EWG is one of the nation’s top environmental health advocacy
organizations, with an online community of more than two million
EWG’s work in environmental health
focuses on six major program areas:
1) toxics; 2) food; 3) agriculture;
4) children’s health; 5) energy and
6) water. Our original research and use of
technology make complex environmental
issues personal and urgent. EWG’s
consumer tools – the Shoppers Guide to
Pesticides in ProduceTM, the Skin Deep®
Cosmetics database, the EWG Guide
to Healthy Cleaning and others – reach
millions. These valuable resources put the
power of information in the hands of the
consumer, influence markets to support
cleaner, greener products and drive the
movement to reform underlying laws and
policies and protect human health.
MEANS AT EWG: Informing the media to drive society
toward environmentally sustainable
policies and practice.
Inspiring consumers to make greener,
healthier choices based upon greater
Changing business behavior through
consumer awareness and demand so that
products – especially those for children –
are more sustainable and safer.
Driving policy change toward a greener,
OUR VALUES: We follow facts and evidence – wherever
they lead – in search of truth in science,
the environment and health.
We fight to correct wrongs done by
polluters or politicians.
We transform public perceptions and
behavior to protect environmental health.
We create results and seek solutions with
a sense of urgency.
We commit to create a healthier, greener
planet for the next generation.
We focus on people’s health, especially
children’s health, in all of our work.