EWG's Healthy Living
By Environmental Working Group
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From food to shampoo – we are exposed to chemicals every second, yet we know very little about them. To navigate this complicated world and make safer choices, EWG combined two of our most popular resources to form our Healthy Living App. Now, the product health and safety ratings for over 200,000 food and cosmetics products are simply one click away.
Scan a product
Review its rating.
Pick the better choice.
It’s that simple.
Get to Know the databases behind the app:
Get to Know: EWG’s Food Scores
How do we know what we’re eating, really? There are so many claims on food labels these days, and ingredients no one can pronounce.
We created EWG’s Food Scores because we all want to know what we’re putting in our bodies. Food Scores rates more than 80,000 foods, 5,000 ingredients and 1,500 brands.
Many other food apps rate food products on nutrition, but EWG went two steps further. Products are rated based on three elements: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing. We combine these three scores into a single overall product score. We weigh nutrition most heavily, ingredient concerns next and processing relatively lightly. We rate all foods on a 1 to 10 scale, with the best foods scoring a 1 and the worst foods scoring a 10.
See our full methodology. - http://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/methodology
Get to Know: EWG’s Skin Deep
Have you ever counted how many cosmetics or personal care products you use in a day? Chances are it's about 10. Through those 10 products you expose yourself to more than 126 ingredients a day. Most people use these products without a second thought, believing that the government must certainly be policing the safety of the mixtures in these myriad containers. But it doesn’t.
That’s why EWG created Skin Deep -- the world’s largest personal care products safety reference tool. It offers easy-to-navigate safety ratings for nearly 80,000 products.
See our full methodology. - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/site/about.php
What's New in Version 2.2.1
My Go-To Health & Beauty App
I use this every time I buy new beauty and health products. I love the Scan feature so I can just scan as I shop. Not all products are in the EWG database, but most are! I recommend this for anyone who cares about using safe products for themselves or their children & families. Also a great tool if you have allergies or sensitivities to certain products and ingredients.
This is everything I've ever wanted in a health app for health and beauty products, as well as food. It gives so much information for each product, as to why the ingredients could be bad and rates them. The only thing that could be improved is more products, but there is a still a good amount in the database right now.
I love the idea BUT...
I really do love the idea of this app but it really needs improvement. I would actually like the app to "find" the items I scan on search. Also, if I sometimes spell the product wrong, provide some suggestions. I think this has the potential to be a great app but it needs work. Please update!
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- Category: Shopping
- Updated: Oct 27, 2016
- Version: 2.2.1
- Size: 12.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Environmental Working Group
- © 2015 Environmental Working Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.