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Fragrance sensitivity and allergy panel discussion online March 10

You’re invited to an online panel presentation and discussion on fragrance sensitivity and allergies, to be held at noon (CST) on Thursday, March 10.

Fragrances are commonly utilized in many consumer products such as air fresheners, deodorants, soaps, and cleaning supplies. At the same time, a growing number of individuals report sensitivity and allergic reactions to fragrances. Approximately one-third of the U.S. population is estimated to have sensitivities to fragrances, with nearly 10% of the population having allergic reactions. Sensitivity and allergic reactions to fragrances can range from mild symptoms to debilitating respiratory and multi-system responses. As such, knowledge about fragrance sensitivities and allergies is important for both patient care and workplace settings.

SMHS panelists discussing chemical sensitivities include: Dr. Seema Somji, associate professor in the Department of Pathology, Mr. Tim Shea, SMHS simulation coordinator, and Dr. Jane Dunlevy, assistant dean for phase 1 and associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Join the discussion via Zoom at