A new report out of Michigan sheds light on why investing in lead abatement makes financial sense. For many of us who support removing lead from homes and products, it’s a no brainer, right?! But when it comes to making the case to state and federal lawmakers, numbers speak louder than words.
Just this week, the National Research Council (NRC) signed off on the National Toxicology Program’s decision to list styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” in its latest report on carcinogens.
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.
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.
This week, concerned parents and health advocates from around the U.S. are turning out at Walgreens stores and going online as part of a national Mind the Store “Week of Action” to ask the large pharmacy chain to take strong steps toward selling safer products. This follows our April 16th day of action where concerned parents and advocates across the country held events at over 60 Walgreens stores nationwide.
BPA and other toxins that can be found in our food and products are at levels dangerous enough to be concerned with and we need to encourage companies to ditch the chemicals and toxins in our products.
The fact that we were delivering a petition excited us that it was not just our voices we were bringing to Washington D.C. but many other parents, aunt, uncles, grandparents, and other concerned people. I really felt like we were representing not just our family’s concerns but those of over 100,000 other families.
Despite the First Lady’s Get Up and Move campaign, America’s weight problem persists. Perhaps the causes of obesity are more diverse than just genetics, lifestyle and diet. The three most known factors related to obesity are critically important, and an emerging fourth contributor – toxic chemicals– can be another important part of reducing and preventing obesity in the future.
With the exception of education policy, there’s probably no other issue where states’ rights are paramount than when it comes to the health of its residents. Congress is currently considering a bill that would have devastating consequences to public health in Washington state if they don’t make major changes to the proposal.