“…. fragrance free zone signs will be posted in Detroit, where City employees will be urged not to wear perfume, cologne or aftershave. This came about as a result of a settlement in a federal lawsuit, where the plaintiff was awarded $100,00 to a city employee who said a colleague’s perfume 'made it challenging for her to do her
“Picture the scene; one minute you are fine and breathing normally and the next you are struggling to breathe and feeling dizzy with no real signs as to why. You could actually be suffering from an allergy to perfume, and it could be the person sat right next to you on the train or at work that is causing your problem…”
“Does Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Cause Cancer?”
…"a drugstore perfume-counter employee here, backed up this assessment. 'You couldn't sell a bottle of fragrance if your life depended on it.' "
“Americans are living longer than ever, but a third of them develop chronic disease and disability....a major reason, claim advocates of tougher regulation of the cosmetics industry, is the cumulative effect of toxic chemicals that are absorbed through the skin (as opposed to breathing, drinking and eating)..."
“…clearly, IFRA is recklessly irresponsible…”
FMA Changes Name to the International Fragrance Association North America
Reconfirms commitment to safety, advocacy, and collaboration on regional and global levels
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the annual Fall Workshop and Luncheon in Teaneck, New Jersey, the Fragrance Materials Association announced its strategic realignment with the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) to become IFRA North America. The event also marked the launch of the new website, www.ifrana.org, which contains in-depth information about fragrance industry and safety.
"IFRA North America has a strong 83-year history as the leading fragrance materials association in North America," said Jennifer Abril, Executive Director. "Our new expanded global reach will serve not only our members, but also the public as we ensure the safety of fragrance ingredients and products through industry-wide compliance with the IFRA Code of Practice."
The name change reflects the growing need of IFRA North America's members to leverage global resources to strengthen its voice in North America.
About IFRA North America
IFRA North America (www.ifrana.org) represents the fragrance materials industry in the United States and Canada. IFRA North America member companies create and manufacture perfumes and fragrances for personal care, home care, and home design products. Companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, are also IFRA North America members.
IFRA North America advocates on behalf of the global fragrance industry. We interact with legislative and regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the US and Canada and worldwide – through our affiliation with IFRA Global.
By combining the art and science of making fragrances, our members bring to the world a universe of products enjoyed safely by millions every day.
…and the beat goes, um, on. What do y'all* think?
*an expression used in the American South to denote "more than one person." When speaking to a crowd, the correct plural is "All 'a y'all."
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