- Kathleen Schuler manages the Healthy Kids and Families program. With degrees in sociology and public health, Kathleen is perfectly situated to serve as the Co-Director of the Healthy Legacy coalition, which is a statewide network of advocacy organizations working to eliminate toxic chemicals from common consumer products.
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Target and Best Buy are among the leaders in a new report, Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals
Conservation Minnesota and Healthy Legacy have been working on state regulation to get these flame retardants (FRs) out of the products in our homes
Consumer electronics at a store near you may soon be free of certain hazardous chemicals. Best Buy is the latest retailer to announce progress in tackling toxic chemicals in products in recent months.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is making it easier for women to choose and eat fish that are lower in common contaminants
Infrastructure improvements should include creating safe playgrounds and athletic fields. Toxic waste tires don’t belong on school playgrounds and athletic fields.
Additional lab testing of a variety of kids’ cosmetics, including products purchased here in Minnesota, revealed the presence of developmental toxics.
Building materials and supplies can contain potentially harmful chemicals that expose pregnant women and young children.
Many chemicals to which kids are exposed every day are implicated in learning and behavioral problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and ASD.
The new bill will empower the EPA to tackle the worst chemicals and requires the EPA to address toxic chemical exposures in vulnerable populations, such as workers and children. However, the rate and pace of chemical safety assessments will leave toxic chemicals on the marketplace for decades.
Kids in both rural and urban areas are exposed to pesticides in homes, schools and communities. And it will take more than individual action to better protect the health of these children.