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Texas environmentalists call for change in Walgreen’s products

May 28, 2015

NewsFix CW 39
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HOUSTON – Folks upset with Walgreen’s about chemicals in its products are protesting at the corner of sad and toxic.

Not exactly, but in Houston protesters with the Texas Campaign for the Environment called for safer chemical policies outside the Walgreen’s at the corner of Westheimer and Weslayan.

“Independent chemical testing has shown that Walgreen’s products like school supplies and dog toys contain lead, and arsenic, formaldehyde, chemicals that we really shouldn’t be bringing into our homes with our children and pets,” said Melanie Scruggs.

Some dressed in hazmat suits and facemasks chanting their demands.

“These chemicals have got to go! Hey, hey, ho, ho! These chemicals have got to go,” they shouted from the sidewalk.

Walgreen’s does have a line of products called Ology, which is said to be free of harmful chemicals, and says they’re working with vendors to ensure the quality and safety of the products they offer for sale.

You know how the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.


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