Environmental Working Group

Rating: 3.29 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 1436 U St Nw Ste 100 Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: The Environmental Working Group (EWG), founded in 1993, fills a niche in the environmental community by focusing its unique strategy on toxics, agriculture and western lands issues. Our effective advocacy efforts are bolstered by extensive web databases and a 500,000-person email list, which have become major forces in online information distribution. EWG is a national organization with headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in Oakland, CA and Ames, Iowa.
Programs: EWG's research propels change that protects people from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants in food, water, air, and consumer products.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The EWG is one of the most effective environmental justice and public health organizations in the world. They have some of the most compelling research available free to the public. I use EWG's research to compare radiation levels of cell phones. I also use EWG.org to find out what chemicals are in my cities drinking water as well as finding the safest sunscreens and other cosmetics. The Environmental Working Group or EWG perform lab test, compile data, take surveys, engage the public, work with local and federal government to ban toxic chemicals from products, and also they educate families on healthy living. The provide a highly advanced and super informative website. EWG'S Ken Cook is really an incredible public health expert if I have ever seen one.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been able to make much more informed choices as a consumer.

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I use EWG research to chose the lowest radiation cell phone. As well as determine my cities drinking water quality and to understand how crucial a water filter would be for my families health.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, Compassionate, Engaged and Active in creating change.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Literally Save Lives and Improve Lives all while Saving millions on our healthcare bills. They would help promote environmental justice and sustainable development.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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This organization seems to be raising public awareness and getting legislation passed to protect consumer and children's health. I use their safe cosmetics database all the time to look for shampoos, baby lotions, sunscreen, lipstick that are less toxic. I read about their research - such as the latest report on rocket fuel chemicals found in baby formulas - frequently in NYT and other major media. I am impressed by the depth and breadth of their work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The great public awareness raising they've done about lead in lipstick, toxic chemicals in sunscreen and bubble bath products for kids, toxic chemicals in baby formula.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How useful their research is, how accessible their website for safe cosmetics database is for looking up products, and how much advocacy work I see them doing to get our legislators to more carefully regulate consumer products

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I don't know. I am pretty happy with what I've seen of their work.

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