Other Sites of Interest
Health Canada's Cosmetics Program has the mandate to protect the health
of Canadians by minimizing the risk associated with the use of cosmetics marketed in Canada. The Program defines and communicates requirements
for the manufacture, labelling, distribution and sale of cosmetics, including perfumes and scented personal care products, and evaluates compliance.
The basis for the regulatory authority for the Cosmetics Program comes from the Food and Drugs Act.
International Fragrance Association
The primary focus of IFRA and IFRA North America is the worldwide development and advancement of the fragrance
industry. The organization has established and seeks to preserve the self-regulatory practices of the international fragrance industry.
Research Institute for Fragrance Materials
RIFM evaluates and distributes scientific data on the safety assessment of fragrance raw materials found in many personal care and household products.
The Fragrance Foundation
The Fragrance Foundation devotes its energies to creating an atmosphere
of understanding and appreciation of the sense of smell and one of the worlds greatest arts - fragrance.
Allergy and Asthma
Resources Asthma Society of Canada; American
Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Canadian
Network For Asthma Care; Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Environmental Sensitivities Research Institute's (ESRI) mission is to support sound scientific
and medical research into environmental intolerance issues, and to compile and disseminate information on those issues. ESRI provides a detailed
listing of relevant, published research papers as well as scientific meetings.
Quackwatch Inc. is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose
is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
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Monell Chemical Senses Center was the world's first scientific
institute for multidisciplinary research on taste, smell, and chemosensory irritation. The intent of Monell's founders was to create a basic
research institute that would explore the chemical senses at every level, from molecular to behavioral.