Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
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.
on October 6, 2020
In brief: Target and CVS Health made progress on phasing out toxic chemicals in their products, while Walmart’s chemical footprint grew by millions of pounds. Top highlights include: Target will phase out BPA, BPS, and all bisphenols from its thermal receipt paper by the end of 2020, and it made progress on PFAS in private-label
on August 10, 2020
The Mind the Store Campaign, in partnership with Toxic-Free Future, has developed new guides for grocery and quick-service restaurant chains. We’re offering straightforward steps for chains to make sure their food packaging is truly free of all PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
on August 6, 2020
In a new report released today, the Mind the Store campaign and Toxic-Free Future found that nearly half of all take-out food packaging tested from multiple popular food chains contains potentially toxic chemicals. The new investigation shows that all six food chains sampled had one or more food packaging items that likely contain toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)—chemicals known to threaten human health.
on July 14, 2020
Ulta Beauty announced an exciting partnership with clean beauty retailer Credo Beauty. The partnership will start with a Credo Beauty endcap at 100 Ulta locations.
on June 22, 2020
Skin lightening creams with mercury. Hair relaxers with parabens and estrogenic chemicals. Douches and vaginal sprays with phthalates.
In the US, beauty products are largely unregulated. Everyone is at risk, but women of color face extra hazards from the products that are marketed to them. And these hazards pile on top of health disparities created by other systemic injustices.
on June 11, 2020
A new study has found that homes with TVs had higher levels of two toxic flame retardant chemicals. This adds to existing evidence that when companies put these chemicals into the TVs they sell, the sets shed them into our homes. It underscores the need for major electronics retailers like Best Buy and Amazon to prevent harm and ban these chemicals in TVs.