Ban Flame Retardants
Chemical flame retardants are in sofas, mattresses, strollers, car seats, nap mats, electronics, and many other items. Over time, they get out of furniture and into our bodies, where they increase the risk of cancer, neurodevelopmental problems, and other harm. Thirteen states have banned chemical flame retardants, and it is time that Massachusetts joined them.Read More
Get PFAS out of food packaging
PFAS are a class of chemicals used to make products non-stick, water-resistant, and stain proof. For over 50 years, PFAS have been added to a wide variety of products, like non-stick cookware, fire fighting foams, clothing, carpets, and food packaging. These chemicals are in the blood of every American who has been tested. Low levels of PFAS have been shown to cause harm to animals, people, and the environment.Read More
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We Should Know
What toxic chemicals are in your child’s toys? Or in the plastic balls at the day care center? What’s in your mattress? Or the shampoo you use? Manufacturers don’t want to tell us, but we should know if carcinogens and other toxic chemicals are in the products we use every day. Washington State requires manufacturers to report on the toxic chemicals added to children’s products. Don’t Massachusetts parents deserve the same right to know?
Mind the Store
Consumers have the power to demand safer products. We work with the national Mind the Store campaign to push big box retailers to get toxic chemicals out of their products. Staples, TJX Corporation, and Stop & Shop are all based in Massachusetts, and we’re leading the effort to get these major retailers to sell safer office supplies, furniture, clothing, and food.
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This is a very difficult time. Too many people have gotten sick and died of coronavirus, and too many people are suffering economic losses.
Toxic chemicals are part of this story. PFAS chemicals reduce the body’s immune response; yet, PFAS are routinely added to products. While we look for a vaccine and other medical advances, we need to stop toxic PFAS from flooding the environment and our bodies.
See “Scientists Pin Blame for Some Coronavirus Deaths on Air Pollution, PFAS, & Other Chemicals”