Mind the Store
See what retailers can do to really get tough on toxics and keep their customers safe.
Last week, Bloomberg News broke a major story that shined the light on the dangers of triclosan, a hormone-disrupting chemical commonly used in antibacterial soaps and even Colgate Total toothpaste.
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 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.
- Health and Environment Advocates Gather Petitions Online and In Stores this Week - Washington, DC – Health advocates and Walgreens customers are joining together this week in calling on the nation’s largest pharmacy chain to sell safer products. Today, they are launching a “Week of Action” to press Walgreens to respond to a campaign [...]
A new report from Europe today finds exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing hormone disrupting chemicals (also called endocrine disrupting chemicals – EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion ($42 billion) per year in the European Union (EU). The report is authored by the European Health and Environment Alliance
Washington, DC – The nation’s number three health care company, Kaiser Permanente, today announced it will effectively ban controversial chemical flame retardants from the furniture it buys for its hundreds of facilities across the country. Kaiser is the first health system in the nation to take this step, throwing $30 million in annual purchasing power [...]
It’s finally warm and cookout season is upon us. After a tough winter, I’m sure everyone will be taking every opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmth! In honor of the warm weather, you may be stocking up on all your disposable plates, tables cloths, utensils. There are many reasons to ditch [...]
This piece originally appeared on Connecticut Working Moms’ blog here. Now that it’s Spring and warmer weather is on its way, there are some things to be aware of when it comes to purchasing products that are safe (non-toxic) for our families. (Photo Credit: Lighttruth via photopin cc) I am constantly shocked that there is [...]