Environmental Working Group

Apps and policy alerts for safer food, skincare, cell phones and more (Environmental Working Group)

 EWG's guide to buying organic.

EWG's guide to buying organic.

How you can benefit

43% of chemicals in use have not been tested for impacts on human health.   Many products you buy have chemicals which can cause diseases.  Pesticide residues are often still on washed and peeled produce.  So Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides apps, rankings and policy alerts for safer food, skincare, cell phones and more.

Why it's a leading program

As of 2012, the two most popular smartphone apps in the U.S. were GoodGuide and EWG's SkinDeep skincare rankings.  Read about how they are different.   Other food apps tend to look only at nutrition.   EWG shows you a score of a food item's toxic ingredients, or pesticides which can't be washed off produce.

Goal

To make it easier for anyone to buy the right thing.

Who can take action

Scientists helped created EWG apps to make it easier for consumers to buy safer products.

Outcome

EWG's Skin Deep skincare database can tell you if ingredients are safe in over 79,000 products based on 50 toxicity and regulatory databases.

Last updated

July 13, 2015