About Us
1Source is the brainchild of our CEO Mr. Russell Yau. As a dedicated husband and father, Russell was attending an event dedicated to raising awareness to the impact that various chemicals have on our bodies and the environment. Upon further research it became apparent that the vast majority of consumers have very little knowledge of what exactly they are consuming on a daily basis. Soon after this discovery 1Source was born.
At 1Source we feel passionately that consumers have the right to know exactly which ingredients are in their products. Our company hopes to provide everybody with the information to make the right choices for their family.
Our website provides an instant and unbiased evaluation of consumer products based on the health effects of each of the product’s ingredients. Our database has 500,000+ ingredients and consumer product data. We research and appraise scientific and medical data from renowned organizations around the world including but not limited to EU commissions, WHO, US Department of Health and FDA, etc.…
Our app also allows users to quickly scan barcodes of products and alert them if any hazardous chemicals are found. Simply by inputting your own health profile our website, the app can help you find products which will not trigger your health conditions and warn you of those that do.
Our objective is to raise ingredient awareness as well as personal health maintenance, whilst promoting ethical business practices and social responsibilities. Allowing consumers to truly understand the health impact product ingredients have on their bodies and the environment.

Mission:
To empower consumer safety and knowledge of ingredients found in commercial products. To provide an objective platform that highlights banned ingredients from governments/intergovernmental agencies. To discourage fearmongering terminology while emphasizing that certain ingredients should only be used when directed by a professional.
 
Methodologies
The 1Source Potential Risk Index® (PRI) scale for both Ingredients and Products:
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Ingredients
Our proprietary algorithm for assessing ingredients is multi-faceted.
It takes into account intrinsic chemical properties by analyzing the number of health conditions an ingredient is beneficial for and/or detrimental to.
It also considers peer reviewed research and government regulations: Sources include, but are not limited to PubMed, PubChem, EU CosIng, FDA, UN WHO, and more.
The algorithm also considers the type of usage for each ingredient and breaks it down into four separate categories. Inhale, Swallow, Contact, Environment also known as “ISCE.”
Ratings 1-9 are automatically generated by the algorithm. Ingredients rated 10 are those which have been banned or have been classified by the IARC as a carcinogen.

Products
A products PRI is determined by the ingredients which it contains and the product’s intended use. If a product contains any ingredient which has a PRI of 10 than the product will also be rated a 10. The ingredient’s 10 rating must be in the same category as the product for this to happen.
Ratings 2-10 are assigned by the algorithm, which only considers ingredients. To obtain a rating of 1 the product must be manually vetted.
The vetting process goes beyond the ingredients themselves. A company’s mission, values, ethics, management, facilities, and environmental friendliness are all taken into account during the vetting process. We believe that these considerations play a large part into whether a product is truly safe or not.
For a company to have the 1Source vetted seal, it means the company has taken every possible consideration into making the safest product possible.

References:
International:
ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System (Plastic Codes):
GHS on Prolonged (p201 of doc, 89/104 of PDF):
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS):
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Methodology:
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines:
WHO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing:
International Fragrance Association Transparency List:
Europe:
Approved E-numbers:
CMR Category Carcinogens:
Cosmetic ingredients database:
ECHA on naming & labeling convention (p119 of doc, 119/127 of PDF):
EU on Triclosan:
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA):
EPA IRIS Cancer List:
ECHA Annex XIV: List of Substances Subject to Authorisation:
Americas:
Canada’s List of Ingredients that are Prohibited for Use in Cosmetic Products:
Canada’s Natural Ingredients List:
Canada Environmental Emergency Regulations:
Comparative Toxicogenomic Database:
DSHEA List (Old Dietary Ingredients List until the FDA relinquished control over supplements due to the DSHEA 1994):
FDA Approved Sunscreen Ingredients:
FDA Food Additive Status List:
Generally Regarded As Safe Database (GRAS):
US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Report on Carcinogens:
US California Proposition 65, Chemicals known to the State to Cause Cancer or Developmental Toxicity:
US CA CARB Identified Toxic Air Contaminants:
EPA Pesticide Registration List N: Disinfectants for Use Against Coronaviruses:
US EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant approved for COVID-19:
Gurvey & Berry:
Household Products Database:
NCBI on BHT:
NTP on BHT:
PubChem:
PubMed:
Sigma-Aldrich Merck:
Asia:
Oceanic:
Disclaimers
Information provided by 1Source is to be used at one’s own risk. The information contained should NOT be substituted for appropriately qualified medical advice from a licensed physician or healthcare provider. In case of any contradictions or doubt, please consult your licensed physician or healthcare provider for clarification. 1Source will not be responsible for any inaccuracies or outdated information contained herein although all attempts will be made to ensure that the information provided is up-to-date.
Most of our information has been extracted automatically from third-party sources, please contact the relevant third-party listed in the event of any discrepancies. 1Source is not responsible for any broken links, changes, edits, re-directs of third-party sites.
By continuing, you agree to 1Source’s Terms & Conditions as well as the Legal Disclaimers and Privacy Agreements.
We strive to make it easy to find products which are suitable for one’s personal use. By analyzing each ingredient’s impact on health, our proprietary algorithm can quickly help people find products which fit their individual health conditions and/or preferences.
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