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Advocates from across the country are taking to the streets, braving the hot weather while visiting REI stores around the country calling for meaningful action on the PFAS contamination crisis. Join us in telling REI to #BanPFAS!
Walmart and its suppliers have removed 37 million pounds of toxic chemicals from the products it sells!
REI recently made headlines for the unionization of its workers at its flagship SoHo store in New York City, part of a nationwide trend of retail and warehouse workers unionizing. But, this is not the only pressing issue facing REI.

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to require comprehensive reporting on asbestos imports, use, and disposal. When finalized, the rule will require “manufacturers and producers of certain types of asbestos and asbestos-containing articles (including as an impurity) in the last four years to report certain exposure-related information, including quantities of asbestos manufactured […]
At one of his last public events, the founding director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Andy Igrejas accepted the 2017 Tribute of Inspiration award from Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) on our behalf. In his remarks, he made it clear that the true honor belonged to all the families who had lost loved ones to […]
Customers to REI: tell PFAS chemicals to take a hike!
Matt Goldberg played a pivotal role in making the testing we released in Toxic Convenience possible. Matt has always had a strong interest in the outdoors and the way that we interact with it, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to engage more deeply in studying environmental health and wellness during his time as […]
Best Buy has announced a major new commitment to safer products: all newly designed models of Best Buy’s Exclusive Brand televisions (such as Insignia) will no longer contain toxic organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in the display enclosures and stands, starting this year.
Over the last two months, nearly 60,000 REI members and customers have signed petitions and sent emails to REI CEO Eric Artz and the company’s Board of Directors calling for it to “opt out” of PFAS.
They’re in a lot of stuff, from firefighting foam to rain gear, but PFAS in your makeup? Yuck. Thankfully a new bill, introduced in the Washington state Senate, takes aim at toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products.  

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