EWG's Healthy Living
By Environmental Working Group
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 2.2.3
I scanned 12 different products and none of it was on this app, so I don't have much use for this. And the products I scanned are super popular products. If they keep going and work hard to get things listed, then this might be a great app, but until then this app is kind of useless. I'd recommend Fooducate which is another app that has the products I scanned in it and much more. It's similar to this one in that it thrives to rate things for you by letting you know if something is legitimately healthy or not. If something doesn't exist in Fooducate, the app allows you to scan it into their system so they can add it later. Healthy living should do the same. I support their goal, but the app needs more work.
Great idea, not yet developed
This is a great idea, however many items I scan are not on the app. I think a way that would help is if once we scan a product that doesn't show up we could have the option to fill in information about it. Then a team member at EWG could look it over.
It's been done in the past on similar apps, so why not try for this one!
Simply Doesn’t Work -Extremely Frustrating
Such a great concept, but it simply fails. I entered in a search for “butter,” “nail polish,” and scanned a popular Alba product and NOTHING popped up!! Not even a suggestion for something else. Then I tried to browse and NONE of the buttons worked. I guess I’ll just have to stick to think dirty... but that one’s also missing a TON of products.
- Category: Shopping
- Updated: Nov 03, 2017
- Version: 2.2.3
- Size: 11.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Environmental Working Group
- © 2017 Environmental Working Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.