The term “fragrance” can be a mixture of up to 100 different chemicals, out of more than 3,000 commonly-used fragrance chemicals. Chemicals of concern in fragrance are linked to allergies, cancer, birth defects, and infertility. Furthermore, these ingredients are kept secret—the vast majority of manufacturers currently are not disclosing fragrance ingredients on websites or on the product label.
The solution? Companies should list all fragrance ingredients on product labels, so we can hold them accountable for ingredient safety, and so we have the information we need to avoid harmful chemicals.