People should not be exposed to hazardous chemicals linked to asthma, infertility, autism and cancer in products such as toys, furniture, and cosmetics. Coming Clean is bringing organizations together to work for corporate action which takes toxic chemicals out of our products, avoids chemical substitutes that might be as toxic or worse than what they are replacing, and build commitments for a sustainable supply chain which supports health and justice.
For more than a decade Coming Clean has coordinated campaigns involving dozens of local, state and national market-focused organizations on ubiquitous, highly toxic chemicals like flame retardants, BPA, phthalates, and more. Together, with the Louisville Charter serving as our common platform for chemical industry reform, we’ve won commitments from manufacturers and retail companies to shift to non-toxic chemicals and products.
For more information on environmental health and justice market campaigns check out our Safe Markets website at: SafeMarkets.org. You can also support the Coming Clean-led Campaign for Healthier Solutions.
As part of our research on chemical substitutes, Coming Clean conducted collaborative research on the potential hazards of nanomaterials, which are increasingly used as substitutes for other toxic chemicals in products. This is the first time an off-the-shelf chemical hazard assessment tool -- the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals -- was applied to a nanomaterial.