Does that favorite scent of yours that you love is good for health? It may not really be that good for you according to new report from The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
This claim is based on the fact that there are several ingredients in perfumes that are not disclosed by manufacturers. These may be the kind of chemicals that are harmful to you.
Fragrances that could be in the form of colognes, perfumes, deos and body sprays could contain literally hundreds of different chemicals which are not required to be stated on the label according to Jane Houlihan, co-author of the report.
When 17 fragranced products were tested for the purpose of making the report, it was found that each had an average of 14 ‘secret chemicals’ which were not listed on the label.
This Web MD report lists each of the 17 fragrances tested, which has some well known names like Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men and Women, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and a number of celebrity fragrances.
These unlisted ingredients could cause a number of different problems, ranging from allergic reactions to hormone disruptions. The manufactures have cried foul, however the charges of the report cannot be dismissed out of hand.