Links of Interest
These articles will help you better understand the misleading claims regarding the link between personal care products and toxicity.
- Cosmetics firms keep eye on safety, Dr. Joe Schwarcz
- Perfumes Affect Your Mood, People's Perception of You
- Am I At Risk?
- But is it Toxic?
- Don't Blame Chemicals for this Nonexistent Epidemic
- The Raging Cancer Epidemic That Isn't
- Interest Group Claims Test Proves Safety of Phthalates
- Cancer Myths Busted
- How Health Canada Regulates Cosmetics
- Myths of Dangerous Ingredients
The Truth About Children's Bath Products - Created by the Personal Care Products Council
Nov 8, 2011
Making Scents - Created by IFRA North America
June 13, 2011
Other Links of Interest
Health CanadaHealth Canada's Cosmetics Program has the mandate to protect the health of Canadians by minimizing the risk associated with the use of cosmetics marketed in Canada. The Program defines and communicates requirements for the manufacture, labelling, distribution and sale of cosmetics, including perfumes and scented personal care products, and evaluates compliance. The basis for the regulatory authority for the Cosmetics Program comes from the Food and Drugs Act.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review
CIR was established in 1976 by the U.S. Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association with support of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Consumer Federation of America. The CIR thoroughly reviews and accesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an unbiased, expert manner.
Cosmeticsinfo.org features product & safety information, information on how to read product labels, frequently asked questions and safety information in many product categories. Keep in mind that this website references U.S. cosmetics regulations and not Canadian, where are products are regulated by Health Canada. It is a great source of information about cosmetics and personal care products, their ingredients and how they are tested, which is consistent internationally.
Scented Products Education and Information Association of CanadaSPEIAC is a broadly based, national coalition of organizations whose mandate is to disseminate information and provide public education about scented products including fine fragrances, cosmetics, personal care products and scented household products.
Advertising Standards CanadaASC is the Canadian advertising industry self-regulatory body. ASC is committed to fostering consumer confidence in advertising through responsible industry self-regulation.
International Fragrance AssociationThe primary focus of IFRA is the worldwide development and advancement of the fragrance industry. The organization has established and seeks to preserve the self-regulatory practices of the international fragrance industry.
Research Institute for Fragrance MaterialsRIFM evaluates and distributes scientific data on the safety assessment of fragrance raw materials found in many personal care and household products.
The Fragrance Foundation
The Fragrance Foundation devotes its energies to creating an atmosphere of understanding and appreciation of the sense of smell and one of the world's greatest arts - fragrance.