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Household Hazards: How Everyday Products Make Us Sick by Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH 

Dr. Paul Blanc is a professor of medicine and holds the endowed chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His column on household hazards appears in Psychology Today.

 

California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database

California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database
The California Department of Public Health developed a searchable cosmetics database that allows professionals and consumers to access information about specific products, companies, or chemical ingredients, and learn about how chemical exposure can affect health. The information is based on a California cosmetics law that requires companies to report products containing ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

 

U.S. EPA Design for the Environment

U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
EPA’s Design for the Environment program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well, are cost-effective, and are safer for the environment. On the site, they maintain a categorized list of all products that have a DfE label under their Safer Products Labeling Program.

 

Environmental Working Group Cosmetics Database

Environmental Working Group Cosmetics Database
This site contains a searchable database that provides safety ratings for cosmetics, as well as shopping guides for purchasing safer and more environmentally-friendly consumer products.

 

GoodGuide

GoodGuide
GoodGuide in an on-line database and mobile application that provides scientific information and rankings on health, environment, and social responsibility for products and companies.

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