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,infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, behavioral problems,obesity, diabetes, and asthma.
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.
Are you more likely to shop at Target and Walmart since they created new chemical policies?