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News Release, June 14, 2018

Customers Urge Dollar Tree to Act on Toxic Chemicals in Products, Junk Food "Snack Zones" at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Dollar Tree customers and shareholders called for comprehensive hazardous chemical policies at Dollar Tree’s annual shareholder meeting. Concerned about hazardous chemicals found in products and food purchased from the Dollar Tree stores (or Dollar Tree owned Family Dollar stores), stock-holding parents and health experts asked executives to adopt comprehensive hazardous chemical policies and share them with the public, as other retailers have already done.

News Release, May 30, 2018

Customers Urge Dollar General Executives to Act on Toxic Chemicals in Products at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Nashville, TN—Today, activist shareholders and customers called for product safety and hazardous chemical policies at Dollar General’s annual shareholder meeting.  Concerned about hazardous chemicals found in products and food purchased from the discount retail chain’s stores—including per/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in microwave popcorn, bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned food, and heavy metals and phthalates in consumer products—stock-holding parents and health experts asked executive leadership to adopt hazardous chemical policies and share them with the public, as other retailers have already done.

News Release, May 30, 2018

Clientes Exigen que los Ejecutivos de Dollar General Tomen Medidas Para Actuar Sobre Sustancias Químicas Toxicas en Productos durante la Junta Anual de Accionistas

Nashville, TN—Hoy, activistas accionistas y clientes hicieron un llamado para la seguridad de los productos así como para políticas de sustancias químicas peligrosas durante la junta anual de accionistas de Dollar General. Preocupados por sustancias químicas peligrosas encontradas en productos y alimentos adquiridos de la cadena de tiendas de descuento – incluyendo PFOS en palomitas para microondas, BPA en alimentos enlatados, metales pesados y ftalatos en productos para el consumidor – padres de familia accionistas y expertos en materia de la salud solicitaron que el liderazgo ejecutivo implemente políticas de sustancias químicas peligrosas y que compartan dichas políticas con el público, así como lo han hecho otras cadenas de tiendas.

News Release, March 28, 2018

Educational Video Highlights Toxic Chemicals Found in Microwave Popcorn

Albuquerque, NM—Today, health experts and community leaders held a press conference to release a new educational video drawing attention to children's health risks from toxic chemicals in microwave popcorn. The fun and engaging video also shows viewers how to make safer microwave popcorn using nontoxic household ingredients. The video was released after independent lab testing found per/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in 100% of microwave popcorn samples purchased from dollar stores.

News Release, March 28, 2018

Educativo Video Destaca las Sustancias Químicas Toxicas Encontradas en Palomitas para Microondas

Albuquerque, NM—Hoy, expertos en el área de la salud y líderes comunitarios convocaron una conferencia de prensa para difundir un nuevo video educativo atrayendo atención a los riesgos a la salud de los niños debido a las sustancias químicas toxicas presentes en palomitas para microondas. El divertido y entretenido video demuestra cómo preparar palomitas para microondas más seguras utilizando ingredientes caseros no tóxicos. Se difundió el video después de que estudios de laboratorios independientes encontraron sustancias per/polifluoroalquilo (PFAS) en 100% de las muestras de palomitas para microondas compradas en tiendas de dólar.

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