Sensitizing fragrances in absorbent hygiene products.

Last updated on 28-9-2020 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article





BACKGROUND: Allergenic fragrances are present in a wide range of products but they are not regulated in all industries to the same extent. In Europe, absorbent hygiene products (AHP’s) are only covered by the general product safety directive and therefore fragrances can be used freely, while in cosmetics and toys the use of these ingredients is regulated. METHOD: An analytical method was developed to evaluate the presence of 24 sensitizing fragrances in AHP’s. This method allows simultaneous identification and quantification and was validated using the total error approach with an accept…

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