The products on the shelves of your local grocery store may be loaded with toxic chemicals: fragrances, formaldehyde, and parabens found in many cleaning and personal care products are linked to cancer, learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive harm, and skin allergies. These toxic products have no place in our homes.
But without a degree in chemistry, it’s hard to know what’s safe for you and your family. That’s why retailers need to take the lead, and stop selling harmful products altogether. But while some retailers have stepped up to the plate, others are lagging behind.
Albertsons is one of the nation’s largest grocery chains, with brands like Safeway, Shaw’s, and Pavillion. In 2013, the Safer Chemicals, Safer Familiar coalition gave Albertsons a failing grade for their handling of toxic products. In fact, Albertsons received just 12.5 out of a potential 130 points!
Four years later, Albertsons has yet to take meaningful action. They have no safer chemical policy in place, and have given no indication that they intend to develop one. That means that toxic products are being sold at over 2,200 Albertsons brand stores around the country, with no plan for action or accountability.
This week, communities like ours are coming together to tell Albertsons to get tough on toxics. Will you turn up the heat on Albertsons by adding your name?
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