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Groups Urge Retailers to Phase Out Sale of 100s of Chemicals


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JL
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A group of organizations including the Union of Concerned Scientists, Breast Cancer Fund, & Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families yesterday sent a letter to major retailers asking them to phase out the use of more than 100 chemicals used in hundreds of prod



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JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:38 pm
Groups urge retailers to phase out sale of 100s of chemicals
A group of organizations including the Union of Concerned Scientists, Breast Cancer Fund, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families yesterday sent a letter to major retailers asking them to phase out the use of more than 100 chemicals used in hundreds of products, including wrinkle-free clothes, shampoos, sofa cushions, and food packaging. The retailers include Walmart, Krogerís, Safeway, Home Depot, and Best Buy. USAToday has the story. The website of Safer, Chemicals, Healthy Families has details about the chemicals and their letter campaign.

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Vicky P. (465)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:51 pm
They should, but unless forced, I doubt they will.
 

Claire F. (67)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:04 pm
Great posting--thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:12 pm
Good idea chemicals are killing us
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:20 pm
You are welcome Claire. You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:49 pm
What a better world if would be without chemicals altogether!!
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday April 15, 2013, 3:20 pm
Thank J.L. Guess this is better late than never but I doubt it. Such serious damage has already been done with human created chemicals for millions of different human uses, they are in our earth's recycle system, and we humans are so accustomed and reliant on them, a turn around is difficult to imagine. One wonderful way to reduce the deadliest pollutants, is if we cut back petroleum and coal production to the minimum. Many poisonous products use them.
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Monday April 15, 2013, 3:52 pm
Lin is absolutely right... if only we took heed of "Silent Spring" when it was first published!
 

Patricia Cannell (773)
Monday April 15, 2013, 3:58 pm
The bottom line is money. So long as money is changing hand nothing will be done. All the big shots in those companies and in the government just don't care. They bow down to the mighty dollar. so long as they can wipe their ass with big bills they couldn't care less who is dying or getting killed including the planet. Such a sad situation.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 4:06 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Eternal because you have done so within the last day.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday April 15, 2013, 4:40 pm
Show me!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday April 15, 2013, 5:17 pm
Thanks.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Monday April 15, 2013, 5:56 pm
I believe I signed a petition to the EPA, about this, recently.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 6:11 pm
You are welcome Jennifer. You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last day.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday April 15, 2013, 6:59 pm
I completely agree with Lin. We are so marinated in chemicals that it is no wonder we have so many rampant health problems. We have brought it on ourselves. Scaling back on oil and coal would be a huge step in the right direction yes, but so many of these chemicals have been part and parcel of everything we use that it would take a major overhaul and a lot of bribery money just to get the creators of these deadly toxins to come up with safe alternatives. And we thought we were so smart by being so technically advanced. We have advanced ourselves right into the decline of our world. Thanks J L.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:05 pm
You are welcome Tamara. You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Gloria picchetti (301)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:23 pm
Less is more!
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:25 pm
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DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Monday April 15, 2013, 8:08 pm
Far too many unwanted toxins exist.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 8:22 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dale because you have done so within the last day.
 

cathie S. (154)
Monday April 15, 2013, 9:09 pm
noted thank you
 

JL A. (275)
Monday April 15, 2013, 9:27 pm
You are welcome Cat.
 

cynthia B. (245)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:31 pm
chemicals have been slowly killing us for years. No one wanted to listen or were paid off to say otherwise. Pesticides stay 40+ years in the ground contaminating everthing coming in contact with it. this a bit late however if it can be stopped now please do so for the nest 40 years before everyt living thing is contaminated
 

Aaron Bouchard (144)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:51 am
Noted thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:18 am
You are welcome Aaron
 

Tammy B. (9)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:54 am
thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:57 am
You are welcome Tammy
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 12:29 pm
noted & read
 
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