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EWG's Healthy Living

By Environmental Working Group

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Description

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 2.2.0

+ You can now browse for the best sunscreens from EWG’s Sunscreen Guide.

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Customer Reviews

great idea

this app provides a much needed service to all people skeptical of what they are putting in or putting on their bodies. This app could have a larger database and more useful feedback when searching products. Like maybe a reason for why certain chemicals are bad, and more explained use of the app. This app needs to get out there, people need this app!!

Very helpful

I like scanning product barcodes when shopping. This app is like x-ray vision to see what's behind a product's slick packaging and actually inside. Not every product is in the database yet, but that's understandable. I'm just glad this app helps me make healthy choices.

Good idea, not many products

Would be better if users could submit products for review if they aren't found. Loved that I could scan my dermalogica face wash, and it popped up the info. But I scanned and searched for other products and they weren't found. For example, a few types of Sun Chips are in the database, but not the kind I was eating (garden salsa).

EWG's Healthy Living
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  • Free
  • Category: Shopping
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  • Version: 2.2.0
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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