Ecomaat are proud to produce products derived from only organic ingredients and that conform to strict USDA guidlines and are thus certified for their organic credentials and premium qualities.
We are constantly asked what differentiates our products; the answer is very simple, no chemicals are used - only the finest raw organic seeds, organic farming methods and harvesting processes.
For your reference we have compliled a list of chemicals (whilst extensive it is by no means finate) to help guide and enable you to evaluate products that you are considering, so you can make your own qualified judgement and understand the real ingredients. Please note that chemical names can often be changed/altered to meet regularitory body designations.
Direct carcinogens (recorded as having direct effect in causing cancer)
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
“Coal Tar Dyes” (and lakes) D & C Red 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 17, 19 & 33, Green 5, Orange 17, FD & C Blue 1, 2 & 4, Green 3, Red 4 & 40, Yellow 5 & 6
Disperse Blue 1, Disperse Yellow 3 (clourants)
Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
p-Phenylenediamine (following oxidation)
Talc (only in loose form, particularly around genitalia)
These are hidden carcinogens contaminating other chemicals such as dioxane, a highly potent carcinogen.
1,4-Dioxane. In Ethoxylated Alcohols, including PEGs, Oleths, Polysorbates, Nonoxynol. Arsenic and Lead. In Coal Tar Dyes, Polyvinyl Acetate, PEGs (polyethylene glycols). DDT and related Pesticides. In Lanolin, Quarterniums. Diethanolamine (DEA). In DEA Cocamide/ Lauramide condensates, Quaterniums. Ethylene Oxide. In Ethoxylated Alcohols, including PEGs, Oleths, Polysorbates, Nonoxynol. Formaldehyde. In Polyoxymethylene Urea.
Nitrosamines are highly carcinogenic. Nitrosamine precursors interact with other chemicals in the product to form nitrosamines.
Bromonitrodioxane 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol Diethanolamine (DEA) DEA-Cocamide, Lauramide and Oleamide condensates DEA-MEA/Acetate DEA-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Metheneamine Morpholine Padimate-O Pyroglumatic Acid Triethanolamine (TEA) TEA-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Formaldehyde is highly toxic, neurotoxic, genotoxic and carcinogenic. Formaldehyde precursors react with other chemicals in the product to release formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies).
2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,2-Diol Diazolidonyl Urea DMDM-Hydantoin Imidazolidinyl Urea Metheneamine Quaternium-15 Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Endocrine (Hormonal) Disruptors
Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl also known as hydroxy methyl benzoates).
Seperate university studies have shown that parabens are absorbed into the blood-stream and disrupt the hormonal system. They may be associated with breast cancer.
Benzophenone Butyl Benzyl Phthalate Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) Butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane (B-MDM) Dibutyl Phthalate Diethyl Phthalate Homosalate (HMS) Methyl-benzylidene Camphor (4-MDC) Octyl-dimethyl-PABA (OD-PABA) Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC) Resorcinol