Retailers Urged to Remove Potentially Toxic Products from Shelves
Due to the lack of action on behalf of the government in regards to toxic chemical being present in every day products, 10 different retailers have been urged by health environmental groups to take action instead. USA Today tells us that health activists are claiming that the presence of toxic chemicals in certain products are posing a major threat to the health and wellbeing of the people and therefore need to be removed.
Among these companies are Target, Costco, Wal-Mart, and others. What the health groups have done is compile a list of about 100 dangerous chemicals that are used in products sold in these stores; which mean that hundreds and potentially thousands of items will need to be removed if this national campaign accomplishes its desired goal.
Among these thousands of potentially dangerous products are clothing items, furniture (namely sofa cushions), shampoos, food packaging and many more. Andy Igrejas with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families claims that health groups have the power to make big changes in the market place, discussing the BPA (biphenol-A) federal ban that was named back in 2012 in the selling of any baby products.
And while that was only a small change, it is a step into creating a better world for ourselves and future generations. This group is teaming up with almost 4 dozen activist health groups including the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Breast Cancer Fund in order to make a plan of action to reform his market place and weed of these dangerous and life threatening chemicals from stores.
What is so frightening when it comes to chemicals in products is the fact that if the concentration is high enough, the damages of toxic exposure can be severe. If you or a loved one has been made ill by any form of toxic exposure, contact the Whitley Law Firm today for the skilled Raleigh personal injury lawyer you need on your side. We will do whatever we can to represent your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve!