The Teratogenic Effect of Cosmetic Constituents on the Chick Embryo

  • Armand Abramovici
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 27)


Cosmetic products have a more extended usage than drugs, especially if we consider their wide and habitual usage by healthy people, particularly women. The scent is the particular constituent in these preparations which make their reputation and thus their success on the market; the characteristic bouquet of perfumes, creams, soaps, shampoos, sprays, etc., is obtained by adding different mixtures of essential oils which bear the name of the plants and flowers (1) from which they are extracted in small quantities (rose, citronella, lemon, bergamot oils). Currently, they are produced industrially at high purity; these industrial products are called by their original name, to which the suffix of alcoholic or aldehyde derivate is added (citral = lemon oil, citronellal = citronella oil, etc.).


Chick Embryo Teratogenic Effect Cosmetic Product Craniofacial Region Limb Malformation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Armand Abramovici
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Developmental PathologyJ. Casper Department of Pathology Tel-Aviv University Medical School Beilinson HospitalPetah-TiqvaIsrael

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