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Dollar Stores Under Investigation: Products Contain Chemicals Linked To Serious Illness, Disability and Cancer

Recent reports are coming out suggesting that copious amounts of toxic chemicals are frequently found in Dollar Store products.

HealthyStuff, in collaboration with the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, showed that in fact, more than 81% of the products tested returned positive results for toxic and hazardous chemicals!

The campaign tested 164 Dollar Store products, and 133 of those products returned a reading for at least one hazardous chemical (and in some cases, several hazardous chemicals were present).

The four largest Dollar Store chains – Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Cents Only – total sales of greater than $36 billion, operating more stores nationwide than Wal-Mart. As they largely serve impoverished areas already at a disadvantage, these chemicals are being forced upon the shoppers least able to avoid them.

Jose T. Bravo, National Coordinator for the Campaign for Healthier Solutions said:

“People struggling to make ends meet are confined to shopping at the Dollar stores. We are already disproportionately affected by pollution and lack of adequate medical care, and now we know we’re filling our homes and our bodies with chemicals released from Dollar store products. This needs to stop.”

Jeff Gearhart, HealthyStuff Research Director said:

“We’ve tested 1,000’s of products from dozens of retailers over the last ten years. And on average the dollar store products are some of the poorest peforming from a chemical hazard perspective. I am particularly concerned about the comparatively high percentage of products containing hazardous plasticizers. ”

Many of the chemicals found have been linked to cancer and other long-term health consequences, and while many companies (including such major brands as Target and Wal-Mart) have made changes to protect their consumers, dollar chains need to make the same reforms.

Toward that end, families and communities with dollar chains can let those companies know they want safer products, and join local and national efforts advocating for nontoxic products.

Complete test results are available at HealthyStuff.org.

The full report and more information about the Campaign are available at www.nontoxicdollarstores.org.

Via TrueActivist

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  • Lynn

    Lol. This is fake news. They spread this bollocks news because the oligarchs owned stores are losing money. They talk about toxic chemicals in the foods? Hey Monsanto is the culprit. Those foods that you buy from nice grocery stores are mostly owned by the globalists their foods and products, are the ones containing toxins and also negative energies in their foods.They put human DNA in majority of the foods and drinks, vaccines, medicines, and even imported vitamins. They are making us cannibals to make our vibration low. To keep this realm solid. And with fear? We feed the dark. Never buy a corporation owned foods, drinks and anything they own. If you can, that would be great. If we do in unity, , and boycott their products, we can closed down their businesses within 3 months.