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November 10, 2008 7:21 PM   Subscribe

"Good Guide provides the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home." Now in iPhone.
posted by one_bean (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I was hoping for information on the negative health, environmental, and social aspects of the Iphone.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 7:39 PM on November 10, 2008 [2 favorites]

Practical. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 10:15 PM on November 10, 2008

And you can't beat the price.
posted by esome at 10:24 PM on November 10, 2008

I seem to have stumbled onto prweb...\
strange because I thought I was at MetaFilter
posted by offtheroad at 6:49 AM on November 11, 2008

This startup was one of the TechCrunch finalists - and I still don't get it. They have to pay companies to rate every product, which has got to be crazy expensive. The ratings are just numbers without any deep knowledge, and are *yawn* dull. Why did the company that makes some hand lotion get 5/10 on labour? No explanation. (Data provided by "ELM Research & Strategy" whoever that is. Thanks!)

I want to read how they hired some goons to scare people from attended the union organization meeting. Or instead of just listing chemicals (which isn't particularly new) why not add some value? Wired had this series where they would explain what all the chemicals do in household products, like oven cleaner. That was good stuff. This is just try-to-please everyone and satisfy no one.

My rating: "Tries hard."
posted by kamelhoecker at 7:18 AM on November 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Cosmetics Database does this type of thing for cosmetic products (including shampoos, deodorants, etc.) It gives a hazard rating, as well as lists of the harmful chemicals, but it doesn't show workplace or diversity ratings like Good Guide does.

So I guess take what you can get from both sites combined for the products that will be cross-listed, but I think overall, CD does a better job.
posted by aliceinreality at 8:45 AM on November 11, 2008

Iphone making it's users healthier, happier, and probalby even richer. Iphone, what can't you do?
posted by If You Ain't Dutch, You Ain't Much at 5:50 AM on November 12, 2008

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