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Can your perfume cause cancer?

Honestly…Do you really smell that bad?

I never really understood why people are so obsessed with these “smell good” products…

I get it, maybe you want to impress a few people around you with how “lovely you smell” but trust me, the risk here is high!

How about I start with some vital 411… 


“Perfumes and colognes are amongst the most widely used personal care products on the market today, and most (more than 90%) are extremely dangerous. Studies show that the chemicals within many of these products are extremely toxic and can cause diseases like cancer.”

Cancer in colognes and perfumes? Is it true?

Yes, it is very true…

But please don’t worry to heavily, it’s not too late to make some great changes here icon smile Can your perfume cause cancer?

I’m all about making better choices, and this topic definitely falls into the “must change” category if you don’t want health problems catching up with you later in life.

Common additives used in many colognes/perfumes

  • Xylene - Known human respiratory toxicant, cardiovascular toxicant, organ toxicant, neurotoxic to humans. Also used in airplane fuel. Yes, airplane fuel.
  • Ethyl Acetate – Is actually on the EPA’s danger list and can be irritating to the eyes and/or one’s respiratory tract. Can also cause major headaches and skin issues. Is also used in cigarettes. 1.3M tons produced worldwide per year.
  • Benzyl Alcohol - Neurotoxicity, allergies/immunotoxicity, organ system toxicity, brain, nervous system, or behavioral effect, primary skin irritant. Used in paints and lacquers as well.
  • Hydroxycitronellal - Produced synthetically from the chemical citronellal. Is also a primary skin irritant. Known human immune system toxicant or allergen.
  • Lilial (butylphenyl methylpropanal) – Endocrine disruption, allergies/ and immunotoxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation. More than 20 studies in PubMed science library can also shed light on the toxicity of this chemical. Check them out here.

Dangerous fragrances Can your perfume cause cancer?It’s not just perfumes and colognes you should worry about either, it goes further.

  • Aftershaves
  • Body lotions
  • Body sprays
  • Hair products
  • Makeup
  • Soaps

And much more…

There are some real questionable ingredients in these types of products, and we simply need to stop ignoring the facts. The compound ingredients in these types of products are not natural, and many published studies have proven them hazardous.

What does this mean?

It means that it’s entirely possibly that your health issues (if you have anything going on) are directly tied-in with such items. It also means that these types of products can catch up with individuals later in life in some way.

There were over 12 million cancer cases around the world in 2008 alone, of these, over 6.7 million cases were in men and around 6.0 million in women. This number is expected to increase to over 20 million by the year 2030. That is a staggering number!

Cancer statistics Can your perfume cause cancer?

I think there’s a strong connection…

What you can do right now!

Just stop!

I know it’s hard, but do your best in stopping your use of these harmful products.

The risks are simply too high. If you want help on selecting healthier alternatives, shoot me an email.

Much love to you all!



Joey Cardillo Can your perfume cause cancer?

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7 Responses to “Can your perfume cause cancer?”

  1. brenda Lopez #

    This is some pretty insane stuff here. Makes me rethink my perfume use. thankss for the info!

    August 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Joey & Chris #


      August 21, 2011 at 9:30 am Reply
  2. brenda Lopez #

    Ohh, and I told my mom about your site and she loves it. Ill be sending more of my family members to it also.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm Reply
    • Joey & Chris #

      Thanks Brenda

      August 21, 2011 at 9:30 am Reply
  3. Ian Jeremiah Aguila #

    This is article of yours is a great help to me because this is the topic that I chose for thesis. :) :) :) GOD Bless! :) :) :)

    September 29, 2013 at 5:35 am Reply
  4. Perfume gets me so sick. I stay away from people who wear it.

    December 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm Reply
  5. Marnie Mitchell #

    Good information, but your "fragrance facts" is very outdated I think your article would carry more weight if the info were more current. JMO I do know that most perfumes cause my respiratory system to lock up to the point i have to use asthma medications when exposed. So there is a basis for your report. I just would like to see more "current" statistics so that people take it more seriously.
    Thanks for your info its very eye opening.

    January 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

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