Asbestos takes the lives of 40,000 Americans each year. There are no known safe levels of exposure to this deadly substance. While many Americans may assume that our government has already taken sufficient action to protect us from asbestos, they have not. In fact, asbestos is one of the biggest examples of how the federal government has failed to protect us from toxic chemicals.
Did you know that some bottle caps come with a toxic liner on the bottom? Yuck!
Bottle cap liners are used to form a seal against the bottle rim. And testing has found that many of these liners contain toxic chemicals called phthalates. The caps may leave phthalate residue on the bottle rim before you take a sip.🤢
What can you do? Send in your bottle caps for testing! We’re looking for caps from any beverage in a glass bottle—juice, iced tea, iced coffee, kombucha, wine, beer, soda, sparkling water, whatever!
The Mind the Store Campaign, in partnership with Toxic-Free Future, has developed new guides for grocery and quick-service restaurant chains. We’re offering straightforward steps for chains to make sure their food packaging is truly free of all PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).