If you remember watching Batman 1989, the Joker poisons random products in Gotham City. Throughout the movie, people give up makeup, shaving great, shampoo in order to stay alive.

Our real products aren’t poisoned, but it would benefit you to do a little research about their ingredients.

Check The Products You Use

Tide is a pretty common brand to have in your laundry room.

For this example, let’s say that you use Tide 2X Ultra Pure Essentials Liquid Detergent with Baking Soda, White Lilac.

If you were to cross reference this product with the EWG database, you will see that they give it a failing grade.

When you scroll to the bottom of the product page you will see that their grades are based on what ingredients the manufacterer uses and the health impact of those ingredients.

What is EWG

EWG.org is short for the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit that works to educate you about the products you use.

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

The Story of EWG

How To Use EWG

The EWG website has a number of consumer guides that can help you make better choices.

To check the food you eat, click here

To check what you put on your body, click here

To check the products you use to clean, click here

EWG Website Shortcuts


EWG’s Food Scores – EWG rates 80,000+ products

Dirty 12

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG’s Consumer Guide to Seafood – Find healthy seafood picks!

EWG’s Guide to Avoiding GMO Food

Children’s Cereals


EWG’s Tap Water Database

EWG’S Water Filter Buying Guide – Find the right filter for your water – and budget.

EWG’s 5 Reasons to Skip Bottled Water

Body Care

EWG’s Guide to Sunscreen

EWG’s Skin Deep Guide to Cosmetics

EWG’s Bug Repellent

Cleaning Supplies

EWG’S Guide to Healthy Cleaning – Ranks 2,000 household cleaning products


EWG’S Healthy Living Tips

Cell Phone Use

Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors

The EWG App

Download the iPhone App

Download the Android App

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If you find their work helpfup, you can donate to the EWG by clicking here.