“Over-regulation is Destroying Natural Aromatics.” - Tony Burfield, Co-founder, Cropwatch. Presented at the 38 th ISEO Conference, Graz, Austria on Wed 12 th Sept 2007. Cropwatch . Independent Watchdog for the Aroma Industry. Non-financed No formal membership
Presented at the 38th ISEO Conference, Graz, Austria
on Wed 12th Sept 2007
Nietzsche: "Madness is rare in individuals, but common in parties, groups & organisations.”
Essential oils need to conform to/are regulated by:
• vertebrates – fish
• invertebrates – daphnia
• plants – algae
Terrestrial environment - no detailed criteria
• persistence and degradability
– Biodegradation studies
– log Pow
“...essential oils (which currently appear to be used more in aromatherapy than in perfumery)...”
Anton C. de Groot, Peter J. Frosch (1997) "Adverse reactions to fragrances. A clinical review." Contact Dermatitis36 (2), 57–86.
Fenn R.S. (2005) “Europe’s obsession with the precautionary principle is stultifying our creativity”
Perfumer & Flavorist vol 30 (Jan/Feb 2005) p 25.
“…it must be suspected that, paradoxically, that these (scientific) fundamentalists have contributed in creating or preserving the most fearful & oppressive fictions.”
Fine fragrance: 0.02% Eau de toilette: 0.008%
Fragrancing cream: 0.004% Other leave on: 0.0004%
Rinse-off: 0.001% Non skin: 0.02% - conc in fragrance compound
Other non cosmetic products not covered above: 0.001%
it is not their responsibility.