Organizations

HealthyStuff.org 

HealthyStuff.org is founded by the Ecology Center, a Michigan-based non-profit environmental organization.  HealthyStuff.org has a technology to test consumer products for the presence of toxic chemicals such as lead, chlorine, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and bromine.  To access its database, go to, here.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The Environmental Working Group is a US environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability. The EWG runs a database called Skin Deep that has over 65,000 personal care products and cosmetics rated for toxicity.  The EWG is working to release a mobile version of the database.

MOMS Advocating Sustainability (MOMAS)

MOMS Advocating Sustainability is a Bay Area based organization committed to creating healthy communities for children by reducing their exposure to household and environmental toxins. MOMAS works primarily through education and outreach to mothers and families, and also to policy makers, helping them to make better choices and providing information about effective alternatives.

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH)

Since 1996, the Center for Environmental Health has helped lead the growing, nationwide effort to protect people from toxic chemicals.

The Breast Cancer Fund

The Breast Cancer Fund works to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA)

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

TEDX is the only organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors. TEDX offers an online database where you search for endocrine disruptors.

The Green Science Policy Institute

The Green Science Policy Institute provides unbiased scientific data to government, industry, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate more informed decision-making about chemicals used in consumer products. The Green Science Policy Institute has prevented the addition of millions of pounds of unneeded chemicals to furniture, bed coverings, computers, and other products in our homes. Visit their consumer page for resources on how to buy flame retardant free products and reduce toxics in your home.

The State of California Proposition 65

Under Prop. 65, the State of California regularly updates the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.  The list can be accessed here.

The World’s Healthiest Foods

The World’s Healthiest Foods is a non-profit organization that teaches how to eat healthy.  They have a great database of healthy and easy recipes searchable on multiple criteria.  Access the database, here.

 

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