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Continued: How dangerous are fragrances in cleaning products?

  • Article by: SANDY BAUERS , Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Last update: October 1, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Most are eager to do so, said Pamela Dalton, a researcher with the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

Some fragrances used over the years “have been shown to have high sensitization potential,” she said.

But in general, when it comes to fragrances in cleaning products, she said, “it’s much more likely that the functional cleaning chemical is going to be much more of an irritant than the fragrances added to make it smell more pleasant.”

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