Ultimately, we can’t shop our way out of the problem of toxic chemical exposure, but until we pass laws that make it so that all our products are safe, there are healthier and safer choices that we can make.  Use these online tools and resources to keep your family safe from toxic chemicals in your home.

Many of the following papers and reports are available in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) formats. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader (to view these documents), you may download it for free.




Cosmetics and Personal Care Products:

  1. California Safe Cosmetics program product
  2. Skin Deep Cosmetics Database by EWG
  3. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
  4. Cosmetic Chemicals to avoid by the David Suzuki Foundation

Feminine Hygiene & Safer Sex Products

  1. Chem Fatale Report by Women’s Voices for the Earth

Household Cleaning Products:

  1. Safe Cleaning Products by Women’s Voices for the Earth
  2. Top Green Cleaning Products by EWG
  3. Cleaners Database Hall of Shame by EWG
  4. EPA Safer Choice Label


  1. The Case of PVC Cartoon by the Center for Health, Envrionment & Justice (CHEJ)
  2. PVC-Free Products for Your Schools and Home by CHEJ
  3. Know Your Plastics
  4. Adverse Health Affects of Plastic by Ecology Center

Child Safety and Toys:

  1. Easy Steps – Products by Healthy Child
  2. Easy Steps – Lifestage by Healthy Child
  3. The Consumer Action Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys, Pet Products, Cars, School supplies, Accessories and more by Healthy Stuff
  4. Babies and Kids by Washington Toxics Coalition

Pet Care:

  1. Protecting our Pets by Ecology Center
  2. Pets by Pesticide Action Network
  3. Healthy Stuff by Ecology Center


  1. Toxic Chemicals in our Couches by the National Resource Defense Council
  2. Couches Without Flame Retardants by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
  3. Furniture Retailers Phase Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical Brings Safer Choices by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Laundry & Dry cleaning:

  1. Alternatives to Perchloroethylene Used in Professional Garment Care by Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
  2. DIY Laundry by TURI by

Food and its Packaging:

  1. Calculate Mercury Content in Fish and Seafood by Turtle Island Restoration Network
  2. Tips for Avoiding BPA in Canned Food by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
  3. Chemicals in Food by Breast Cancer Fund
  4. Seafood Watch by Monterey Bay Aquarium

Yard Care:

  1. Green Lawns and Gardens by Department of Environmental Conservation NY
  2. Grow a Pesticide Free Lawn by Healthy Child

Construction/Home Care Materials:

  1. 7 Way to Reduce Your Exposure to Formaldehyde by Earth Easy
  2. Floored By Phthalates by Healthy Stuff
  3. Detoxing Your Space by Healthy Child

Other Resources: