Toxic Chemicals in Top Perfumes & Colognes

I imagine that when any of us head to the Chanel counter at Saks or along the monumental fragrance wall at Sephora, we're not anticipating purchasing a bottle of aromatic goodness that will also make your sperm sterile or cause "infant diarrhea and vomiting, reduced pulmonary function, asthma and airway irritation, and contact dermatitis." 

Research has found that many top selling scents contain hazardous toxic chemicals, that when sprayed or applied to the body can be absorbed into the fatty tissues or dissipate throughout the body through the airways.  Chemicals found included sensitizing toxins to UV protectants. 

According to the FDA, The Federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1973, companies are not required to list detailed ingredients on their label, rather than just putting "fragrance".  According to Aol news.

On Wednesday, the Fragrance Materials Association issued a statement saying "There is nothing 'secret' about the ingredients being used in fragrances" and that a list of the chemical information on the ingredients that any consumer, or special interest group wants can be found at

Some of the scents and the amount of toxins found included:

American Eagle Seventy-Seven - 24
Chanel Coco - 18
Britney Spears Curious - 17
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio - 17
Old Spice After Hours Body Spray - 16
Quicksilver - 16
Calvin Klein Eternity for Men - 15
Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry-Blossom - 14
Calvin Klein Eternity for Women - 14
Halle by Halle Berry - 13
Hannah Montana Secret Celebrity - 13
Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Wish - 13
Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce - 11
Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow - 11
AXE Body Spray for Men: Shock - 10
Clinque Happy - 9
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue - 7

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