Mind the Store
See what retailers can do to really get tough on toxics and keep their customers safe.
Learning and developmental disabilities groups urge Lowe’s to protect babies from toxic paint strippers
Today a group of leading public health organizations, including the Learning Disabilities Association of America and Autism Society, publicly called on Lowe’s to protect kids from toxic paint strippers.
CHARLESTON, SC – At 31 years old, entrepreneur Drew Wynne’s life was cut short when he inhaled a toxic paint stripper containing methylene chloride, which he bought at Lowe’s to refinish a floor. Now his family is telling the hardware chain and other similar home improvement retailers to stop selling the deadly product to prevent another tragic death.
Methylene chloride has killed more than 50 people across the country but so far E.P.A. and home improvement retailers have failed to act.
Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in a time loop (like Bill Murray’s character) with some of the retailers we’re asking to ditch toxic products through the Mind the Store campaign. Will they get it right in 2018?
A new report by our partners at HealthyStuff.org out today exposes a danger at many checkout counters—toxic receipts.
Consumer Health Victory: Seven Major Retailers Commit to Reduce Use of Toxic Chemicals in Products and Packaging
Second Annual Report Card Also Identifies Nine Retailers Receiving Failing Grades
We’re pleased to report that Costco has announced that it is committing to reducing harmful chemicals in the products it sells by adopting a new Chemicals Management Policy! Fewer hazardous chemicals on Costco’s shelves mean fewer hazardous chemicals in our homes, our bodies, and our environment.
Today, The Home Depot announced a new Chemical Strategy to remove harmful chemicals in building products such as paints, carpet, and flooring. The policy addresses dangerous chemicals like flame retardants, phthalates, and nonylphenol ethoxylates.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers: avoid furniture, kids’ products, mattresses, and electronics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals
Washington, DC – The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today published a warning to consumers, especially pregnant women and young children, to avoid kids’ products, electronics, mattresses, and home furniture that contain certain flame retardant chemicals, known as organohalogens.
Today Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced an updated Sustainable Chemistry policy to eliminate toxic chemicals in thousands of products such as household cleaners, cosmetics and skincare items, and infant products.