Tag: Lead

Eco-Tip of the Week: How to Buy Safer Handbags

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Lead in handbags.  Cadmium in jewelry. These days, news about toxic heavy metal discoveries in fashion accessories seems to be popping up left and right.   Just this week CEH discovered three items at Wal-Mart with very high levels of lead, including a Miley Cyrus-brand wallet containing more than 30 times more lead than the limit…

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Stop Wal-Mart's Poison Purses!

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It’s unbelievable: Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is still profiting from products that expose you and your children to lead.  It’s time for the store to hear from you.  Take Action: Click here to  Urge Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke to agree to eliminate the lead threats from its purses and other accessories as other responsible…

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Where’s Wal-Mart? Still Selling Lead-Tainted Purses, That’s Where!

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Last year, the Center for Environmental Health found high levels of lead in hundreds of handbags, purses, wallets and other accessories purchased from dozens of leading retailers. This week, we announced our legal settlement with more than forty major companies, including Target, Kmart, Macy’s, Sears, Victoria’s Secret and many others, who have agreed to eliminate…

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Eco-Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Toxic Exposures during Pregnancy

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A lot of our friends are pregnant right now and wondering what they can do to protect themselves and their new baby from toxic chemicals.  More and more women realize that exposures to toxics are especially harmful when they are pregnant or nursing. Many of the toxics that pregnant women are exposed to in their…

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At Target this Valentine’s Day: L is for Lead

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A Valentine’s Day stuffed bear sounds like a great gift for the kids in your life. But at Target, don’t get too close to the bear! After all the public attention to lead-tainted children’s products, you might think that major companies like Target would have systems in place to insure the safety of products they…

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CEH Ending Hidden Lead Hazards in Purses

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Last April, CEH announced finding high levels of lead in dozens of purses and handbags sold at several major retailers, including Target, Macy’s, WalMart and many others. Last week, a landmark legal agreement with four major companies established, for the first time, limits to end lead threats to women from purses, handbags, clutches and wallets….

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How Art Thou Wrong, Ms. Northup? Let Me Count the Ways

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In my recent letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, I responded to Ann Northup, a commissioner of the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who wrote a misleading editorial in The Journal, opposing new federal legislation that protects children from lead in toys and other consumer products. Why would a government official…

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