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AOLNews: Study-Top Perfumes Have Hazardous Chemicals
May 12, 2010, 9:47 am
Filed under: News

Andrew Schneider, Senior Public Health Correspondent

AOL News (May 12) — A gaping loophole in a 37-year-old federal law allows makers of perfumes, colognes and body sprays to conceal the chemicals that comprise the fragrances — and some of those unidentified odor creators may be harmful to public health, two advocacy groups say.

In preparing their 43-page study, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group commissioned laboratory analysis of 17 big-selling fragrance products. Those tests showed the products together contained 38 secret chemicals.

The findings were released under the heading “Not So Sexy: The Health Risk of Secret Chemicals in Fragrances,” accompanied by a cover photograph showing an attractive couple apparently reacting to the effect of a seductive scent.

Leading the list with the most unidentified ingredients is American Eagle Seventy Seven with 24. Chanel Coco has 18, and Britney Spears Curious and Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio have 17, according to the report.

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