Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ranking Retailers On Products They Sell With Toxic Chemicals

Are Your Favorite Retailers Taking Action on Toxics?

The report card on toxic chemicals in consumer products is in & the Mind The Store Campaign found one-third of 30 major U.S. retailers are leaders, but two-thirds are seriously lagging behind. When you walk into a trusted store, you expect the products on the shelves to be safe. But toxic chemicals are hiding in everyday products all around us like the cleaning & removal products we buy at the local hardware store for use in the home, shop, or garage. Here is how some of your favorite stops to shop ranked on the toxic product scale.


Doctors Are Sounding the Alarm

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. Now more than ever, we need companies to step up and tackle toxic chemicals. Cancer cases and infertility rates are soaring—and scientists agree that exposure to toxic chemicals from various sources can contribute. 

Calling All Change-Makers

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. As a consumer, you have ENORMOUS power. Big retailers care what YOU think. By using your purchase power only invest in products you know to be safe. Research items your not sure about before buying. Spending a little more time looking before buying can make your home a much safer place for you and your family.

Safer Removal Options Are Out There

There are companies doing their part to make safer removal options for consumers in some of the most hazardous sections of the hardware store. Paint strippers, glue removers and graffiti cleaners are some of the toughest products to find truly safe alternatives for. That's why EZ Strip has developed a whole line of strippers and removers that tackle these tough removal jobs and more with skin safe low VOC formulas that clean up with just water. For more info on EZ Strip products visit 

To get a the full retailers report card and learn more about your favorite shop stop follow this link Retailer Report Card   

Want to do more? Call on the stores where you shop to take the lead on making sure the products they sell are safe. Raise your voice! Tell Big Retailers: It’s time to eliminate toxic chemicals. 

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