We are proud to an-nounce that Willy Street Co-op, beginning with the 2015 sunscreen season, will not carry any sunscreen ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) above a 2 for safety.
The EWG is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by looking critically at the products we buy. They have a database called Skin Deep that focuses on body care products. EWG analyzes the ingredients and current research on those ingredients to rank bodycare products. A rank of 0-2 is considered Low Hazard, 3-6 Moderate Hazard and 7-10 is High Hazard.
We decided to focus on sunscreen to start with because sunscreen is a product of high safety concern, and we wanted to be able to let customers have complete confidence that what they are buying from the Co-op is the safest we could find.
Just another step the Co-op is taking to support our community, and offer the best products available. Stay tuned for more positive change in the future!