Tools To Help Parents Investigate Important Topics & Products
As journalists, we research for a living, so we tend to have access to information that other parents don’t. We are often the first to learn about new tools, research or resources that come in handy in our personal lives as well.
Here, under Research & Resources, we’ve organized some of our most popular NewsMom News and Features into specialized categories to help parents better investigate a variety of topics and products that are important to them.
Here’s a short list of some of our favorite external research resources:
Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Database
Lists and rates the known chemicals and ingredients in thousands of products.
Consumer Reports’ Eat the Peach, Not the Pesticide
Guidelines for picking produce without pesticides (and when you can skip organic).
Best Sunscreen Reviews–Consumer Reports
FDA’s Guide to Sunscreen And Infants
EWG’s 2015 Sunscreen Guide (Scroll down, download app)
EWG’s List: 11 Worst Sunscreens for Kids
EWG Sun Safety Store (This is not an endorsement of any product)
Guides to chose safe and effective sunscreens for your children.
Rice, Products & Cereals:
Consumer Reports’ How Much Arsenic Is In Your Rice (& Rice Cereal)
Rice-product rankings & information on the risk of arsenic exposure in infants and children.
Misc. Concerning Chemicals:
NewsMom Resources to Test for Concerning Chemicals
A running list of resources we’ve found to test for concerning chemicals in your home.