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Ryan Gosling and Dirty Cleaners

Friday, April 27, 2012

The "Hall of Shame" of the dirtiest cleaners from our upcoming EWG Cleaners Database was released Monday evening to our email list and selective media outlets. EWG supporter feedback was impressive - the two posts to our Facebook fans received over 450 "likes." The media took interest too, with Yahoo!, Time, and Good Magazine all running stories. What was one website's way to encourage its readers to use safer cleaning products? Urge them to utilize the help of a popular A-list celebrity.

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Time: Is Spring Cleaning a Health Risk?

It's time for spring cleaning, but before you pull out the spray bottles and solvents, researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) say you should double-check what you're using to sanitize.

Babble: Toxic Cleaners 'Hall of Shame' List Released

The Environmental Working Group has released a list of the most toxic household cleaners, some of which claim to be "green." Environmental Working Group reveals names

Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), has released a sneak preview of their EWG Cleaners Database 2012, to be released this fall.

Good: 'Hall of Shame' Calls Out the Terrifying Chemicals in Your Household Cleaners

EWG, which produces that handy Dirty Dozen list of foods to buy organic, is compiling information about the toxic chemicals in thousands of cleaners...

EmaxHealth: Check your home cleaning supplies: Even 'green' may be toxic

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is again helping consumers weed out toxins in the home.

My Health News Daily: Research Group Releases List of Unhealthy Household Cleaning Products

Household cleaners, including some labeled with claims such as "natural," contain chemicals that are hazardous to human health, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.


Natural News: Independent research identifies cancer-causing chemicals in food packaging, fabric coatings

...the consumer advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) is calling for the government to take action and stop ignoring the problem.

My San Antonio: Tips from Living Green S.A.

Use kitty litters made from wheat or recycled newspaper over clay-based litters that come from strip mines, the Environmental Working Group says.

Salon: A new autism theory

Belli cites recent studies by the Environmental Working Group that discovered an average of 200 pollutants in the umbilical cord blood of infants.

ABC 15 Arizona: Could the 'Erin Brockovich' chemical be in your water?

"We're most concerned about chromium-6 and cancer," said Dr. Rebecca Sutton, a senior scientist at Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Patch: Reducing Your Children's Risk of Early Puberty

The Environmental Working Group reports that the plastic bottles used in liquid baby formula may leach excessive amounts of BPA.

Fox News: How to make ourselves, our families and our planet healthier on Earth Day

Babies are being born pre-polluted, meaning industrial chemicals have been found in umbilical cord blood - 200 on average, according to a 2009 report by the Environmental Working Group.


BlissTree: What Is 'Clean Beauty,' Anyway?

In fact, the Environmental Working Group says that only about 89% of the 10,000-plus ingredients used in cosmetics have been tested for safety by the FDA

The Vancouver Sun: Defining the ingredients

... Skin Deep, a cosmetics safety data-base produced by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a United States environmental group that researches and advocates for better control of toxic chemicals and other concerns.

Examiner: Within Your Skin: 5 Toxic Ingredients Athletes Must Avoid

Women use more products and ingredients (12 products, 168 ingredients) than men (6 prods, 85 ingred.) and are more at risk to developmental toxins.

Gloucester Times: Senior Lookout: The bright and sunny sides of today's sunscreen

According to the Environmental Working Group's rating scale, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide pose less risk than oxybenzone, but oxybenzone is used in many more sunscreen products.

Huffington Post: Burt's Bees, Tom's Of Maine Owned By Fortune 500 Companies

Consumers interested in learning more about the ingredients in beauty products and how to determine whether they are safe can explore Environmental Working Group's database of cosmetics.

Natural Resources

Care2: EPA Steps in on Fracking

... according to the Environmental Working Group, fracking has been taking place in California for over 60 years in six state counties with further development and growth projected.


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