We’ve been educating the public about the concerning health effects of BPA for a while now; just this week three new studies have raised further concerns about the safety of the chemical and its replacement BPS. Without federal laws determining which chemicals are safe, and sending a clear message to the marketplace that equally unsafe replacement chemicals and materials won’t be tolerated, this concept of the “toxic treadmill” will continue.
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. […]
Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to call on the retailer to eliminate unnecessary dangerous chemicals from their store shelves.
This past year has been both amazing and incredibly hard. We’ve had a rollercoaster of a year filled with land mines and successes, but we’re still making progress. Thanks to you. As we look forward to 2014, we can only imagine what is possible, and we know our progress depends on your actions and engagement. When you […]
You spoke up, and Target listened. It was a mere nine months ago that we launched our Mind the Store campaign with the goal of working with, and moving the nation’s leading retailers towards safer products. Your voice and engagement in this campaign has been part of the reason retailers have been taking concerns about toxic chemicals seriously.
When I sit on my couch to read a book or watch a movie, I’m looking for comfort, not cancer. As we’ve reported in the past, the majority (85%) of couches tested in the U.S. contain one or more toxic flame retardants, some of which are linked to cancer, neurological and hormonal harm. In a new series in Times Square, we’re running several ads to highlight the important role retailers must play in solving this toxic chemical mess.
In just a matter of a week there have been significant advances on our quest to kick toxic chemicals to the curb.
You may have seen the buzz online about our newest campaign called Mind the Store. To be honest, I’m really excited about this endeavor. If there is one thing I can really relate to, it’s the experience of walking into my favorite retailer and wondering which of the products are safe and which may contain toxic chemicals.
Who knew that toxic flame retardants would be making headlines the way they are these days? There’s been so much new scientific research breaking on this class of chemicals and regulatory steps in the works, we thought it would be nice to summarize all that’s taken place in the last few weeks.
Cruising the halls of Congress can be fun when you’re side by side with leading physicians and scientists. I think I started to get a little bit smarter last week when I spent time on the hill with our coalition partner experts… Osmosis works that way right? We met with sixteen U.S. Senate offices in […]