I’ve been looking through some of my old files and ran across this printable brochure about fragrances. Made by Betty Bridges in 2002, it has very useful information that is still relevant.
What has changed since then is that fragrance industry members voluntarily disclosed over 3000 ingredients that they commonly use (only they know how many were not disclosed, as the fragrance industry is still not regulated), and more research has come out on how harmful many of the fragrance ingredients are.
Additionally, many more people have become permanently disabled with MCS/ES, often originally triggered from fragrance chemical exposures (in Canada, there was a 31% increase in people diagnosed with MCS between 2005 and 2010, with many more undiagnosed due to a lack of doctors trained in environmental health matters), and now it has become impossible to avoid 1st, 2nd and 3rd hand fragrance chemical exposures in the “developed” world, so everyone is constantly being exposed to these chemicals.
This brochure is provided
to help increase awareness of the
negative impact fragrances may have
on your health and the health of others.
The information provided is based on
medical, scientific, and industry
(2 page word document download)
Information compiled 9/1/02
By Betty Bridges, RN
Fragranced Products Information Network
(The fpinva website is not accessible at the time of this posting)