17 Sep '11, 1am

Cosmetics industry puts chemicals into a product’s "fragrance" without showing it on the ingredients? YUP! #health

I was thrilled to read this. Now, if I could just get my co-workers & management to understand this isn't a personal affront to them, it's a health issue, well I'd be thrilled. I'm one of 3 women in my department of 19 who all sit in one big open area. Out of 19 women, 15 wear perfume, scented body lotion, etc. and some so strong you can smell them when you get off the elevator and across the room. I've worked here 21 years & through my own research & then confirmed by an environmental illness specialist, I know that I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. 7 years ago I addressed the group saying I finally figured out why myself & others were hacking like we had bronchitis all the time. We asked them nicely to simply tone it down, saying it wasn't that they smelled bad, it was the chemicals, well without going into the whole stranger than a soap opera story, they got offende...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2007/12/ask-ewg-what-is-fragran...

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