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 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
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
What's New in Version 2.2.2
Enhancements and bug fixes
Needs some improvements
Overall I like the functionality of this app. It's great to scan a product and get a quick overall rating, plus ingredient ratings. However, I wish you could click on an ingredient to learn more about it or why it has scored as it did. It's so essential to this app that I actually wonder if the function isn't working. Was this really overlooked?
Second, many products aren't even in the database, even really common brand names. A lot of the natural/organic products I use aren't in there. I'd like to think it's because they're so good they don't need to be in the database but I don't suspect that's the case 😉
I absolutely love to support an organization, such as EWG, that looks out for the consumer. However, this app seems to lack information for other items that were in a previous version of the app such as cleaning products. Where did they go? Otherwise for the items that are in the app's database it's awesome such as safe sunscreen.
Also, what happens to the scanned items that are not in the database? Are they tagged somehow for future research?
Bring the cleaning products back into this app and it will be 5-stars!
Needs improvement but great resource!
Overall I think this app is helpful as a consumer. It's easy to use and the scores are straight forward for quick referencing. You can also save favorites for products used often. I wish you could click on the individual ingredients to see more information.
I am anxious for more products to be added. I would also love to see household cleaning products added as well!
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- Category: Shopping
- Updated: May 28, 2017
- Version: 2.2.2
- Size: 11.1 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.