Calling for safer chemicals
From our blog: If you’ve had one of our canvassers at your door or on the phone lately, you already know that we are putting lots of effort into campaigns to have retailers phase toxic chemicals out of the consumer products they sell.
Walgreens responds to your letters
It’s good to know that the letters you send to corporate or government decision-makers really do make a difference. Walgreens started writing back to our supporters within one month!
Environmentalists Protest Dollar Stores Toxic Inventory
KLBJ News: Environmentalists say low-income families and communities of color could be getting sick from toxic products bought at Family Dollar.
Protesters urge dollar stores to stop selling items with cancer-causing chemicals
Click2Houston: Concerned consumers held signs and chanted outside a Family Dollar on Lawndale Street Wednesday urging the store and others like it to stop selling products, they say are riddled with toxic chemicals.
Scruggs: We should heed pope’s climate change stance
Houston Chronicle op-ed: There is an old joke about the man in a flooding house who prays for rescue. As the water rises, firefighters come by in a rowboat and offer to help him out. He says, “No, no, I’m waiting for God to rescue me.”
New requirements for ingredient that triggered West explosion headed to Gov. Abbott
Dallas Morning News: The Senate gave final approval Thursday to new regulations for ammonium nitrate. The changes are in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West that killed 15 people.
Organizations Call on Dollar Stores to Protect Communities of Color and Low-Income Families
NorthDallasGazette.com: The new report found that the vast majority of dollar store products tested contained toxic chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses.
Texas blast illustrates bigger risk
Bloomberg News: Texas environmental groups, including Public Citizen Texas and Texas Campaign for the Environment, said state lawmakers should pass tougher regulation and step up enforcement, including more inspections and disclosure of toxic threats.
GHASP Takes On Toxic Chemicals In…Well, Just About Everything
Houston Press: Standing in front of an 20-foot-tall pseudo-rubber ducky, local public health advocates on Friday morning threw their support behind recently proposed federal legislation to update and upgrade the laws governing toxic chemicals used in consumer products.