Resources

Education is one of the keys to prevention! Use these resources to help reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in your everyday life.
Tip: Don’t get overwhelmed…make one change at a time.

Environmental Working Group (EWG): Your one stop source for safe product. Be sure to check out their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to determine what produce you should only buy organic and what produce is okay to buy conventional. www.ewg.org

Six Classes: Learn about the 6 classes of chemicals of concern that may be harming our health. Learn what they are, where they are found, how we are exposed, what you can do, and more. www.sixclasses.org 

Water Filtration: Learn about the most effective water filtration systems. www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/water-filtration, and EWG Tap Water Database | Water Filters

Water Filtration System Recommendation: https://amzn.to/3q2WRBf 

PFAS Central: Sources: PFAS free products. www.pfascentral.org/pfas-free-products

Beyond Pesticides: Provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. With this information, people can and do protect themselves and the environment from the potential adverse public health and environmental effects associated with the use and misuse of pesticides. www.beyondpesticides.org 

Safer Chemicals Healthy Families: Fights for strong chemical policy, works with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals and transform the marketplace, and educates the public about ways to protect our families from toxic chemicals. www.saferchemicals.org

Mind the Store Campaign: In 2013, Safer Chemicals launched the Mind the Store campaign to challenge the nation’s largest retailers, urging them to eliminate toxic chemicals in products and packaging and develop comprehensive safer chemicals policies. Go to their website to learn how your favorite retailers score. www.saferchemicals.org/mind-the-store

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: Educates you on what is in your products and, also about easy actions you can take online to advocate for safer cosmetics. www.safecosmetics.org

Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE): Aims to amplify women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. They are a great resource to explore issues that are of particular interest to women who want to live with less toxins. www.womensvoices.org

 “Never List”: Print Beauty Counter’s “Never List” and carry with you to be sure you never buy a beauty product that contains one of the chemicals on the list. www.beautycounter.com/the-never-list

The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT):  A coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers, and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards. Go to their Healthy Living page to learn about what to buy and what to avoid. www.healthytomorrow.org

Apps

Healthy Living: EWG’s comprehensive app with ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products.

Think Dirty: Shows ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products and guides you to safe products.

Good Guide: Makes it easy to find better products through science-based ratings.

Detox Me: A great shopping companion and can help you find key tips for choosing safer products.

Check Yourself!: Helps you make your own routine for breast self-checking. Establishing your own “normal” is an important step in knowing your body. This app makes it easy.

Print & Carry

This printable pamphlet is a great consumer guide.
Print it and carry it with you when you shop!

The label to look for to avoid flame retardants when buying new furniture or to determine whether your current furniture contains them.

Common ingredients to keep on hand for DIY cleaning recipes

Take Action!

Advocacy Websites

www.toxicsaction.org: Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, empowering you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level. 

www.cleanwateraction.org:Since it’s founding, during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. 

www.communityhealthbook.com: Community Health was developed by Erin Brockovich and allows individuals to post and share information with Erin and other community members for the purpose of allowing communities to better harness information that will provide individuals and their families with additional data and information that will aid them in their quest for solutions.

www.saferstates.org: Safer States and their partners work to advance common-sense policies that hold all of us to our responsibilities, making human health and safety their top priority.

www.womensvoices.org: Women’s Voices for the Earth amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities.