In your description of Fragrance you say that some companies commit to not using potentially hazardous fragrance compounds.
What companies are those? Is there a list somewhere, some references?
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EMPLOYEE0Unfortunately there is no single source for characterizing a brand's fragrance policy. It would be tough to generate a list, because there are alof of potential variations - ranging from use of any trade association approved fragrance compounds, to use of only a published list of allowable fragrance components, to vaguer policy pronouncements that fragrances will not contain unspecified bad actor chemicals. Some examples:
In our judgment, SC Johnson does the best job of the major brands - disclosing how it reviews trade association lists of fragrance components and weeds our potentially hazardous compounds using its own screening system (http://www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com/e...)
Clorox discloses its fragrance palette (http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/produ..., but doesn't indicate whether it has excluded chemicals from this list due to toxicity concerns or which specific fragrance components are in any given product.
Seventh Generation has a policy of disclosing on its labels if any fragrance ingredients have been identified by the European Union as allergens (http://www.seventhgeneration.com/prod....
I came across EWG's report on perfumes (http://www.safecosmetics.org/article....) which seems to lead the reader to the conclusion that all "regular" perfumes are better avoided. Goodguide's stance is less decided with labeling fragrance as controversial. It would be great if there were any perfume producing companies making declarations like those of SC Johnson. The Body Shop has published a document that talks about excluding certain ingredients (http://www.thebodyshop.com/_en/_ww/se... ), but that's just one company and it's not a big perfume producer.