Tip Top Toxics Advocacy — Detox Diva
If you have seen a Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides, or heard about Skin Deep, the cosmetic database that reveals the toxics in your lipstick or shampoo, then you have heard about the work of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The organization has become the premier anti-toxics advocacy group and their work is having a ripple effect in the product industry that is protective of the consumer.
Huffington Post bestows EWG’s President and co-founder Ken Cook with the “2009 Ultimate Green Game Changer” award. The mission of EWG is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
Some of the impressive investigative database tools and reports EWG offers include:
* 2009 Sunscreen Safety Guide
* Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
* Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides
* Tuna Calculator
* Cell Phone Radiation
* Toxic Chemicals in Found in School Cleaners
EWG was founded in 1993, and since then they have been quietly building their experience and resources until they have now become a major leader in establishing healthy benchmarks for thousands of chemicals.
To support EWG, you can donate here.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).