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Find the least toxic versions using EWG’s app!
You can 100% trust EWG Verified™ products.
First of all, what does “EWG” mean?
If you’ve read any of my posts on toxin-free products, you know my obsession with Environmental Working Group (EWG). This is a description of their mission from the “About Us” section of their site:
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.
We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.
We work for you. Do you know what’s in your tap water? What about your shampoo? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What pesticides are on your food? How about the farms, fracking wells and factories in your local area? Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? Which large agribusinesses get your tax dollars and why? What are GMOs? What do they do to our land and water?
More than two decades ago EWG set out to answer these questions, and more, and to empower you to get to know your environment and protect your health.
EWG’s groundbreaking research has changed the debate over environmental health. From households to Capitol Hill, EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers, communication experts and programmers has worked tirelessly to make sure someone is standing up for public health when government and industry won’t. Through our reports, online databases, mobile apps and communications campaigns, EWG is educating and empowering consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products they buy and the companies they support. In response to consumer pressure, companies are giving up potentially dangerous chemical ingredients in their products and improving their practices.
What about “EWG Verified™”?
When you visit the site’s Skin Deep database to search for safe sunscreen, makeup, skincare, etc., you’ll find EWG’s ratings of different products on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the safest, 10 being the most chemical-infused). I only buy products that are rated 2 or lower, but the absolute best products are the ones that are EWG Verified™. EWG Verified™ items are essentially rated a “0”; they’re completely nontoxic.
EWG’s site is incredible, but it’s not always easy to pull up an Internet browser when you’re in the cosmetic aisle of a drug store or Target. Enter: EWG’s Healthy Living app!
Using EWG’s Awesome App:
Below is the step-by-step process I use to find EWG Verified™ products on the app.
Step 1: Download the app!
Simply type “EWG” into the search bar of your app store. The app is titled “EWG’s Healthy Living” and should pop up as the top result!
Step 2: Click “Browse” on the home screen.
Step 3: Next, select “EWG Verified” from the results.
Step 4: At this point, you’ll get a list of different categories. Scroll through and select the ones that interest you. I selected “Anti-Aging.”
Step 5: Search for dozens and dozens of EWG Verified™ (aka completely safe + nontoxic!) products!
Step 6: For each product you click, you’ll get a comprehensive score report. It’s fantastic!
Bottom line: EWG’s app is incredibly helpful for those of us who want to avoid chemical-laden products at all costs. BuyingEWG Verified™ items has never been easier!
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