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  • 26th February 2013, 02:34 PM
    Thank you, Persolaise :) It was one of those sessions that probably raised more questions than it answered (and that's saying something, considering all the questions that were answered). Perhaps we'll get the opportunity for a follow-up but the kinds of debates that would ensue might be better suited to the pub.
  • 25th February 2013, 08:03 PM
    Oh dear... so many thought-provoking statements, so little time. I could spend ages responding to some of the issues raised by your article, but in the interests of preserving my sanity - and saving myself some time - I think I'd better just say, 'Thank you for a wonderfully concise, objective and balanced write up.'
  • 24th February 2013, 07:45 PM
    ......IFRA should take care then of all allergies in the world then, i know many more from food and air ( weed periods)then perfumes!!.......they did not take into cost benefit analysis our state of happiness when we smell natural perfumes! So these explanations sound pathetic (esp the part where they frighten small niche houses lol)

    When it comes to food additives regulation the explanation goes like this: 0.05% wont do you any harm, but if i drink 1000 l of that thing over 3 years is that safe too? And eat few more things over the same period with that same additive , let alone over 10- 15 period of time? Wouldn't t i develop allergy ?......i would like to know that answer...there they don't seem so united .......and worried! And i am really worried about that!
  • 24th February 2013, 06:35 PM

    Re: Article: Scentsory Question Time at the Royal Society of Chemistry - report

    Thank you, it was an interesting read.
    Beth Chatto says we should wear gloves when gardening to prevent allergies developing!
    Nobody banned strawberries yet, they affect loads of people, - I'm just dyed in the wool pro-choice!
    But with sympathy for the Industry having to negotiate the hazards of regulation! :)
    Been wearing the old Caleche with oakmoss a lot since the early 1970's & fingers crossed, no problems yet!
    Trouble with allergies seems that they are so unpredictable - one of my dogs is allergic to rice!
    But do we really need to legislate against every possible eventuality?
  • 24th February 2013, 06:03 PM
    Thank you lpp! Sorry to hear about your strawberry allergy but at least they are easier to avoid than some other foods would be. I think the perfume allergen point made by Hipgrave was that allergies can develop over time, so you could happily be using a perfume for years and then one day get anaphylaxis. I just don't think it's right that the kinds of allergies we're probably looking at with perfume are not usually that serious and as horrible as dermatitis etc. is, it's not the same as going into anaphylactic shock from a hair colour you thought was safe because you've used it all your life. I can't help but think that perfumes are over-regulated now and will become even more so, but it's the industry's own fault for having been so slow to catch on.
  • 24th February 2013, 11:54 AM

    Re: Article: Scentsory Question Time at the Royal Society of Chemistry - report

    Thank you all concerned, good article.
    p.s. I'm allergic to strawberries & avoid them like the plague!
  • 22nd February 2013, 04:15 PM
    Pia Long

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