Toxic Abercrombie & Fitch Fragrance Starting Fierce Health Campaign
It seems teenagers across America are not too happy with the popular clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch Co. as the group Teens Turning Green targets their fragrance lines as their next advocacy project.
If you have never been near a store, the company’s fragrance Fierce is so heavily sprayed inside their stores and outside in the steps or mall entrances, it often chokes people as they walk by. But, that isn’t the only issue the group is upset about. The fragrance also apparently contains unsafe chemical toxins that can make the general public sick.
The group cited a report released from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics stating the fragrance contains chemicals that are not listed on the label that can lead to “headaches, wheezing, asthma and contact dermatitis; and high levels of a hormone-disrupting chemical that may harm male reproductive health.”
“Abercrombie & Fitch owes it to its 10,000 workers and customers in 300 stores nationwide to stop spraying toxic chemicals in the air with no notification or consent,” Lisa Archer, national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics told reporters.
Parents, medical organizations, health advocacy groups and environmentalists have also joined the campaign against the spread of the fragrance’s chemicals.
What do you think of Abercrombie’s sneaky smell? Is the response from advocacy groups an over-reaction, or are Abercrombie’s omittance of fragrance ingredients an outrage?