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Report: Target expanding list of unacceptable chemicals


Target is expanding the list of chemicals it wants suppliers to take out of their products, stepping up pressure on its vendors to respond to consumer health concerns.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.

Target made the changes earlier this year without publicizing them, but a Washington-based advocacy group called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families plans to spotlight the list this week, according to Bloomberg.

Walmart has a similar program for manufacturers.

Read more about Target’s actions on chemicals by clickinghere.

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