List of allergenic ingrendients

More information on the labels of your detergents and what does it mean for you

On 8th October 2005, came into force in Europe a new regulation on detergents that introduces some changes on the detergents labelling. Therefore, more information on the products will be given from every manufacturer via internet on websites like this one.
These changes want to help all the consumers to use their detergent in a efficient and safe way. In order to better understand the correspondences between the various chemical denominations visit the following website : http://pharmacos.eudra.org/F3/cosmetic/inci/incialf.htm

More details on the ingredients

Henceforth detergents’ labels and websites like this one will give a more complete list of the ingredients.

This can help people that are subject to allergic reactions to be well informed when they choose a product.

However, for most of people this does not have to be a worry, since allergenic reactions to detergent’s ingredients are quite rare.

If you think that you have an allergy:

  • stop using the product if you think that this one could cause you an allergy
  • go to your doctor and/or dermatologist
  • bring to your doctor the list of the products you have used during the weeks before the allergy’s appearance, with the packaging , where it is possible, and therefore tell him if  there had been changes in your lifestyle and diet.

Overall 26 fragrances have been identified from EU scientific committee on consumer product (sccp) like those ones which, often, can cause allergenic reactions; so, these substances are indicated in the label, if present in the product with a confluence superior to 0.01% in weight.

Any preservative agent that is added to the product will be specified in the label. Very small quantities of preservatives are present in many detergents in order to guarantee that the products last and that the quality is kept in time. Every ingredient, be it a fragrance or a preservative, it is listed with the name internally known – INCI name (international nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients). Giving to every ingredient a unique name, it gets easier, for the consumer in every country, to recognize the ingredients that are present, without any problem for the language differences.

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