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EWG's Healthy Living Tips

EWG's Healthy Living Tips: Health Tips (PDF)

Want more tips from EWG? Below are some of our favorite downloadable PDFs.

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Safer Cosmetics

Safer Cosmetics

Many 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.
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Avoiding Pesticides

Avoiding Pesticides

Conventionally 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.
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Avoiding Flame Retardants

Avoiding Flame Retardants

For 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.
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Avoiding Triclosan

Avoiding Triclosan

The 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.
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Avoiding Nonstick Chemicals

Avoiding Nonstick Chemicals

Toxic 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.
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Better Tap Water

Better Tap Water

Drinking 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.
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Better Air Quality

Better Air Quality

Airborne 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.
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Safer Cleaning Products

Safer Cleaning Products

The 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.
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Safer Cellphone Use

Safer Cellphone Uses

Studies 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.
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Preventing Cancer

Preventing Cancer

More 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.