WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) is holding the next in its series of INFOXs, (Information Exchanges) on state of the art fragrance safety science on May 18, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Brussels "Le Palace" in Brussels, Belgium. During RIFM's INFOX, which is open to the public, leading scientists will come together to present and discuss the latest research applied to the fragrance industry.
There will be a special session on Alternative Methods, being developed in part due to the National Academy of Sciences report, "Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century" and the European Commission's Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC ban on animal testing set to be fully effective on March 11, 2013.
INFOX topics will range from fragrance ingredient research, like oakmoss sensitization, to new methodologies, like enhanced reproduction protocols, to chemical regulations in Asia. There will also be updates on RIFM research in Respiratory and Environmental Science, as well as Human Health.
RIFM is the international scientific authority for the safe use of fragrance materials. RIFM generates, evaluates and distributes scientific data on the safety assessment of fragrance raw materials found in personal and household care products. Through extensive research, testing and constant monitoring of all scientific literature available, RIFM maintains its Database as the most comprehensive source worldwide of physical-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological data associated with known fragrance and flavor materials. All of RIFM's scientific findings are evaluated by an independent Expert Panel—an international group of dermatologists, pathologists, toxicologists, respiratory and environmental scientists. The Expert Panel evaluates the safety of fragrance ingredients under conditions of intended use and publishes their results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The decisions of the Expert Panel regarding restrictions of use are also published in the IFRA Standards. For more information about RIFM and its activities, visit www.rifm.org or e-mail [email protected].
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SOURCE Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.