Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils

2 Objective

The objective of the project on survey and safety assessment of chemical substances in massage oils is

1. to prepare a survey of the market for massage oils including market share and quantitative amounts of massage oils to be applied for physical well-being in adults and babies.

2. to examine which ingredient (including fragrance substances/active substances and preservatives are applied, and to perform a safety assessment of selected ingredients with regard to target groups and site of application.

3. to examine which types of oils are applied in massage oils.

4. to examine the labelling and possible claims of the products.

The result of the project is an assessment of the user’s exposure to possible hazardous substances when applying massage oils as well as recommendations to precautionary measures.


Version 1.0 October 2006, © Danish Environmental Protection Agency