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Fragrance chemical is polluting the Great Lakes

Galaxolide: A Threat to the Environment and Human Health

Galaxolide is a synthetic musk, and is a commonly used fragrance ingredient in household products. This chemical is highly toxic to aquatic life. Galaxolide pollution is a growing problem to the Great Lakes region. In addition, studies show this fragrance chemical may interfere with hormones and other chemical signals in our bodies.

SC Johnson & Son is one of just six manufacturers in the United States named by the EPA that is importing and using this high production volume (HPV) chemical. Learn more.

 

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REPORT: Unpacking the Fragrance Industry

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fragrance chemical safetyPolicy Failures, the Trade Secret Myth and Public Health

Our investigative report exposes how the safety of fragrance chemicals is not determined, monitored or safe-guarded by any governmental agency globally in any comprehensive fashion. Instead, the current system for fragrance safety is run entirely by the industry’s own International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and their research arm, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM). Learn more.

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