Health advocates say retailers need to eliminate toxic chemicals in products

Retailers asked to phase out dangerous chemicals

A national campaign is set to launch Thursday asking major retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and CostCo to clear their shelves of products containing hazardous chemicals.

 
USA Today is reporting that health advocates say these companies have done some retail regulation, but argue that more needs to be done.
 
A group called "Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families" has named the "Hazardous 100" -- a list of chemicals to avoid, found in products including wrinkle-free clothes, vinyl flooring, shampoos, sofa cushions and food packaging.
 
The group is sending out letters to retailers on April 10, asking them to develop a plan within a year to phase out the use of those chemicals.
 
To find out more, visit Mind the Store's web site.
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