I have a bone to pick with our favorite Pacific Northwest company. Part of the “Costco Code of Ethics” is to “take care of our members.” But it turns out that they aren’t taking care of their members when it comes to toxic chemicals.
A new seal is launching this month that certifies that consumer products are made without chemicals known to harm human health. With the MADE SAFETM (Made With Safe Ingredients) seal, for the first time, people know at the point of purchase which products are made without known harmful chemicals for use on their bodies, for […]
As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.
In May of 2015, the Minnesota Legislature quietly passed the nation’s most comprehensive flame retardant product ban to date. However, a current Senate proposal to reform regulation of chemicals at the federal level puts future state laws like this at risk.
UPDATE: In October 2015, Macy’s announced that it would stop selling furniture containing flame retardants! Keeping your family safe and healthy can be difficult these days. It seems like every new product that comes out has some scary toxic chemical in it just waiting to be linked to equally scary health problems. Brominated and chlorinated […]
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.
I have some exciting news! Since we launched the Mind the Store campaign nearly two years ago, we’ve been calling on the nation’s biggest retailers to get serious about toxic chemicals in their products. Last year we challenged Walgreens, the nation’s #1 pharmacy chain, to adopt a comprehensive chemicals policy. Guess what? They are listening […]
In a win for consumers nationwide and our Mind the Store campaign, Ashley Furniture has announced a timeframe for banning toxic flame retardant chemicals in all of their furniture!
In the last few years awareness about the toxicity in flame retardant chemicals in furniture has grown tremendously. Ashley is phasing out toxic flame retardants in their furniture. But they haven’t disclosed when these chemicals will be eliminated.
A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead – all of which are on our Hazardous 100+ list.