Due to our lax federal laws on toxic chemicals, we as consumers are burdened with carrying extensive lists to the store of which chemicals to avoid, and often times products aren’t labeled. This is too overwhelming for sleep deprived and busy parents!
We will continue to ask Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act, but in the meantime Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has launched a new campaign called Mind the Store as a way to significantly move the marketplace away from toxic chemicals. If individual consumers can move the market, imagine what would happen if major retailers started to ask their suppliers to stop using toxic chemicals?
The Mind the Store campaign is asking the big 10 biggest retailers to get tough on what we’re calling the Hazardous 100+ toxic chemicals. We’re asking the retailers: do not carry products that contain the Hazardous 100+ toxic chemicals.
The Hazardous 100+ is a list of chemicals of high concern, which at least two authoritative governmental bodies have formally identified based on strong credible scientific evidence. The team of experts from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has identified an additional group of nearly thirty chemicals that the published scientific literature or some authoritative government bodies indicate pose similar hazards. They call the combined list the Hazardous 100+.
We’re asking these 10 retailers to “Mind the Store”!