Every now and again I like to pimp a couple of links I find in my daily digging to share with you. There are some great (and not so great) new tools out there to help parents decipher the world of consumer products and always some fun stuff I find that takes a little of the “We’re all gonna die” factor out of this site. Here’s whats new:
- Good Guide: “Search over 61,041 personal care & household chemical products” to find out whats in your stuff. I have a moderate sized problem with their rating system in that they rate products laden with petrochemicals and synthetic ingredients (and sometimes “fragrance”) higher than more natural or biodegradable alternatives, but its an easy way to see whats in each product. I’d take their recommendations with a grain of salt.
- Seventh Generation Label Reading Guide: They have a great tool you can even download to your web-enabled mobile so while you’re shopping you can look up the ingredients on all those cleaning products you’re wondering about. Way cool.
- The Zrecs Guide: They’ve done it again. The folks at Zrecommends have created a searchable database for childrens products . Sort by brand or product type and see what has ingredients or chemicals of concern, and where to get them. Neato.
- Awesome Seventh Generation Giveaway: Green Mom Finds is hosting a $140 Seventh Generation gift pack which includes including a package of diapers and wipes; phosphate and chlorine free automatic dishwasher detergent; natural kitchen cleaner; natural all-purpose cleaner; natural glass and surface cleaner; natural shower cleaner; natural toilet bowl cleaner’ natural tub and tile cleaner; and natural laundry detergent. RAD! I want it! You have until October 17th 2008 to get a chance to win so go on over and enter.
Happy Thursday everyone!