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 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
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
EWG’S Water Filter Buying Guide – Find the right filter for your water – and budget.
EWG’s 5 Reasons to Skip Bottled Water
EWG’s Skin Deep Guide to Cosmetics
EWG’S Guide to Healthy Cleaning – Ranks 2,000 household cleaning products
Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors
The EWG App
If you find their work helpfup, you can donate to the EWG by clicking here.
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