When we walk into a trusted store, we expect the products on the shelves to be safe. But toxic chemicals are hiding in everyday products and packaging all around us, from cleaning products and food packaging to baby toys and electronics.
A growing body of science has linked exposure to toxic chemicals to health problems and diseases such as cancer, learning and developmental disabilities, and reproductive disorders. Although these chemicals come from multiple sources, many are present in the products we buy.
It's time retailers put the interests of our families' health above the special interests of chemical corporations. Big retailers can innovate to reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals from the products they carry and safeguard our health.