Health issues caused by perfume

These are some of the health issues caused by perfume exposure:

  • Sneezing. This is probably the best and most pleasant reaction; the body defends itself and tries to remove the “dirt” as quickly as possible from the body.
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Respiratory tract irritation and infections
  • Runny nose to a flu-like illness
  • Allergies
  • Cancer – after 20, 30 or 40 years of exposure, depending on various other health parameters
  • Depression and other mental health issues
  • Lead bones
  • Breast cancer
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Infertility
  • Birth defects
  • Skin cancer
  • Bone softening / osteomalacia
  • Bone loss / osteoporosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Damage to the head area
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Asthma
perfume health issues

Check out this Trailer for Toxic Beauty that addresses health issues caused by perfume and other toxic chemicals in cosmetic and beauty products:

perfume health issues

There are also mental effects. Here is a small list:

  • Your consciousness shuts down a few steps, so to speak
  • Your vigilance and your attention diminish
  • Negative emotions take possession of you. Expect agitation and nervousness. This happens especially because you know nothing about the danger of perfume. You instinctively sense a danger, which can even lead to anger. One looks for a cause or a culprit, but since one does not know about the risk of perfume, one inevitably aims at false causes or the wrong culprit. Often an unnecessary quarrel with a partner or friend results
  • Sometimes there is a feeling of “having to run away” from a place or a person. I do not rule out that this can sometimes end in serious tragedies: “running away” (i.e. divorce) from a partner can be the result, because you can no longer smell him, in the truest sense of the word


The award-winning documentary explores why there are toxins and carcinogens legally hidden in American consumer products:

Entertaining, enlightening, and at times almost absurd, “Stink!” takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls of Congress – where political and corporate operatives all try to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won’t like what you smell.