Dollar stores moving to pull dangerous plastics from shelves

Dollar stores moving to pull dangerous plastics from shelves

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[Excerpted from “Dollar stores moving to pull dangerous plastics from shelves,” National Geographic, Alessandra Beramin, May 24, 2019

Dollar stores, those ubiquitous businesses that sell everything from bathroom cleaner to eggs, are starting to take action that begins to right what consumer advocates call a clear wrong: Many of the plastic products on their shelves contain chemicals that can have grave health effects for their customers.

Earlier this month, Dollar Tree—one of America’s largest dollar store chains—signed onto a program that would help the company phase out heavy metals such as lead and harmful chemicals including the plastic additives bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates from their products.

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