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Toxic chemicals are in a wide array of consumer products: food, packaging, clothing, sporting goods, toys, electronics, furniture, personal care products, and cleaners, among many others.

As consumers, we have power. By coming together with others across the country, we can use our power to make sure that stores sell safer products.

Clean Water Action is part of the Mind the Store campaign, organized by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Mind the Store unites 450 health and environmental organizations, representing  over 11 million Americans.  Together, we’re using our voices and our consumer power to demand that retailers stop selling products with toxic chemicals and start offering safe, affordable alternatives.

Each year, Mind the Store releases a report card that grades major retailers—like Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, Sephora, Staples and TJX—on their progress in getting toxic chemicals out of their stores and products.

Read the 2021 Mind the Store Report Card.

Are any of your favorite stores in the Toxic Hall of Shame?

Only 12 retailers earned an F this year—but these do-nothings have been at the bottom of the pack for quite a while, earning Fs year after year.  If you shop at Starbucks, 7-11, Subway or any of the other failing companies, it’s time to let these retail laggards know you expect better.