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Dec 21, 2007 | 09:31 AM CST
Recommending that consumers reduce overall exposure to coumarin, including in cosmetics, and stating that coumarin not be used at any level in care products for infants and toddlers, the Berlin-based Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has announced an ongoing investigation into coumarin in fragrances.
Dec 20, 2007 | 04:45 PM CST
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition submitted by the National Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) and allied groups requesting actions regarding air fresheners. The petition "claimed that some air fresheners may cause health problems because they contain phtalates," says a Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) bulletin.
Dec 20, 2007 | 02:49 PM CST
By: Arcadi Boix Camps, Auram Art & Perfume
A meditation on the art and science of flavor and fragrance creation. My friends often tell me that I do not look my age. Maybe they do it to please or flatter me, but may be it is true.
Dec 20, 2007 | 02:41 PM CST
By: Steve Tanner, Arylessence Inc.
The need to communicate the facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety to consumers. Recent assertions by consumer activists, environmental groups, anti-industry standard proponents and mainstream media are creating negative perceptions of fragrance that may have dire consequences for the fragrance industry. If facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety are not widely shared and communicated, a very unpleasant image of the industry could prevail.
Dec 18, 2007 | 12:00 PM CST
European Union member states and the European Commission will meet December 19–20, 2007 to discuss draft guidelines for preparing chemical safety reports required under REACH.
Dec 18, 2007 | 11:32 AM CST
Beginning in 2008, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials' (RIFM) Database will be made available to persons, firms or corporations who are not eligible for membership in RIFM or FEMA but are directly engaged in a business in the fragrance or flavor industry.
Dec 11, 2007 | 05:16 PM CST
Body care products move quickly towards naturals but retain their pampering qualities
Dec 06, 2007 | 11:28 AM CST
The Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) has made a change to its Fragrance Product Information Form (FPIF) (Version 2.0).
Dec 04, 2007 | 11:45 AM CST
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of rosemary oil and extract (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) from India, Italy, Algeria, Sardinia, Germany, Tunisia and Morocco.
Dec 04, 2007 | 11:30 AM CST
By: George S. Clark (Cameron & Stuart, Inc.)
History, world consumption, synthetics, byproducts, substitutes and derivatives. l-Menthol can be described as unique in the aroma chemical world for the cooling sensation it imparts to the skin and mucous membranes. This cooling effect is far greater than that which could be explained by the cooling induced by the evaporation of a solvent off the skin, such as experienced with ethanol or hexane.