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UPDATED: Fragrance Association Criticizes Silent Spring Institute Report

Posted: March 7, 2012

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“Despite the researchers’ insinuation of health concerns from the mere presence of these ingredients in everyday life, the research does not demonstrate that proper use of these products is contributing to health and safety problems. In reporting their results, the researchers failed to demonstrate the impact of their mixing ingredients from multiple products into single samples may have had in compromising the analytical results.

“It’s apparent through Silent Spring Institute’s publicity materials that they are disparaging dozens of products and ingredients that contribute to better hygiene, health and living every day.“

ACI also rebutted criticisms about the supposed lack of available information about cleaning product ingredients.

The Consumer Product Ingredient Communication Initiative provides increased transparency under one of the most comprehensive ingredient communication consumer product programs in North America. Information about the Initiative is available at

Under the Initiative, companies are voluntarily sharing with consumers more information than ever about the ingredients in their products (air care products, automotive care products, cleaning products, and polishes and floor maintenance products). This information is found on product labels or company websites, via toll-free hotlines or other non-electronic means.

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