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Beneficial and Adverse Effects

  • Peter J. Frosch
  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
  • Ian R. White
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. U. Harder
      Pages 3-5
    3. G. Kobal, B. Kettenmann
      Pages 6-18
  3. Beneficial Biological Effects

  4. Adverse Effects in Humans

About these proceedings


Fragrances are an integral part of our society. They are used in fine perfumes and in numerous other articles with which we have daily contact. Psychologists have discovered that certain fragrance components of body odour are important in attraction to the opposite sex. Many animals communicate by giving off scents and this is the basis for the agricultural use of fragrances as biological weapons to combat insects and other pests. In the field of dermatology, fragrances are today among the most frequent sensitizers and may trigger allergic contact dermatitis. Dermatologists and fragrance manufacturers are therefore highly motivated to increase their safety for human use. This volume presents numerous aspects of the topic for the first time in comprehensive form. It provides detailed information on recent neuropharmacological and psychosocial findings, chemistry and identification of sensitizers by various assays, and skin absorption studies and environmental issues. International guidelines for manufacturers are provided and commented upon.


Dermatitis allergy contact dermatitis cosmetics dermatology skin

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Frosch
    • 1
  • Jeanne Duus Johansen
    • 2
  • Ian R. White
    • 3
  1. 1.Städtische Kliniken Dortmund, Hautklinik and Department of DermatologyUniversity of Witten/HerdeckeDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Gentofte Hospital, Department of DermatologyUniversity of CopenhagenHellerupDenmark
  3. 3.St. John’s Institute of DermatologySt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fragrances
  • Book Subtitle Beneficial and Adverse Effects
  • Editors Peter J. Frosch
    Jeanne D. Johansen
    Ian R. White
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-61871-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-80342-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-80340-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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