I myself joined our allies outside of the company’s flagship store in the heart of Wall Street passing out flyers and talking with stockbrokers, customers and tourists walking by. If other major retailers like Target and Walmart can begin addressing toxics, why can’t Walgreens?
The Protecting American Families from Toxic Chemicals Act would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and phase out PBTs from commerce within the next five years.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation that would phase out chemicals known as PBTs, a class that is the most dangerous to pregnant women, children and the environment. The “Protecting America’s Families from Toxic Chemicals Act” would empower the Environmental Protection Agency to identify and phase out PBTs within five years. The bill also identifies 22 known PBTs to expedite their phase out for non-essential uses.
The cast of SNL is giving you the details on our Mind the Store campaign and how you can take action. Together we can shift the marketplace towards safer, less-toxic products.
Tell the nation’s top ten retailers to get tough on toxic chemicals in consumer products!
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The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation.
Our coalition of diverse groups is united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day.
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