HEALTH COMPLAINTS COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH PERFUME


The fragrances used in nearly every personal care product can cause severe physical reactions, as the table below shows. If you suffer from any of these complaints it may be time to ban perfumed products from your bathroom cabinet.


Complaint Occasionally Often


(%) (%)


Headache 87 54


Spaciness 81 53


Inability to concentrate 79 50


Mood changes 72 43


Dizziness 66 44


Nausea 66 44


Short term memory lapse 63 41


Restlessness, agitation 62 35


Depression 62 35


Sleepiness, lethargy 60 40


Sinus pain 56 38


Source: Candida Research and Information Foundation, Perfume Study, 1989-90.

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