Walgreens pledges to launch long-awaited chemical policy
Chemical Watch: U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced it will launch its long-awaited chemicals management programme this year, pledging it will publish a list of high priority chemicals of concern in its products and create an action plan for their management in 2018.
Tire crumb – dangerous or safe for your kids?
KVUE News Austin: We’re days away from learning if a rubber material used on playgrounds and athletic fields are safe for children, as three federal agencies are researching the health risks of rubber tire crumb.
Time to can the toxic chemicals
From our blog: Remember a few years ago when news spread about the chemical BPA being banned from plastic baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups? A new study shows this potentially harmful chemical is still being widely used in canned food products across the country.
The 10 Most Toxic Items At Dollar Stores
Country Living: The low price is not worth your health.
Looking back on our work in 2015
From our blog: Take a look back at TCE and TCE Fund accomplishments in 2015 as we look ahead to fighting pollution in 2016.
Protesters target Pier 1 over flame retardants in furniture
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Shortly after a protest at its downtown headquarters, Pier 1 publicly announced its commitment to removing flame retardant chemicals from furniture.
Victory: Pier 1 Eliminates Toxic Flame Retardants
We can’t count on corporate or government leaders to take protective action out of the blue. Sometimes they need a little push.
Media Release: Pier 1 Faces Demonstration Over Chemicals in Furniture
Advocacy organizations and consumers have become concerned with the flame retardant chemicals in their clothing, furniture, and electronics as it is becoming clear that they pose more harm than good.
Phasing out toxic flame retardants
The widespread use of toxic flame retardants is a perfect example of what happens when industry lobbyists get to decide our public policy. Don’t get mad – get organized.