SaferChemicals.org is commending Target for its barely publicized move to reduce the number of questionable chemicals in the products it sells.
The retailer isn’t banning the chemicals, rather it is asking manufacturers/suppliers to remove them, and rewarding those that comply.
According to Bloomberg Business, which broke the story (below), the 600 chemicals in question include coal tars, bisphenol A and triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient in hand soaps and sanitizers that is under review by the FDA.
Because of Target’s size, many chemical-conscious consumers believe: as goes Target, so goes the industry. This move could eventually help to eliminate many of the concerning or questionable chemicals that are currently used in everyday products.
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