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Fragrances in Your Cabinet Could Be Hiding a Noxious Surprise

Sept. 26, 2018, 6:45 PM

Consumers, and singer Taylor Swift, may be surprised that their favorite scented products may contain some less-than-enchanted ingredients, according to a new report.

A study that the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners released Sept. 26 found a host of unlisted chemicals in commonly used products, with most coming from the scents used to boost their allure. Many bear celebrity labels or are sold to vulnerable populations, it said.

Even as some retailers, states, and manufacturers have begun to respond to consumer demands for more ingredient disclosure, scents remain something of a black box.

Often listed in generic terms like ...