Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The New Dirty Dozen

Each year the folks at Environmental Working Group find new ways to scare us and/or protect us, depending on your mood and/or perspective. This independent, nonprofit organization is dedicated to:

1. To protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population children, babies, and infants in the womb from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.
2. To replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.

One of the ways they work to achieve these goals is by creating a list of the dirtiest and cleanest (in terms of pesticide contamination) fruits and vegetables. Spoiler alert - Apples are at the top of the "Dirty" list this year. They even have a handy dandy pdf so you can print out the list for your shopping trips. (They really need to make a smart phone app for this, too.) A great resource.

In addition, they maintain a database of the best and worst beauty products. Check out Skin Deep before your next vacation  for some excellent choices in non-toxic sunscreen.

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