Safety in your (personal) stuff

I’ve been using this website for a few years. It has helped me make smarter decisions about the products I use, especially my sunblock! Check out the Skin Deep Safety Database.

Yes, I know,  the hassle of looking can be a lot. But, think of it this way,  once you find something, you never have to scroll up and down the aisles of a store to find the right thing again!

 

Most people use around 10 personal care products every day, with an average of 126 different ingredients. We’d like to believe that the government is policing the safety of all of the concoctions we put on our bodies, but it’s not. Instead, these unregulated products pose uncertain dangers for our health and our environment.

EWG thinks you deserve better. We asked our research team to put together some tips on how to choose better body care products. You’ll learn how to:

What makes a body care product “better”?
Transparency. Better products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potential worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims that a product is “gentle” or “natural,” but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks.

Our website shows you how to buy better personal care products.

Thanks for reading,

Environmental Working Group

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