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Find Healthy Products With These 8 Apps

Overwhelmed by products with long lists of ingredients you can’t even pronounce? These apps offer expert advice on the fly to help you choose the healthiest foods, beauty products and cleaning supplies.

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Think Dirty

Next time you’re in the beauty aisle, you can use this app to barcode-scan the items you’re thinking of buying. You’ll get an instant read on how healthy (or gunky) the ingredient list is, plus a list of safer alternatives.

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Food Scores

An app from clean-living non-profit Environmental Working Group. Search 80,000 food products to find out, on a scale of one to 10, how healthy or unhealthy that tasty-looking snack really is.

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Dirty Dozen

This Environmental Working Group app offers a cheat sheet, listing which 12 conventionally grown fruits and veggies contain the most pesticides (steer clear!), and which 15 contain the least (save a few bucks and skip the organic produce without sacrificing your health).

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Safe Seafood

Check, please. Next time you’re deciding which fish to order, check this app to find out which varieties contain the fewest contaminants, do the least environmental damage, and aren’t being overfished. A green/yellow/red color code system makes clear which seafood to enjoy and which to avoid.

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