March 12th, 2014

Hey Walgreens, It’s Time to Ditch the Toxic Products

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Almost a year ago I went into our local Walgreens and asked them to take steps to remove toxic chemicals from the products they sell.

Asking Walgreens to Mind the Store

My visit to Walgreens was part of a larger movement coordinated by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families called  Mind the Store. Together we were asking the nation’s top 10 retailers to avoid carrying the Hazardous 100+ toxic chemicals. These toxic chemicals have been linked to cancer,infertilitylearning and developmental disabilities, behavioral problems,obesity, diabetes, and asthma.

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Some of the retailers listened! Recently Target and Walmart announced new chemicals policies. While their policies aren’t enough, they’re a big step in the right direction.

I know I’m not alone when I say that many of us are frustrated that toxic chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects are commonly found in products we buy for our families. Basic products such as toys, soaps, shampoo, and cleaning products. Remember there was even a  cancer causing chemical found in Tide laundry detergent?

How you can help

Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and they have the power — and moral responsibility — to ensure that the products they sell do not contain dangerous chemicals harmful to our health.

Unfortunately, Walgreens has yet to respond to our repeated letters and requests to do something.

Join me along with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to call on Walgreens to Mind the Store and protect our families from unnecessary dangerous chemicals.

Send them a message HERE. I promise it will only take a few seconds.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Walgreens: no more toxic products!

Are you more likely to shop at Target and Walmart since they created new chemical policies?

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7 Responses to “Hey Walgreens, It’s Time to Ditch the Toxic Products”

  1. Thanks Lori for spreading the word. It’s really quite silly they haven’t responded to the Mind the Store campaign. As an eternal optimist, I’m hopeful they will do what’s right and come around on this urgent and important issue. Thanks for all your leadership in the Mind the Store campaign.

  2. This is great, it’s become so clear that we can’t rely on governmental over-site to protect us, it takes grassroots movements like this to really bring about positive change for our own health. I’ve signed and sent it on, best of luck!

  3. Thanks so much for your support Lynell. Truly appreciate it. Together we can make change happen!

  4. How does their Ology line stack up?

  5. Hi Becky, Great question. Of concern is “natural fragrance”. Here’s a great article from the Environmental Working Group. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2012/12/just-how-green-walgreens

  6. […] Walgreens, the largest drug store chain nationwide, hasn’t responded to our campaign. […]

  7. […] Walgreens, the largest drug store chain nationwide, hasn’t responded to our campaign. […]

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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