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Information available on and through this site and ehnca.org is not a substitute for
professional health care or legal advice. Also, neither EHN nor Barb Wilkie test or endorse products.
Please use this site and its links as a tool to assist you in gathering information, which you have every
right to know. A health care practitioner should always be consulted for any health problem, a lawyer
consulted for any legal matter, and you should listen to your body when trying any product.
All opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of EHN.
This is an information site! Use it to build your knowledge base. If you feel vital info is lacking, please
inform me kindly. I'll be happy to include it, if appropriate. -- barb
Shine some light on the business of beauty!
From the FDA's site, Authority Over Cosmetics
[BW's opinion: in word only; not in deed.]
"Cosmetic firms are responsible for substantiating the safety of their
products and ingredients before marketing. Failure to adequately
substantiate the safety of a cosmetic product or its ingredients prior
to marketing causes the product to be misbranded unless the
following warning statement appears conspicuously on the
principal display panel of the product's label:
'Warning--The safety of this product has not been determined.' (21 CFR 740.10)" (http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074162.htm)
The above paragraph is the reason EHN filed the Citizens' Petition
with the FDA in May 1999. Petition 99P-1340 has since died an unnatural death.
Thank you for all of your support of EHN's FDA Citizens' Petition 99P-1340.
Check the analyse: http://ehnca.org/www/FDApetition/analysis.htm
More harmful chemicals than just phthaltes were found.
See how much is NOT known about all of the chemicals used to concoct
flavors and fragrances you use and or inhale into your system daily.
Remember, fragrances are derived from petrochemicals
and enter the bodies of users and nonusers through
absorption and inhalation. If you are one of the millions of people
who are adversely affected by fragrances, please provide
a public record. Inform the FDA at consumer "at" fda.gov
This site is one of two homes of the
1999 EHN FDA Petition, with analyses, contact information,
sample letters and complementary information.
The other site is that of Betty Bridges, RN and her renowned
Fragranced Products Information Network
Far more info is available under General and Government links below.
Access | Access Board's Fragrance-free policy | ADA | ADD EHN About | EHN Donations | EHN Meetings | EHN Membership Info | EHN Mission Wilson's Syndrome | The Word IS Out! | Write Now! | X-Rays | Dr. Grace Ziem
The New Reactor is in hiatus. VERY SORRY about this.
If "FRAGRANCE-FREE" events could be just that, maybe my health and the health of
others involved would hold. But, of course, fragrance-FREE calls for the
co-operation and kindness of strangers and education of the harmful effects of
flavors and fragrances by the US Food and Drug Administration.
July 17, 2009: It still ain't happening! That is, the FDA is still not informing the public.-- barb
For complete information, please check the outbound links from
General Links and Government Links, in the right column, below.
Individual pages -- defined by the alphabet -- contain even more information.
Access for People With EI/MCS
(Sen. Milton Marks)
As You Sow - California's Prop 65 information
The Mesothelioma Cancer Center offers the most comprehensive and updated content on asbestos exposure, and provides free books and information on steps to take to help improve a mesothelioma prognosis.
ATSDR - MCS Report
BEST of The Reactor
(Includes specific needs for Persons With Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)
Ecology House, Larkspur, California
EHN's FDA Petition
EPA's Reports on Polar Organic Compounds in Fragrances of Consumer Products
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074162.htm FDA's Fragrance Free & Unscented
"The terms 'fragrance free' and 'unscented' are presently used by the cosmetic industry
virtually without restriction, since the expressions have no legal definitions. ..."
Now available through: http://web.archive.org/web/20080223185007/http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1998/398_cosm.html http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-safe.html
FDA: Fragrance Industry is UNregulated
NOTE!: "... Neither cosmetic products nor cosmetic ingredients are reviewed or approved by FDA before they are sold to the public. FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing of their cosmetic products before marketing. If, however, the safety of a cosmetic product has not been substantiated, the product's label must read 'WARNING: The safety of this product has not been determined.'"
Barb wonders: Just WHERE is that FDA-required warning on labels of fragrances?
FDA: Understanding the Puffery
Fragrance-Free Defined by Ecology House Residents
Fragrance-Reduction Resolution by SF Bay Chpt. of Sierra Club
Fragranced Products Information Network
Issues of Safety
A statement from Berlin by the Committee on "Indoor Air Hygiene" :
Fragrances and Aromatic Substances should not be used indiscriminately indoors
"mirrored" by EHN
Fragrances/Perfumes (outbound links: GENERAL Links, page F)
Julia Kendall's Fragrance Information
MCS Info and Support
$ Phony "Do-Gooders" $
|September 11, 2001|
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EHN's site is deliberately kept "fancy-free" so our EI/MCS community members can more easily use it ... and I can more easily handle the workload.
For those of you who feel you must see credentials before believing what you see on a website: I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and formerly gainfully employed. I earned an AA, while working and raising three kids. I understand that an AA in this day and age means little, but it means a lot to me. My favorite studies included Political Science and Anthropology.
When I was forced into early retirement, I vowed to make as much good information available to the public as was humanly possible for me. . . .
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The Environmental Health Network (EHN - http://ehnca.org) [of California] is a 501 (c) (3) non profit agency and offers support and information for the chemically and electromagetically injured -- MCS & EMF. Perfume pollutes. Learn about the toxicity of fragrances from the work of Julia Kendall and Betty Bridges, RN, get The BEST of the Reactor, join EHN and receive The New Reactor. See what influence the Chemical Manufacturers have had against those of us with EI.
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