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- Raymond, Carolyn A.; Davies, Noel W.; Larkman, Tony
- Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2017 v.409 no.7 pp. 1779-1787
- methyl eugenol, etc ; Geographical Locations; Melaleuca alternifolia; analysis of variance; cosmetics; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; lipid content; provenance; tea; tea tree oil; trees; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Tea tree oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia has widespread use in the cosmetic industry as an antimicrobial as well as for other functions in topical products. Concerns were first raised by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products in 2004 about the level of the potentially carcinogenic phenylpropanoid compound methyl eugenol in tea tree oil. Limits on oil content ...