Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
on April 7, 2021
In a step forward for public health, Lowe’s has banned the sale of fabric protectors that contain toxic PFAS chemicals in its stores.
on March 30, 2021
A new report released today by the Mind the Store campaign finds significant chemical policy improvement with nearly 70% of companies surveyed having better chemical safety programs now compared to their first evaluation dating as far back as 2016.
on March 23, 2021
We are just one week away from the release of our 5th annual Who’s Minding the Store? retailer report card! This year’s report card includes evaluations of seven new retailers, for 50 companies in total.
on March 3, 2021
Rite Aid today announced that it has expanded its commitment to improving chemical management and product safety. The company also states that it has achieved 98% compliance on its 2016 commitment to remove certain harmful chemicals from Rite Aid private-label products.
on February 2, 2021
Recently, TJX—the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, and Sierra Trading Post—announced on its website it is developing an expanded “Chemical Management” strategy. The new program, which follows more than three years of advocacy by the Mind the Store campaign, Clean Water Action, Trillium Asset Management, First Affirmative Financial Network, and the Investor Environmental Health Network, takes an important step forward towards protecting customers, workers, and the […]
on January 26, 2021
In response to calls from environmental advocacy and labor groups, Canada’s biggest grocery retail and drugstore company, Loblaw Companies Limited, has made a public commitment to phase out thermal receipt paper containing hazardous BPA, BPS, and other bisphenols from its stores by the end of 2021.
on January 14, 2021
The company is eliminating PFAS in packaging materials by 2025. Public health advocates urge the company to act by 2022 and call on Burger King and Wendy’s to follow suit.
on December 8, 2020
PFAS, phthalates, BPA are among the dangerous chemicals Amazon Kitchen brands now prohibit. Amazon joins a growing trend of companies eliminating toxic chemicals in food packaging.
on November 16, 2020
Over a million Big Mac boxes are used and discarded each day. And our recent test results show that those boxes may be contributing to the PFAS “forever chemicals” pollution crisis.
on November 5, 2020
Chemical plants that make toxic PFAS used in food packaging can pollute waterways that provide drinking water. Brenda Hampton knows all too well.