THANK YOU!!! Home Depot and Lowe’s Eliminating Toxic Phthalates in Flooring

We went to Lowe’s on Earth Day and asked them to take toxic phthalates out of their vinyl flooring. So did concerned citizens around the country. And guess what? They did! We want to thank Lowe’s for announcing that they will be taking toxic phthalates out of their vinyl flooring products by the end of the year! … More THANK YOU!!! Home Depot and Lowe’s Eliminating Toxic Phthalates in Flooring

State Bans Plastic Microbeads

Connecticut lawmakers have banned the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics, according to the office of State Rep. Terry Backer. Non-biodegradable microbeads – found in soaps, cleansers, toothpaste, and other personal care items – can be hazardous to wildlife, particularly fish. “Plastic microbeads are showing up in fish in our food chain. They absorb toxins … More State Bans Plastic Microbeads

Connecticut Bans Toxic Lawn Pesticides in Municipal Playgrounds Statewide

(Beyond Pesticides, July 10, 2015) The Connecticut General Assembly last week passed legislation banning toxic lawn pesticides on municipal playgrounds, effective October 1, 2015. In the omnibus budget implementation Bill 1502 at Section 448 (p.563 at line 17579). The bill also improves the existing parents’ pesticide notification system by requiring school districts to provide at least 24-hour electronic notification … More Connecticut Bans Toxic Lawn Pesticides in Municipal Playgrounds Statewide

Toxic Phthalates Widespread in Vinyl Flooring Sold by Top Retailers

Hearst Media Group Blogs Posted on April 22, 2015 | By Jonathan Kantrowitz Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut A new study has found that most vinyl flooring researchers tested contained toxic phthalates, a number of which chemicals that have been banned in children’s products since 2008. The flooring samples tested were purchased … More Toxic Phthalates Widespread in Vinyl Flooring Sold by Top Retailers

Blumenthal Calls On Consumer Product Safety Commission To Finalize New Standards To End Use Of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals In Upholstered Furniture

The toxic flame retardants have not been shown to improve fire safety, and have been linked to serious health impacts, including cancer. … More Blumenthal Calls On Consumer Product Safety Commission To Finalize New Standards To End Use Of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals In Upholstered Furniture