Eco Lab Eco Library

The Cocktail Theory

Individually, each chemical or product we use every day is harmless if in a minute quantity. The big concern comes from the combined effect of chemicals as they accumulate in the body - a cocktail of more that 100 000 man-made chemicals used in our food, clothing, personal and home care products.

Only a small number of these chemicals is adequately tested for chemicals!

  • Alcohol Ethoxylates
  • Alcohol Ethoxysulphates
  • Alkali Silicates
  • Alkyl Sulphate
  • Amine Oxides
  • Amylase/Lipase/Cellulase
  • Boric Acid
  • Citric Acids / Salts
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine
  • Diethylenglycol n-butylether
  • Ester Quats
  • Fatty Acid Salts
  • Fluorescent Brightener FWA-1
  • Fluorescent Brightener FWA-5
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hydroxycitronellal
  • Isoeugenol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate
  • Perboric acid, sodium salt, mono and tetrahydrate
  • Phosphonates
  • Polycarboxylate, homo- & copolymers
  • Polycyclic Musk AHTN
  • Polycyclic Musk HHCB
  • Propylene Glycol n-butylether
  • Protease
  • Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS)
  • Sodium carbonate
  • Sodium percarbonate
  • Sodium Sulphate
  • Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP)
  • TAED
  • Xylene / Cumene / Toluene Sulphonate
  • Zeolite A
  • Zeolite P and -X

The Toxic Consumer - published by Impact Publishing - is a fascinating, scary and sometimes funny book, that makes the intimidating issue of toxic chemicals accessible and easy to grasp.

Visit our online library for articles and research papers.