Tag: EWG

Not to Miss! Essential Sunscreen + Sun and Fun Facts

Not to Miss! Essential Sunscreen + Sun and Fun Facts

Happily, here we are again, at the beginning of summer. One of the greatest joys of living in Florida, as I do, is the opportunity to spend time close to the water. However, where there’s water, there’s sunshine (most of the time) – and it seems to be getting more intense with each year that passes. Perhaps it’s because of…

EWGs Dirty Dozen Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is at it again. Famous for their Dirty Dozen list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides, EWG has a new Dirty Dozen—for hormone-disrupting chemicals. They have compiled a list of the 12 worst endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how to avoid them. Here is the list: Bisphenol A (BPA) Dioxin Atrazine Phthalates…

Twinkies For Breakfast?!

  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has done it again. EWG is a public health non-profit organization on a mission to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. That’s a tall order for any organization, and EWG is doing a fine job. Their latest project involves the assessment of 84 breakfast cereals marketed to…

Drink Filtered Water

It was recently reported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that tap water in over 30 U.S. cities contains hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen. Hexavalent chromium is the chemical that was made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich. In the EWG study, tap water was tested in 35 cities; 31 of those cities’ water contained hexavalent chromium. The Environmental Protection…