This second volume in an exciting and detailed series on contact allergens provides monographs of all 181 fragrances and 79 essential oils which have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis, including the indicators for fragrance allergy (fragrance mixes I and II and Myroxylon pereirae resin [Balsam of Peru]) and non-fragrance allergens in botanical products used in the perfume industry. The monographs present: Identification section; Contact allergy (general population, patients with dermatitis, case reports and case series); Cross-reactions; Patch test sensitization; Presence in products and chemical analyses; Other side effects (irritant contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, immediate-type reactions, systemic side effects) and more.
The part on essential oils greatly benefits from the co-operation with Erich Schmidt, with whom Anton de Groot has already published a reference work on the constituents of essential oil. …. Thus evidently not light-weight – as the book itself – but considering the immense amount of work which went into this reference, it is certainly worth every Pound (or Euro or Dollar).
- Wolfgang Uter, European Society of Contact Dermatitis
In Fragrances and Essential Oils, Volume 2, the author has compiled a vast amount of important and up-to-date knowledge in a single volume which undoubtedly will be an essential reference for health practitioners, industry professionals, and scientists with an interest in fragrance-related contact allergy. It is a very complete and indispensable resource.
- Joanne Nikitakis, Director, Cosmetic Chemistry, The Personal Care Products Council
The author Anton C. de Groot, dermatologist from the Netherlands, is legendary in writing monographs and overviews of contact allergens of an exceptional standard both detailed and at the same time very operational. He has done it again with this monograph.
This book is a must-read for health personal involved in patch testing. It is also highly relevant for formulators of fragrance formulas and cosmetics products, risk managers, and relevant authorities with an interest in fragrance contact allergy.
- Jeanne Duus Johansen, Dermatitis, Volume 30, Number 4, July/August 2019
This 945-page monograph uniquely summarizes the properties of the known 165 allergenic fragrance chemicals and extracts as well as of 79 essential oils. […]
The book provides a wealth of valuable information for the non-medical industry, the cosmetics industry, and the cosmetics market. With the publication of this book we once again have access to precise lexical information, which gives us a unique perspective on our patients’ and our own environment, and not incidentally on new groups of allergens causing clinical symptoms, as well.
- Erzsébet Temesvári, Journal of Hungarian Dermatologists [Translated from the original Hungarian]
About the author
SECTION I RATIONALE AND DATA PROVIDED IN THIS BOOK
Chapter 1 Introduction
SECTION II FRAGRANCES
Chapter 2 Contact allergy to and allergic contact dermatitis from fragrances: a brief review
Chapter 3 Monographs of fragrance chemicals and extracts that have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis
Chapter 4 Monographs of chemicals not used as fragrances per se but present as allergens in botanical products used as fragrances
SECTION III ESSENTIAL OILS
Chapter 5 Essential oils: General aspects
Chapter 6 Monographs of essential oils that have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis
SECTION IV LISTS OF SYNONYMS AND INDEX
Chapter 7 List of synonyms of fragrances
Chapter 8 List of synonyms of essential oils
Monographs in Contact Allergy, Volume 1: Non-Fragrance Allergens in Cosmetics (I and II) is the first 2-part volume in an exciting series on contact allergy.
It presents over 500 natural or synthetic chemicals and compounds which have caused allergic contact dermatitis in cosmetic products. Included here are INCI names, synonyms, description/definition, CAS and EU numbers, chemical class, function in cosmetics, molecular formula, structural formula and advice on patch tests. A full literature review is given of patch testing in patients, case reports of cosmetic allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, immediate contact reactions and systemic side effects.
This text is suitable for anyone with an interest in contact allergy, from university students to professionals, and all readers will find this informative and detailed series an invaluable resource.