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The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Still Asking Walgreens to Mind the Store

*Update: Walgreens says it is working on a safer chemicals policy, after consumer/watchdog pressure! You trust major stores to provide products you might need from time to time like prescription medicines. You probably trust those same stores to sell a safe version of household products from soaps and lotions to shower curtains and toys.  Did […]

Continue Reading By on July 15, 2014 in conscious consumerism, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals
Mind the Store postcards to Walgreens

East Tennessee Parents Ask Walgreens to Mind the Store

The nation’s largest drugstore chain is hearing from East Tennessee parents and grandparents looking for reassurance about health and safety of consumer products.  Many people from Knoxville are sending postcards to Walgreens via the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families grassroots effort called Mind the Store. In the day when one of out six children has a […]

Continue Reading By on April 28, 2014 in conscious consumerism, health, Healthy Families, Mind the Store, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

Walgreens, Time to Mind the Store for Children’s Health & to Reassure Customers

You’re thoughtfully stocking up on sunscreen as summer weather approaches, so you choose one off the shelf made for kids, even one that appears gentle enough for babies. You buy extra hand soap to donate for your child’s upcoming Vacation Bible School, trusting the antibacterial assurances on the package. You’re busy, so you pick up […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in baby, children, conscious consumerism, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic

Inside Look at Mind the Store Campaign

Who’s minding the store?  When it comes to safety of consumer products in the United States marketplace, there’s been much public concern that really no one is.  Thus coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families created the Mind the Store Campaign to find solutions. We recently delved inside to learn more with Mind the Store Campaign Director […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in children, conscious consumerism, Healthy Families, Mind the Store, parenting, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic