Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
Wall Street Journal exposé demands Amazon take more action on harmful chemicals
on August 23, 2019
A blistering Wall Street Journal investigation should be a serious wake-up call for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the company’s senior leadership: it needs to focus on ensuring the safety of its products and protecting customers’ health.
New study finds toxic chemicals in plastic gloves used at McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s
on July 25, 2019
Harmful plasticizer chemicals in some food service gloves leach into food upon contact. Children and pregnant women are most vulnerable to harmful health effects.
Success! – Home improvement retailers follow through on commitments to remove phthalates from flooring
on June 27, 2019
Our new tests found that the top retailers of flooring have honored their commitment to eliminate phthalates from vinyl flooring.
TJX must move away from harmful chemicals, say advocates at annual shareholder meeting
on June 4, 2019
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— Today, advocates and consumers will attend the TJX annual shareholder meeting to ask the retailer to improve its efforts to tackle toxic chemicals. TJX is the owner of Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Goods.
Retailer council sets priorities for safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
on June 3, 2019
Today the Retail Leadership Council (RLC) of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) issued a new statement developed by major retailers calling on chemical companies and suppliers to develop safer alternatives for flame retardants, plasticizers, water and stain repellents, and other chemicals in products sold at retail.
Global chemicals company phasing out toxic chemical used in finishes for wood flooring and cabinets
on May 16, 2019
(Washington, DC) Royal DSM, the global chemical coatings company, announced today that it would phase out the toxic chemical N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) by July 2020 as part of the company’s new sustainability strategy. NMP is currently used in the company’s coatings used to protect wood flooring and cabinets.
Toxic food packaging at the grocery store?
on May 13, 2019
New laboratory testing reveals PFAS likely in Albertsons’s popcorn packaging, dental floss, & other products
Washington Attorney General compels Amazon to remove toxic school supplies – more action needed
on May 10, 2019
Yesterday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Amazon announced an important enforcement action that will keep brain-damaging lead and cancer-causing cadmium out of the hands and mouths of children. This follows an investigation that revealed consumers in Washington and across the country made at least 15,188 purchases of products with illegal levels of lead and cadmium from amazon.com.
Connecting the dots between plastic, mercury, asbestos and PFAS: A new report confirms PVC’s toxic lifecycle
on April 19, 2019
Plastics production imperils life on earth in many ways, from the pursuit of fossil fuels to the pollution of the oceans. All petrochemical plastics exact some toll in their manufacture. But there is one type of plastic that is particularly harmful: polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as vinyl or PVC. A new catalog of the world’s
A new resource: safer paint strippers for consumers and workers
on April 1, 2019
With advocacy and regulations spurring a shift away from methylene chloride and NMP (though EPA has failed to act on NMP), consumers and contractors may be wondering what alternatives they can use.