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Dangerous Chemicals are Being Labelled as Fragrance in Your Products

This video, Dangerous Chemicals are Being Labelled as Fragrance in Your Products, was filmed at St. Thomas Church, Veli, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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Fragrance. Sounds pleasant. A nice smell. But there is a dark side. This is the term that toxic product manufacturers use to hide harmful chemicals under on the labels.

Let’s say you have a chemical which is known to cause cancer, or birth defects, or nervous system destruction, or basically any serious medical condition, and you are a product manufacturer and want to include it in your products without anybody knowing. Simple, you just list it as Fragrance.

How do they get away with this? The FDA has a special exemption for companies, under the guise of them having proprietary blends or trade secrets about their product that they don’t want anyone to know.

The excuse is garbage, because nobody knows the amounts or manufacturing process. Every cake has butter, eggs, flour, and sugar, but it is the amounts and cooking process that determines the final product.

What it has done is created a loophole which all the major companies are exploiting, using cheap chemical ingredients to maximise their profits, while the consumers lather themselves with chemicals which cause serious health problems.

There are currently over 5,000 chemicals under the Fragrance banner, with tests by the Environmental Working Group on 3,163 of these fragrances finding that 25 of them scored a 10/10 rating, reserved for only the most dangerous chemicals in the world, and many more were rated at other high danger levels of 7, 8, and 9 out of 10.

They also found the average fragrance contains 14 of these chemicals, 75% of them contain the banned carcinogen phthalates, and 80% of them have never undergone any testing for human safety. 95% of fragrances are petrochemical in origin, and not suitable for human use.

If you see the word Fragrance on a product ingredient label, run away as fast as you can, as it’s likely to be something which long term use leads to devastating health consequences.

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