You may have seen our work
Skin Deep® cosmetics database lists easy-to-navigate hazard ratings for nearly 70,000 products and 9,000 ingredients on the market.
Guide to Healthy Cleaning is a free, searchable online tool providing consumers with safety ratings for common household cleaners
Tap Water Database look up your local water system to find out which pollutants might be of concern, and find suggestions on the best kinds of home filters to remove those chemicals.
Food Scores database rates more than 80,000 foods in a simple, searchable online format to empower people to shop smarter and eat healthier. Each item in the database is scored based on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing.
Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ help you decide when to splurge for organic fruits and vegetables, and when you should save money by buying conventional.
Interactive pollution mapping of tap water contamination and agricultural pollution.
Because our national chemical laws are so weak and outdated, the FDA and EPA do not require manufacturers to test chemical ingredients used in many consumer products for safety or health impacts before they are used.
This includes ingredients used in household cleaners, cosmetics, personal care products and some building supplies. Manufacturers get to gamble with our health, using chemicals that are untested and even hazardous, with few mechanisms to remove them from the market once dangers are known.
Meanwhile, millions of pounds of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and animal waste from industrial agriculture leach into our groundwater, food and air – contaminating not just our environment, but our bodies as well.
Many of these hazardous chemical exposures occur everyday, in minute amounts that build up over time.
We use our unique expertise to gather and analyze mountains of data – on personal care products, household cleaners, processed foods, drinking water contaminants, oil and gas pollution, and agricultural damage – to expose risky practices and products, confront manufacturers and industries directly, and challenge the chemical status quo.
Our signature shopping guides and databases push companies to make cleaner, greener products and give consumers the information they need to make safer choices today.
Our teams in D.C., Sacramento and Minneapolis go directly to lawmakers to educate them about these issues and push for the regulatory reforms we need.