Gallery: Secret Scents: Are Hidden Fragrance Allergens Making You Sick?

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That sexy scent in your shampoo or lipstick may have less-than-sexy side effects (think blisters, eczema, or problems breathing.) But that’s not the worst of it. Certain fragrance ingredients might even have links to cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive abnormalities, according to a new study from Women’s Voices for the Earth, a Montana-based nonprofit that works to eliminate toxins that threaten women’s health. Secret Scents: How Hidden Fragrance Ingredients Harm Public Health reports that tens of millions of people across the globe suffer from fragrance-related allergies. Among the common triggers? Household and personal-care products.

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