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Lyral, Atranol & Chloroatranol (Oakmoss) now finally prohibited by EU Legislation! Any Ideas?

Hi All,

the SCCS has finally and very quietly succeeded to put their suggestion to finally prohibit the use of Lyral, Atranol & Chloroatranol (allergenic compounds of Oakmoss) since August 2017. I guess this info is not too widespread so far.

The further suggestions of the SCCS to restrict the other 11 substances Cinnamic Aldehyde, Cinnamic Alcohol, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene (oxidised), Linalool (oxidised), which would mean the DEATH of perfumery and the need to reformulate estimated 90% of all fragranced products, are still negotiated between IFRA, who want to keep their standards, and the SCCS, who have some members with seriously drastic attitudes.

The SCCS claims that the IFRA rules are way to loose and wants "more aggravated testing methods" (also on animals btw) to find out whether there is a safe threshold of these substances or they should be limited to 100ppm which is effectively a ban.

Natural raw materials containing all of these molecules plus their synthetic equivalents that are the core of perfumery could not be used anymore. I guess that would lead to new chemicals to replace the prohibited ones which would cause outrageous cost for ALL producers.

For allergy sufferers it would mean no progress at all because they would be bombed with lots of new things without any long term experience.

So whoever thought that IFRA was the problem, it's not, since it's only mandatory to their members.

The EU legislation is much worse, depending on a few experts who have to deliver something to keep their jobs. Imagine they'd just say "Well, we already have the tightest
legislation worldwide, so all is fine!" They woud kick their own you know what!

These laws are binding for anybody who sells even only one product within the EU, even if manufactured within USA or wherever! That means that major companies will reformulate and these products will also be sold to the rest of the world outside EU, since no company will sell two different products for different parts of the world.

I have one plea to all of us: let's not get irrational, although this is all incredibly aggravating. Please let's think about measures to take to gain more influence and publicity on what is going on behind these EU curtains. Any constructive idea is welcome and much appreciated!

Best regards, Annette

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Lyral, Atranol & Chloroatranol (Oakmoss) now finally prohibited by EU Legislation! Any Ideas?


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