Beneficial and Adverse Effects

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

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

  5. Safety Assessment — Predictive Assays for Irritation and Sensitization

  6. The Producer’s View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. F. Grundschober
      Pages 197-205
    3. I. R. White
      Pages 216-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-235

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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80342-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80340-6
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