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SafeMarkets.org Identifies Safe Products — And Toxic Chemicals!

SafeMarkets.org Identifies Safe Products — And Toxic Chemicals!

August 22, 2013

By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director 

Concerned about reducing toxic exposure and finding the safest products? We’ve got a new site for you! Check out SafeMarkets.org. This new site helps consumers, retailers, and even journalists identify toxic chemicals and safer products including food, baby stuff, toys, furniture, building materials, and more.

All of this crucial information is brought to you by the Workgroup for Safe Markets, a collaborative of more than two dozen leading health, environmental, business and consumer groups—including Healthy Child Healthy World—that are working to shift the U.S. economy to safer products and practices.

“People assume that if a product is on the market, that it is safe, and unfortunately, that is not true. Our federal regulatory systems are in urgent need of reform, and it has fallen to the consumer to become educated on how to protect themselves and their families from toxics in products,” explains Mike Schade, co-leader for the Workgroup for Safe Markets and markets campaign coordinator with Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ).

The site also highlights the leading campaigns in the sector. We’re especially excited about the rotating section of “Take Action” and other engagement opportunities, which makes it really simple for anyone interested to get involved.

Check out the Finding Safer Products page on SaferMarkets.org and read up on the latest science and health information about problematic chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), toxic flame retardants in furniture, pesticides, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and the many toxic ingredients used in cosmetics. You’ll be glad you did.

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