Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens

Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG's Guide to Sunscreens
Environmental Working Group has put out an updated Guide to Sunscreens, and this year, they have also launched a Sun Safety campaign. The reason? Two-thirds of the sunscreens they assessed did not work well enough, or contained ingredients that are toxic. Meanwhile, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Big… Read more »

A Better Way to Raise Cancer Awareness: Dirty Dozen of Endocrine Disruptors

A Better Way to Raise Cancer Awareness: Dirty Dozen of Endocrine Disruptors
We’ve passed through October, and the swaths of pink that accompany Breast Cancer Awareness month have had their run. Now we’re in the midst of Movember, which does similar work for prostate and testicular cancer. While championing survivors and raising money for research is worthy of support, what about addressing some of the known contributors… Read more »

Go Bug-Free and Healthy with Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Bug Repellents

Go Bug-Free and Healthy with Environmental Working Group's Guide to Bug Repellents
Staff at our Info Desk recommend the Environmental Working Group’s resources for providing accurate information on healthy choices for products and foods. EWG’s latest resource is a guide on bug repellents, to help adults, kids and pregnant women find the most effective and least toxic choice to avoid mosquitos and ticks. The first step for… Read more »

Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Better Cleaners

Environmental Working Group's Guide to Better Cleaners
Our Info Desk and Store staff have been excited to have a new resource for identifying the best product choices. The Environmental Working Group, the folks who gave us the Skin Deep body care and cosmetics product rating database, has recently created a similar guide for household cleaning products. Everything from bathroom cleaners, laundry detergents,… Read more »

Shampoo: What to Look For, What to Avoid

Shampoo: What to Look For, What to Avoid
It’s nice to feel clean. Stepping out of the shower is a moment refreshing not just to body, but also to mind and spirit. Getting clean, however, can be more of a journey than we think. Every day we are exposed to a litany of chemicals from every conceivable source, including what we put on… Read more »