Consumer electronics at a store near you may soon be free of certain hazardous chemicals. Best Buy is the latest retailer to announce progress in tackling toxic chemicals in products in recent months.
As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime February 16, 2015/ensia.com — The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism […]
Five months after Green America launched their Bad Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops campaign, the company agreed to remove toxic chemicals including benzene and n-hexane from its supplier factories in China.
We know that lead and pregnant women don’t mix. We know that lead and children don’t mix. We’ve known for decades that lead harms the brain and is linked to lower IQ levels. We’ve also discussed interesting research by Dr. Phil Landrigan in our Health Report showing the economic gains from regulating lead in gasoline. […]
Yesterday, Walmart announced a major update to their corporate chemicals policy with the release of their new Sustainable Chemistry Implementation Guide, sending a strong message to suppliers, competing retailers and the chemical industry that toxic chemicals that build up in our bodies linked to cancer, birth defects and learning disabilities have no place in products […]
By Deanna White, Co-Director, Healthy Legacy Coalition Minnesotans are known for our courtesy and helpfulness, you know… “Minnesota nice”? It’s a mandatory part of living in a state where you regularly need your neighbor to help push your car out of a snow bank. This culture even extends itself to the vibrant business culture in […]