Rite Aid today announced that it has expanded its commitment to improving chemical management and product safety. The company also states that it has achieved 98% compliance on its 2016 commitment to remove certain harmful chemicals from Rite Aid private-label products.
Asbestos is one of the most studied and dangerous toxic substances in the world. Hundreds of tons of raw asbestos are imported into the U.S. each year. Most of it is used in the chlor-alkali industry to make chlorine, but asbestos has been found in children’s crayons, talc, automobile brakes, makeup, and other products.
Asbestos is still found in older homes, schools, and other buildings across the country. This leads to significant ongoing exposure and risk to workers and the rest of us. There are tens of thousands of deaths from asbestos-related illnesses in the U.S. each year.
A new book in the tradition of Silent Spring peels back the curtain on a hidden danger all around us: toxic chemicals that are wreaking havoc on our reproductive health.