Environmental Working Group (EWG)

How do you know if a product is free of toxins and safe to use?

100% Natural

100% Natural

Just because something has “Natural”, or even “Organic” on the packaging doesn’t mean to say it is good for us.  It can be hard to make sense of all the information out there on the web. One resource I regularly turn to is the Environmental Working Group’s website . It’s a great resource that I use to help me make better purchasing decisions. 

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Their Skindeep website provides a wealth of information on cosmetics (this includes sun screens, toothpastes, shampoos, shower gels, lotions, etc.). The depth of products is quite impressive (they claim 65,000 to be exact). And they also review a lot of children’s products.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables

Foodnews is another section of their website that I visit. They issue a list of “dirty” fruits and vegetables.  The following fruits and vegetables tested high for pesticide residue:

1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Imported Nectarines
7. Imported Grapes
8. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries

I always try to buy organic fruits and vegetables. For various reasons, this is sometimes not always possible.  That’s when I use this list to help me decide what products to buy and what not to buy.

Take a look and bookmark this site. It’s a great resource.

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