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  • San Francisco Chronicle 5/16/2011 GoodGuide Rates Products On Ingredients' Safety

    GoodGuide's rising popularity — last month it saw 780,000 hits and has grown at a clip of about 10% per month — comes as consumers are becoming savvier and more selective about the products they purchase. With recent scandals such as lead found in toys and concerns about cell phone radiation and dangerous plastics, more and more people have become wary about the products they use and consume.

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  • USA Today 5/13/2011 GoodGuide App Helps Navigate Green Products

    When University of Berkeley-California professor Dara O'Rourke started GoodGuide, a website for seeking out green products, the iPhone hadn't been invented yet.

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  • Newsweek 10/18/2010 True Green

    One sunny morning in 2004, Dara O’Rourke was putting sunscreen on his 2-year-old daughter’s face when he had a disturbing thought. As a professor of environmental policy at the University of California, Berkeley, he’d spent years studying the global supply chains for products like electronics and shoes. But he had no idea exactly what he was smearing on his daughter.

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  • The New York Times 6/14/2009 On Web and iPhone, a Tool to Aid Careful Shopping

    These days, every skin lotion and dish detergent on store shelves gloats about how green it is. How do shoppers know which are good for them and good for the earth?

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  • GoodGuide's iPhone App Lets You Scan Before You Buy 7/1/2010
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  • UL Environment Acquires GoodGuide 8/2/2012

    August 2, 2012 — Marietta, GA / San Francisco, CA — UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the acquisition of GoodGuide, one of the world's largest sources of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products. more »

  • George Consagra Joins GoodGuide as CEO 8/26/2010

    August 26, 2010 — San Francisco — GoodGuide, which provides the world's largest and most reliable source of information on health, environmental and social impacts of products and companies, today announced that George… more »

  • GoodGuide Announces New Protocols to Enhance Consumer Product Testing 12/8/2009

    December 8, 2009 — San Francisco — GoodGuide, which provides health, environment and social responsibility ratings for consumer products, announced today that it has implemented new protocols to enhance testing of consumer products. more »

  • GoodGuide Issues Correction About Its Toy Testing Methodology 12/7/2009

    December 7, 2009 — San Francisco — Since issuing our release, we have learned that our test results, based on a surface-based testing method, are not directly comparable to the testing methodology used in the federal standards (a soluble method). more »

  • New iPhone Application From GoodGuide Lets Users Scan Barcodes to Get Health, Environment and Social Responsibility Ratings While in the Store 11/18/2009

    November 18, 2009 — San Francisco — GoodGuide today announced the first iPhone application that scans barcodes to provide impartial health, environment and social responsibility ratings of products and companies. more »

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