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A new report from Women's Voices for the Earth, Secret Scents: How Hidden Fragrance Allergens Harm Public Health, finds that millions of people are affected by skin allergies caused by chemicals in fragrance. In fact, allergic reactions to fragrance chemicals are common, and have increased significantly among children in the past few decades. Women are also more impacted by fragrance allergy; women are exposed to more perfumed personal care products and cleaners, and are 2-3 times more likely to suffer from fragrance allergies than men.

Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to avoid specific fragrance allergens because companies keep fragrance ingredients a secret.

The solution is simple: Companies should disclose fragrance ingredients in products so that people have the choice to avoid harmful chemicals.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the fragrance industry to stop keeping fragrance ingredients a secret!

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