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New RIFM study available online.

* The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) has now published on the RIFM website,, a special issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 48, Supplement 3, on the RIFM Human Health Group Summary, A Safety Assessment of Non-cyclic Alcohols with Unsaturated Branched Chain when used as Fragrance Ingredients.

The Expert Panel is of the opinion that there are no safety concerns regarding unsaturated branched chain alcohols under the present declared levels of use and exposure. These alcohols are used in decorative cosmetics, fine fragrances, shampoos and soaps as well in household cleaners and detergents.

All available data suggest that there is no indication for phototoxicity, acute toxicity, systemic toxicity (after repeated application), developmental toxicity, genotoxicity or carcinogenicity. The panel authored this assessment of unsaturated branched chain alcohols when used as fragrance ingredients.

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Publication:Household & Personal Products Industry
Date:Nov 1, 2010
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