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The Truth about Fragrances and Phthalates

Posted: November 14, 2007

The Fragrance Materials Association has issued a pair of information letters, "Fragrance: Myths and Facts" and "The Truth about Phthalates."

"Fragrance: Myth and Facts" addresses a number of misconceptions about the fragrance industry, including inadequate regulation and safety assessment, unsafe synthetics, toxic fragrances, and the link between asthma and perfumes.

"The Truth about Phthalates" clears up several common questions customers and consumers may have regarding phthalates. The letter discusses the safety of phthalates, how the safety of fragrance materials such as diethyl phthalate is established and how manufacturers can be assured of the safety of their suppliers' fragrances.