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Health complaints commonly associated with perfume

MagazineNovember 1999 (Vol. 10 Issue 8)Health complaints commonly associated with perfume

The fragrances used in nearly every personal care product can cause severe physical reactions, as the table below shows

The fragrances used in nearly every personal care product can cause severe physical reactions, as the table below shows. If you suffer from any of these complaints it may be time to ban perfumed products from your bathroom cabinet.

Complaint Occasionally Often

(%) (%)

Headache 87 54

Spaciness 81 53

Inability to concentrate 79 50

Mood changes 72 43

Dizziness 66 44

Nausea 66 44

Short term memory lapse 63 41

Restlessness, agitation 62 35

Depression 62 35

Sleepiness, lethargy 60 40

Sinus pain 56 38

Source: Candida Research and Information Foundation, Perfume Study, 1989-90.


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