At latest count, there are more than 84,000 chemicals in existence for commercial use with 1000 new chemicals being developed every year around the world.
The problem is that legislation isn't keeping up with new chemical development and long after they've been approved links are being found to health concerns like hormone disruption, allergies, asthma and even cancer.
People's health is a big concern for us
ecostore scientists evaluate and minimise the impact of our products on people's health every step of the way, from sourcing raw materials to end use.
When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. Source: SEHN (Science and Environmental Health Network)
You’ll love what we leave out
The jury’s still out on the safety of chemicals like Triclosan, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) which are used in many everyday household products.
Rather than wait for further scientific evidence that these chemicals could harm us, (by which time it’ll be too late anyway) we use the precautionary principle - if there’s ever any doubt about the safety of an ingredient we’ll find a safer one.
Choosing safer, healthier ingredients.
- We use the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Cosmetic Database to help us assess the health and safety impact of every ingredient.
- We carry out comparative ingredient assessments of every product against leading brands to make sure we achieve significantly safer ratings for people’s health.
Whenever you pick up an ecostore cleaning product or body care product you'll be able to read every ingredient that's in it.
We give a detailed description of every ingredient we use on the ingredients index of our website, including the 'nasties' we think you should avoid.
This is particularly important for people who are trying to reduce toxic chemicals in their lives and for anyone with allergies.