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New Campaign Asks Retailers to Take Toxic Chemicals off the Shelves

Posted by SAFER States on Apr 10, 2013


Mind the Store

The fight against toxic chemicals is gaining momentum in state legislatures across the country—check out the ever-growing list! But that's not the only front of this battle. And our friends over at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families have launched a new campaign to to fight these toxic products right where they come to us—the retailers—by asking them to Mind The Store.

The premise is simple: Mind The Store asks the top ten retailers to keep the worst-of-the-worst chemicals off their shelf—a list called the Hazardous Hundred (well, 100+, if we're being technical).

These stores are where we get our household products, our toiletries, our cosmetics, our clothes—all of which can be introducing toxic chemicals into our bodies. We all depend on the top ten retailers: Walmart, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Costco, The Home Depot, CVS Caremark, Lowe's, Best Buy and Safeway. And with this great market share comes great responsibility. Step up and help us, won't you?

States are doing their part, and a new toxics bill was just released in the US Senate. So retailers, can you do your part too?

Check out the new campaign—and if you think these retailers should step up and Mind the Store, let them know!