Mind the Store

Mind the Store is a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals by pressing retailers to get tough on toxic chemicals in consumer products. The campaign is asking the country’s ten largest retailers to:

  • Sell products without toxic chemicals and work with suppliers to reformulate products so that they no longer pose a threat to public health.
Who is Organizing Mind the Store?

Mind the Store is a campaign led by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF), coalition of 450 health and environmental organizations representing over 11 million Americans,

In Massachusetts, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow is spearheading local efforts to hold retailers accountable.  Our focus: working with national retailers that have Massachusetts headquarters:

  • Staples
  • Ahold Delhaize (parent company of Stop and Shop)
  • TJX Corporation

We are also participating in efforts to get Home Depot, Lowes, and other stores to stop selling paint strippers with toxic methylense chloride.

Why Retailers?

Big retailers have power and so do we. Consumers don’t want to buy things that endanger their health.

Retailers have a moral obligation to sell safe products—and consumers can help ensure that stores fulfill that obligation.

What can you do?