Best Buy launched a chemicals policy in 2017 but didn’t publish the list of chemicals it is restricting until recently. While a step in the right direction, the list of chemicals does not go far enough — it is woefully inadequate in addressing harmful flame retardants and other toxics. In the year ahead, Best Buy must significantly expand its list of restricted chemicals and ban toxic flame retardants in the enclosures of all televisions it sells.
Eating one meal of sport fish or game will likely not make people sick. However, consuming game and fish not sold in markets may have long-term health effects. So should those who enjoy sport fishing worry about toxic chemicals?
Dr. Leonard Weather Jr., R.Ph., M.D. is the 111TH President of the National Medical Association. The National Medical Association is dedicated to reducing and eliminating disparities in health and improving the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities. As the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in […]