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The International Fragrance Association North America has released a statement in response to a new study from the Silent Spring Institute titled Endocrine Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Consumer Products.
The statement reads:
“This study presents a clear example of biased, advocacy-based research,” says William Troy, PhD, Scientific Adviser to the International Fragrance Association North America. “It is a repackaging of older information and the methodology used defies basic principles and standards of scientific protocols and investigations. The advice to consumers based on study findings is simply wrong,” said Troy.
Troy highlights a few of the major flaws in the study:
“IFRA North America members, who design and manufacture scents for many of the products listed in the study, stand by the safety of fragrances used in consumer products,” said Jennifer Abril, president, IFRA North America. “The global fragrance industry has a superior safety track record and has always taken a responsible and pro-active approach to the safety of materials used, continuously analyzing and reviewing them for their effects on consumer health and the environment,” said Abril.
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