Tell Companies What You Want
ways to tell companies what we want: safer products
We need products we can use without worrying about how they might harm our health.
Consumers are banding together to get companies to produce safer products that do not expose us to dangerous chemicals.
Seeking Safe Cosmetics
More than 300 companies have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to make safer products. Ask your favorite cosmetics company to take the pledge.
Get Access to Pesticide Alternatives
It’s easy to find pesticides at major stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s—but not so simple to find non-toxic alternatives.
Ask these stores to stop selling “weed and feed” (combined chemical and fertilizer products) and stock safer products instead.
Learn more at Beyond Pesticide's web site.
Say No to PVC (vinyl) packaging
Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Body Works have agreed to phase out the use of PVC in their packaging. Ask the companies you buy products from to do the same.
Health Care Without Harm
Even the products and devices used in hospitals and clinics contain persistent toxic chemicals that get into our bodies. Efforts are underway internationally to phase out PVC (vinyl), mercury, and brominated flame retardants in the health care industry.
Learn more at www.noharm.org.
Local hospitals are a great place to start and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is working on this.