Today, I would like to introduce EWG (Environmental Working Group), an American non-profit environmental protection organization, to friends who are also health-oriented . EWG's mission is to empower citizens to live healthier lives in a healthier environment through groundbreaking education and research that drives civic movements and consumer choices. Therefore, EWG conducts its own testing and research on most consumer goods, food and cosmetics in the United States, and gives A , B , C , D and F ( failing ) scores according to the health and environmental standards they identify , and lists them on their website ( www.ewg.org) .
Therefore, when consumers want to check whether there are health concerns when using a certain American household consumer product, they can directly search for the product on the EWG website. For example, if we want to search for household cleaners, we can enter the URL of http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/ , after the magnifying glass in the middle of the website, we enter the name of the product to be searched, for example , we enter Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Gel , which we bought at Costco, and press Search .
The resulting grade appears to be F for fail. The bar graph on the right represents the high or low score of a specific item, and the longer the gray bar, the higher the degree of health or environmental concerns, so the lower the score. As far as this product is concerned, there are moderate concerns about skin allergy and irritation and environmental pollution, and high concerns about the toxicity of biological development and reproduction. Therefore, the website gives a score of F and does not recommend consumers to buy this product.
The following are several major product search websites of EWG. Health-conscious consumers may wish to check the ratings of products at home !
Sunscreen products https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/