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Why are the ingredients listed in the 8% CLP template and 10% CLP template different?

The ‘Contains section of the CLP label is triggered if one or more respiratory or skin sensitisers are present in the product above a generic or specific concentration threshold. For Cat 1A sensitisers, >0.01% and <0.1% will trigger the ‘Contains’ section and for Cat 1/1B, >0.1% and <1%. This means that different supplemental information will be triggered based on the scent load of the product. For example, Eugenol (which is a Cat 1B sensitiser) is present in a fragrance at 1% and we make a candle at 10%. The Eugenol is present in the candle at 0.1% and meets the threshold for elicitation, therefore it appears in the ‘Contains’ section of the CLP label. If we use the same fragrance to make a 8% candle, Eugenol is present at 0.08%, does not meet the threshold for elicitation and therefore does not appear in the ‘Contains section of this CLP label.