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Costco: Get toxic chemicals off your shelves

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Costco has built a reputation as a good corporate citizen. The company pays higher than average wages, is America’s top seller of organic products and sells only cage-free eggs.

But in one area, Costco isn’t doing so hot—toxic chemicals.

Unlike other big retailers like Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target, Costco has NOT announced a comprehensive policy to restrict harmful chemicals in the products it carries.  We’re talking about chemicals like toxic flame retardants that can harm children’s health. 

Toxic flame retardant chemicals can be found in couches and other furniture sold at Costco. Study after study has linked these chemicals to serious health impacts.

Research shows women with higher levels of flame retardants in their blood can take longer to get pregnant and have smaller babies. Scientists have also found that children exposed in the womb can have lower IQs and attention problems. Other studies have linked flame retardants to cancer, birth defects and early puberty in girls. Recent studies have even linked toxic flame retardants to autism and obesity.

While Costco has started selling some flame retardant-free furniture, the company has yet to make a public commitment to phase these chemicals out completely.  So they’re lagging behind other retailers like Ashley Furniture, Macy’s and Pier One Imports who have made solid commitments.

Costco also has no public policy to keep toxic chemicals out of toys, personal care products or other products on its shelves. Is this what Costco members expect from the company? I don’t think so. 

Tell Costco to get toxic chemicals off store shelves!

Together we can get big retailers to safeguard our health and get toxic chemicals out of the products we buy.



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