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.
Washington, DC — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted today to grant a petition by Earthjustice, Consumer Federation of America and several coalition partners to use its authority under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act and adopt rules to protect consumers and children from the health hazards of toxic flame retardant chemicals used in four categories of household products (children’s products, furniture, mattresses and the casings surrounding electronics).
A new study released today finds TVs could be bad for your health in an unexpected way: TVs contain toxic flame retardant chemicals that can contaminate homes.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families filed petitions asking a federal court to review two rules recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. The petitions challenge final rules on how EPA will prioritize chemicals for safety review and evaluate the risks of those chemicals.
Mind the Store along with health advocacy groups around the country launch week of action calling on Albertsons to remove toxic chemicals from its shelves in a dozen states. New research shows chemicals in two dozen products.
On National Macaroni and Cheese Day, July 14, national coalition urges Kraft Heinz to lead the industry by pledging to eliminate any and all sources of phthalates.
Washington, DC—Public health advocates began the process to sue seven companies, including a unit of Dow, for their apparent failure to report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) their importation of n-Propyl Bromide (“nPB,” also known as 1-bromopropane), as required by EPA regulations.
Environmental health coalition disappointed by polluter-friendly rules
Nearly 40% of cans from leading national retailers still contain BPA