Poison

Beautiful is sometimes poisonous

The truth about commonly used ingredients in fragrance products is being exposed. Numerous studies have found that most of the most commonly used ingredients in commercial fragrance products can induce mild allergic reactions like headache, sinus inflammation, itchiness, runny nose and can contribute to worse issues such as hormonal imbalances, organ damage, and even cancer.


Getting into some of the specifics, here is a list of the known chemical ingredients used in popular fragrances and the research about their toxic effects:


Component chemicals used in today's new generation perfumes

Musk ketone:

A skin irritant and hormone disruptor.

Methylene chloride:

This substance has actually been banned by the FDA due to severe toxic effects; however, the ban is not enforced as it still may be found in labels listing “fragrance"

Benzaldehyde:

This substance is a known narcotic, lung and eye irritant. It causes nausea, abdominal pain, and kidney damage.

Styrene:

National Toxicology Program and the National Academy of Science, have declared styrene to be an anticipated human carcinogen” in 2011.

Benzyl acetate:

Known carcinogen, which causes eye and lung irritation as well as coughing.

Camphor:

Can cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, muscle twitching, convulsions.

Limonene:

Known carcinogenic.

Linalool:

Can cause respiratory disturbances in animal studies, depression, and central nervous system disorders.

Phthalates:

Studies have found that phthalates are endocrine disruptors that can decrease IQ by 6 points in children whose mothers were exposed to them during pregnancy. The use of phthalates have also been linked to sperm damage in studies. Also, phthalates are also considered “obesogens” which means they can suppress the metabolism and contribute to obesity.

Ethyl acetate:

Can cause eye and respiratory irritation.


Of course, it should not be forgotten that natural products are used unconsciously, can have serious health problems and side effects


I wish you health and happiness

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