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News Release, November 12, 2015

Campaign Delivers 150,000 Petition Signatures to Dollar General Calling for Nontoxic Products, But Executives Will Not Commit to Protecting Their Customers by Taking Toxics Off Their Shelves

Goodlettsville, TN – Today, consumers and families concerned about toxic chemicals found in products sold by the discount retail chain 'Dollar General' held a demonstration and delivered 150,000 petition signatures urging the chain to take action and protect its customers. Corporate officials from Dollar General accepted the petition signatures, but would not respond to the campaign's request that they work with suppliers to phase-out toxic chemicals from their products or even to a meeting campaign representatives to discuss just and equitable corporate chemicals policies to protect their customers and their families.

October 24, 2015

EJHA Delaware Forum on Safer Chemcials and Processes Draws a Big Crowd

The EJHA Delaware Forum on Safer Chemcials and Processes drew a big crowd, including Regional and national EPA officials, local elected officials, and business, faith, and community representatives.

News Release, July 22, 2015

Community Organizations, Affected Groups Respond to EPA’s Failure to Protect Communities of Color and Marginalized Populations From Toxic Chemical Spills Under the Clean Water Act

(Washington, DC) Yesterday the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA), a national environmental justice network, joined People Concerned About Chemical Safety and the Natural Resources Defense Council in filing suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to adopt mandatory regulations to protect communities against toxic chemical spills from thousands of industrial facilities.

Blog Post, June 12, 2015

Say no to toxic chemical shell game

A decade of pressure by parents, doctors, scientists, businesses and state governments has created momentum to finally fix the broken federal law governing chemicals used in commerce, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which has allowed thousands of hazardous and untested chemicals to be widely used in everyday consumer products.

Blog Post, March 28, 2015

A toxic shell game: New Mexico deserves better

(New Mexico) A decade of pressure by parents, doctors, scientists and state governments has created momentum to finally fix the broken federal law governing chemicals used in commerce, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which has allowed thousands of hazardous and untested chemicals to be widely used in everyday consumer products.

News Release, February 4, 2015

Nuevo Informe Encuentra Que el 81% de Productos Analizados Provenientes de las Tiendas de Dólar Contienen Una o Más Sustancias Químicas Nocivas Ligadas a Dificultades del Aprendizaje, el Cáncer y Otras Enfermedades Graves

El día de hoy, la Campaña para Soluciones Saludables — integrado por más de 100 organizaciones de la salud, comunitarias, y de justicia ambiental a lo largo de Estados Unidos — dio a conocer un informe sobre las sustancias químicas toxicas que se encuentran en los productos de venta en las tiendas Dólar. El informe, Siempre Tarde y a Medias: Cadenas de Descuento Se Están Quedando Atrás En Cuanto A Sustancias Químicas Más Seguras (A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling Behind on Safer Chemicals por su título en ingles) — detalla los resultados de los estudios de 164 productos, tales como juguetes, joyería, útiles escolares y otros artículos del hogar, de las tiendas Dólar. Los estudios encontraron que más del 81% (133 of 164) de los productos contienen por lo menos una sustancia química nociva, que sobrepasa los niveles de preocupación.

News Release, February 4, 2015

New Report Finds 81% of Dollar Store Products Tested Contain One or More Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Learning Disabilities, Cancer & Other Serious Illnesses

The Campaign for Healthier Solutions – a group of over 100 health, community, and environmental justice organizations around the country – released a report today about toxic chemicals found in dollar store products.  The report -- A Day Late And A Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling Behind on Safer Chemicals – includes testing results for 164 dollar store products such as toys, jewelry, school supplies and other household items, that found over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical above levels of concern.

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