12/15/20 - Advancing the science to support the safe use of fragrances

This year has marked a watershed for RIFM’s Research program. RIFM’s scientists published five groundbreaking, peer-reviewed papers in 2020 that enhance our understanding of fragrance ingredients’ safety, providing insights and methodologies to help further avoid expensive, time-consuming, and unethical animal and human testing.

11/5/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: Why is exposure so critical to the safety assessment process?

Anne Marie Api, PhD, talks about why exposure is a key to understanding risk.

10/29/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is repeated dose toxicity, and why does RIFM study it?

Dan Selechnik, PhD, discusses how RIFM studies the potential effects of fragrance ingredients over time.

10/20/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is phototoxicity, and why does RIFM study it?

Maintaining healthy skin is essential to our overall well-being, especially regarding exposure from the sun.

10/15/20 - Dr. Peter Cadby receives the 2020 RIFM Board of Directors Excellence in Science Award

The Board of Directors of the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) honored Peter Cadby, PhD, now retired but previously Vice President of Corporate Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Firmenich, SA, with its 2020 Excellence in Science Award.

10/13/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is TTC, and how does it help avoid animal testing?

The TTC approach has been developed and refined over three decades. It plays a strategic role in the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials’ (RIFM’s) commitment to ensuring the safe use of fragrance ingredients without using animals.

8/18/20 - An invitation to 2020 FORESIGHT | RIFM�s 54th Annual Meeting

Register now for 2020 FORESIGHT | RIFM’s 54th Annual Meeting

8/13/20 - A fragrance EPA-approved to repel bugs

Fragrance ingredient nootkatone was just EPA-approved for use repelling dangerous insects

7/9/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is potency, and what does it tell us?

RIFM's Isabelle Lee, PhD, talks about why understanding an ingredient's potency critical to ensuring its safe use.

6/23/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What can 30 years of confirmation testing tell us?

CNIH studies have been used by RIFM scientists for more than three decades to ethically confirm exposure levels below which skin sensitization is not expected to occur.

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