Environmental Working Group

Pesticides-in-Produce List: Sweet Corn vs. Peaches

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe Environmental Working Group just released its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue, plus the “Clean 15″ list of produce that is lowest in pesticides. Considering all the luscious summer produce showing up in the supermarket and farmers’ markets, we had to know: Are those fresh ears of super-sweet corn on this year’s pesticide list? What about the plump, juicy peaches we love? Or the overflowing pints of dusky blueberries? And the answer: Good …

‘Hall of Shame’: Unhealthy Cleaning Supplies (And Some Safer Ideas)

Posted on 05/3/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow about some spring cleaning of your spring cleaning supplies? The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization that publishes the annual “dirty dozen” list of foods highest in pesticide residue, is compiling information on the toxic chemicals in thousands of common household cleaners. The group’s aim is to help consumers judge the safety of various products, which can be difficult to do based on the vague (or missing) information on many product labels. So far the group’s Hall of Shame …