In May of 2015, the Minnesota Legislature quietly passed the nation’s most comprehensive flame retardant product ban to date. However, a current Senate proposal to reform regulation of chemicals at the federal level puts future state laws like this at risk.
Just hours before planned events at Macy’s stores in ten states calling attention to the retailer’s sale of some furniture products containing toxic flame retardant chemicals, the retailer announced it would end the practice. Mind the Store campaign advocates hailed it as a victory for consumers’ health and the environment.
UPDATE: In October 2015, Macy’s announced that it would stop selling furniture containing flame retardants! Keeping your family safe and healthy can be difficult these days. It seems like every new product that comes out has some scary toxic chemical in it just waiting to be linked to equally scary health problems. Brominated and chlorinated […]
Our coalition partners at the Center for Environmental Health just released an amazing report on flame retardants in the office and easy ways to avoid them. We figured you might have some questions, so we have provided an easy guide to understanding the report with some help from the characters from NBC’s hit TV show The Office.
When it comes to moving our economy away from unsafe chemicals, perhaps no one has more power than major retailers to push suppliers and manufacturers, and ultimately the chemical industry, toward more responsible practices.
In a win for consumers nationwide and our Mind the Store campaign, Ashley Furniture has announced a timeframe for banning toxic flame retardant chemicals in all of their furniture!
In the last few years awareness about the toxicity in flame retardant chemicals in furniture has grown tremendously. Ashley is phasing out toxic flame retardants in their furniture. But they haven’t disclosed when these chemicals will be eliminated.
It is time for companies to do right by all of our children and provide truly NON-TOXIC products for our children. Items such as car seats are some of the products that are commonly on the toxic treadmill.
A new study finds expecting mothers who were exposed to a flame retardant chemical may have been more likely to have a premature birth.
– Advocates Urge Other Leading Retailers to Adopt Timelines and Policies to Eliminate Harmful Chemicals – Several of the nation’s largest retailers have eliminated or begun phasing out furniture with chemicals known as toxic flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children. However the pace of the phase-outs […]