrances commonly contain parabens, phthalates, and synthetic musks that may cause hormone disruption, reproductive problems, or possibly cancer
  • The exact ingredients in synthetic fragrances are protected as “trade secrets” and therefore do not have to be disclosed on the label

By Dr. Mercola

Spritzing on perfume or cologne is a daily ritual for many, not to mention that the vast majority of personal care products – shampoo, lotion, deodorant – contain fragrances of their own.


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