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Healthy Stuff search tool hits the mark

Monday, September 21, 2009

By Ken Cook, EWG President

If you want to see a very cool combination of solid science, smart advocacy and consumer empowerment, check out HealthyStuff.org, a project of our friends at The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.

They tested and rated over 5,000 consumer items for an array of toxic metals and other nasty stuff, basing their ratings on toxicity, persistence and tendency to build up in people and the environment.

This toxic stuff is worth researching as it has been linked to reproductive problems, developmental and learning disabilities, liver toxicity and cancer.

You can find the nice and the nasty in a bunch of categories - children's products, stuff for pets, cars, clothing, jewelry, and toys.

Check it out.

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