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 hasn't been keeping up with chemical development and long after they've been made available for everyday use, links are being made between some of these chemicals and health concerns like hormone disruption, allergies, asthma and even cancer. Your health is a big concern for us and that's why 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 and CAPB which are used in many everyday household products. Rather than wait for conclusive scientific proof that such 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 trusted international resources such as the EWG (Environmental Working Group)
Cosmetic Database to help us assess the health and safety impact of every ingredient.
- We do comparative ingredient assessments of every product against leading brands to make sure we achieve significantly safer ratings for people’s health.
Disclosure of ingredients is not legally required on any cleaning product labels in Australia or New Zealand yet, but we think it should be mandatory so that people can easily identify and research every ingredient. This is particularly important for people who are trying to reduce toxic chemicals in their lives and for anyone with allergies.