Mind the Store
See what retailers can do to really get tough on toxics and keep their customers safe.
Lowe’s Commits to End Sale of Toxic Paint Stripping Products; First U.S. Retailer to Act Following Multiple Deaths and EPA Inaction
Nationwide actions urge ban on toxic methylene chloride after four consumers died since EPA proposed restrictions.
Representative Pallone and Representative Lowey stand up for victims of deadly paint strippers.
The case for Lowe’s and other retailers to stop selling dangerous paint strippers has never been stronger.
Advocates call on The Home Depot to also ban toxic paint strippers containing deadly and dangerous chemicals
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.