EWG – or the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) is a DC-based organization whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
This non-profit is a powerhouse of information in addition to advocating on our behalf! When it come to Children’s Health the have done extensive research on Bisphenol A and why we should avoid it, Kid-Safe Chemicals, the dangers of fluoride and mercury in products, as well as arsenic in treated wood. Here are just a few of the great resources they make available so you can know how to keep your children healthy inside and living in a safe environment:
2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
Skin Deep: Sunscreens 2011 – best and worst
National Drinking Water Database
Some of their recent advocacy investigations include:
National Food Day EWG participated in Food Day to help build support for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. The Congressional Super Committee is making decisions about food and farm policy.
Just Label It! 60 to 70 percent of processed foods available in America likely contain some genetically engineered ingredients. There’s no requirement to label them. EWG joined the Just Label It! Campaign to change that.
In our busy lives, EWG makes it easier to live healthy and sustainably by putting the information at our finger-tips. I have learned so much from them. I hope you will too!
healthy and green wishes to your families!