Category Archives: Behind the Ratings

Ingredient Spotlight: Phthalates

Phthalates, pronounced “thal-ates”, are a group of chemicals with a wide variety of uses in commercial products. They are commonly referred to as “plasticizers” or softeners. Their binding and softening properties make them a low-cost way to increase the utility … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Deodorant?

Deodorants are the products we depend on daily to prevent body odor. Most commonly used on under-arms and feet, they work to eliminate the bacteria that causes the odor or mask the odor. Alcohol can temporarily kill bacteria. Longer-acting antimicrobials, … Continue reading

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Do you prefer using an Antiperspirant or Deodorant?

A basic part of our morning hygiene routine, Americans spend more than 18 billion dollars a year on antiperspirants and deodorants. With their frequent use, deodorant use can contribute to frequent exposure to potential hazards. Classified and regulated as cosmetics … Continue reading

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Cleaning Products Right to Know Act – What Does it Mean For Consumers?

In October of 2017, a landmark deal was signed by Governor Brown of California. The Cleaning Products Right to Know Act of 2017  requires cleaning product manufacturers to include a complete ingredient list on all cleaning products sold in the … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between GoodGuide and EWG Ratings?

Value judgments are unavoidable in rating systems. The product rating systems from EWG and GoodGuide are no exception. While it’s hard to speak to how EWG rates products, we can highlight a few similarities and differences, based on what we … Continue reading

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What’s in Shaving Cream?

The average adult in the U.S. will shave 14,000 times in their life. That’s roughly a shave every other day, for 75 years. Using 400 cans of shaving cream products per person. Shaving products as a category include tools, razors, … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Food? Decoding the Labels

This post was posted in partnership with the team from Fix.com. You can read their complete post here. GoodGuide Food Ratings A walk down any grocery aisle is the best real-life illustration of American’s current eating habits. 23 variations of … Continue reading

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