Written on 13.04.2020. Posted in fragrance series.
How common are fragrance allergies?
Contact allergy to fragrance ingredients is relatively common disease. In Europe, it affects about 1 to 3% of the general population- and about 16% of eczema patients. Allergic contact dermatitis can be severe and widespread, with a significant impairment of quality of life and potential consequences for fitness for work. Thus, prevention of contact sensitisation to fragrances is an important objective of public health risk management measures. Both in terms of primary prevention (’limiting or eliminating exposure to allergens’) and secondary prevention (‘avoiding re-exposure to sensitisers’).