Mind the Store
See what retailers can do to really get tough on toxics and keep their customers safe.
Our coalition partners at the Center for Environmental Health just released an amazing report on flame retardants in the office and easy ways to avoid them. We figured you might have some questions, so we have provided an easy guide to understanding the report with some help from the characters from NBC’s hit TV show The Office.
Menards, confirmed to a major news outlet that it was joining Home Depot and Lowes in pledging to stop sales of vinyl flooring containing toxic phthalates by the end of the year.
When it comes to moving our economy away from unsafe chemicals, perhaps no one has more power than major retailers to push suppliers and manufacturers, and ultimately the chemical industry, toward more responsible practices.
So what exactly is “Mind the Store” you’re asking… Don’t worry, we’ll explain why Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families started it and what we’re doing!
BPA is linked to many health risks. Manufacturers don’t need to disclose whether or not their product contains BPA—leaving consumers in the dark.
Did you know that every day you’re exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals? There are over 10,000 chemical ingredients, some of them known or suspected carcinogens, in soaps, shampoos, lotions, make-up and beauty products, and other personal care products.
Who will be Next to Join Them?
Fantastic news!! Home Depot and Lowe’s, the two largest home improvement chains in the country, announced they will ban toxic phthalates added to vinyl flooring by the end of the year!
When our partners, Women’s Voices for the Earth, released product testing results of Procter & Gamble’s Always sanitary pads, the results were pretty shocking.
Retail chain joins The Home Depot in eliminating harmful chemicals, while Lumber Liquidators, Ace Hardware and Menards lag behind