Saturday, August 22, 2009
The Truth Behind the Products
As an environmentalist and one who cares about health issues, I am always searching for information to help me make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing food and personal care products. Through reading Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, I discovered a great web site that rates over 70,000 products on the basis of health, safety, and environmental impact. GoodGuide has a great tool that allows users to search by topic: food, personal care, household chemicals, and toys. Each product receives a rating from 0 to 10 based on several factors, including safety of ingredients, environmental impact, and social issues. The site also has a section for news and recalls.