EWG's Healthy Living Tips
Welcome to our Healthy Living Tips series
At EWG we’re committed to helping you create the best environment for your family — free of dangerous chemicals and wasteful material.
EWG’s fans and followers are constantly asking us for tips to help them create cleaner and greener homes that are good for their families and the planet.
With our guides, EWG is bringing it back to the basics.
Thank you for celebrating two decades of work by following our smart solutions to healthier living every day!
Read our Healthy Living Tips:
Disinfectant Byproducts in Pools
Cleaner pool experienceTips for a cleaner pool experience.
Cleaning Up After a Meal
Cleaning Up After a MealTips on stain removal for your tablecloths and napkins and cleaning your favorite cast iron skillet and copper cookware.
Avoiding Superbugs in Meat
Avoiding Superbugs in MeatResponsible doctors don’t give people antibiotics they don’t need, but until recently many livestock producers fed healthy animals antibiotics to make them grow faster – no prescription needed.
Ingredients in personal care products
Ingredients in your personal care productsMany personal care products contain troubling ingredients that have either been linked to harm, including cancer and endocrine disruption, or have not been adequately assessed for safety. Read EWG’s tips for choosing products without these pesky chemicals.
Avoiding PesticidesConventionally grown fruits and vegetables are often contaminated with pesticides, some of which have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption. There are simple steps that you can take to reduce your intake of these harmful chemicals.
Avoiding flame retardants
Avoiding fire retardantsFor decades, home furniture has been laced with needless, toxic flame retardant chemicals that can get into our bodies. There are steps you can take to protect your family from these harmful chemicals.
Avoiding TriclosanThe FDA has banned companies from using triclosan, a potential endocrine-disrupting chemical and aquatic toxicant, in liquid hand soaps. But it is still allowed for use in many other consumer products.
Skip the non-stick
Skip the non-stickToxic nonstick chemicals are found in a variety of different consumer goods, including cookware, furniture, clothing and fast food containers. Avoiding these chemicals takes a watchful eye.
Better Drinking Water
Better Drinking WaterDrinking plenty of good, clean water is important for a healthy body. But there are more than 200 contaminants found in our nation’s drinking water. Find out what steps you can take to reduce your exposure.
Improving air quality
Improving air qualityAirborne pollution can contribute to all respiratory diseases, including asthma, and may be especially problematic for children. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure to air pollution.
Safer Cleaning Products
Safer Cleaning ProductsThe federal government doesn’t require cleaning product makers to disclose their ingredients to the public. Toxic ingredients are used in a number cleaning products and, often, there’s no way of knowing what’s in the bottle.
Safer Cellphone Use
Safer Cellphone UseStudies indicate that cellphone radiation can harm the brains of both adults and children. Though more research is needed, there are some simple steps you can take to help reduce your exposure to cellphone radiation.
Preventing CancerMore than 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. While the precise causes of the disease are not yet fully understood, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk.
Avoiding Bug Bites
Avoiding Bug BitesIf you spend time outdoors, use an appropriate bug repellant. Bug-borne diseases should not be taken lightly.
Greener Cleaning Products
Greener Cleaning ProductsHere are some quick tips for choosing healthier household cleaning products.
Household Cancer Prevention
Household Cancer PreventionHere are some simple actions you can take in and around your home to help reduce your family’s risk of cancer.
Safer CosmeticsHere are some quick tips for choosing safer personal care products.
Safer SunscreensHere are some quick tips for choosing safer sunscreens.
Preventing ZikaCheck out EWG’s tips for avoiding the Zika virus.