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When pregnant, I was lucky enough to receive excellent prenatal care. Still, I was bombarded – and frankly, sometimes overwhelmed – with messages about what to do and what to avoid during pregnancy. And despite doing my best to comply with the prevailing guidance, my son was probably born – like most babies in the United States – with 200+ chemicals in his body.
The handwringing and defensive happy talk is winding down today. The industries that make, use and sell toxic chemicals in everyday products are wrapping up two major industry conferences – a national Safer Consumer Products Summitin Washington, DC and an international Product Safety Workshop in Seattle, WA.
Despite EPA’s definition of “fair treatment,” “meaningful involvement,” and “environmental justice,” communities of color continue to be exposed to higher rates of air pollution, water pollution, toxics in products and contaminated properties. African Americans are more likely to live near landfills and dumps, contaminated Brownfield properties, trash incinerators, power plants, chemical plants, auto body shops, nail salons, and refineries than other Americans.
Last week Walmart announced a first step to address toxic chemicals in their stores, taking the lead in our Mind the Store challenge. Read some of the different responses to the announcement in our first Retailer Roundtable discussion.
I had the opportunity to interview author, business woman, mother and blogger Paige Wolf about her book, Spit That Out! If you’ve ever had trouble balancing the normal challenges of parenthood with new information about toxic chemicals and other environmental issues, this interview is for you.
No matter how careful a woman is, there is no way to avoid all BPA exposure. And you know what? It shouldn’t be our job! No one, especially a pregnant woman, should have to be a toxicologist to go to the grocery store.
On a recent call with Walmart’s Sustainability team, they told us they were taking your calls and emails seriously, and were carefully assessing the Hazardous 100+ list. Click here for a snapshot of Walmart’s big news.
Going to a local retailer is a common experience. But last week a group of Ohio women visited Target and CVS to ask them to get serious about toxic chemicals. Here’s what happened…
Two pre-Labor Day federal announcements combine to pinpoint where we are in protecting the health and safety of workers in the United States.