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Skin Deep and Healthy Home Tips Across the Web

Monday, April 23, 2012

News coverage of EWG topics including cosmetics and household toxins appeared across the web from sites including the Los Angeles Times, Shine by Yahoo!, and Prevention. EWG released a statement on a finding from an independent science panel finding PFOA, an ingredient that has been used to make non-stick coatings and stain-resistant materials, is linked to testicular and kidney cancers.

Cosmetics

Los Angeles Times: Beauty products made with natural ingredients

... the average person uses approximately 10 personal-care products daily with about 125 ingredients, according to the Environmental Work Group, a watchdog nonprofit that gathers data on consumer products.

Examiner: Now you really do know what's in that beauty product!

If you are curious to see what those hard to decipher ingredients in your daily makeup kit are, check out http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/.

Prevention: A Sneaky New Diabetes Trigger

You can also search the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to see how safe your current products are.

Globe and Mail: How green is it? How to sort out the environmental hype

Launched in 2004, the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database provides you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings for a range of products and ingredients.

She Knows: Earth-Friendly Beauty

I recommend you look up every product on the Cosmetics Database first...

Fox News: The Toxic Truth about Buying Green

Look for products that list ingredients on their labels and cross check with the Environmental Working Group's Safe Cosmetic Database to learn about the safety of the ingredients.

Chemicals

Shine by Yahoo!: 5 Health Dangers in Your Home

Safer options include plastics with the recycling labels 1, 2 and 4, according to Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst at the Environmental Working Group

Boulder Weekly: Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in 99 Percent of Americans

"Widespread pollution by PFOA should be a wake-up call that our chemical regulation system is severely broken," said Olga V. Naidenko, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Health Goes Strong: Earth Day Tip: Nix Flame Retardants

But here are a few things you can do to reduce your exposure (tips courtesy of the Environmental Working Group)...

Natural News: The superfood power of wild caught salmon

Research produced by the Environmental Working Group in 2003 showed that farmed salmon were contaminated with high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl's (PCB's).

 

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