We believe all families have a right to affordable and safe products. That is why the LDA is proud to be a member of the Campaign for Healthier Solutions asking dollar stores to remove harmful chemicals in their products.
Discount retail stores (commonly known as “dollar stores”) operate over 24,000 stores nationally, more than Walmart. In many communities, dollar stores may be the only source of products and food.
Sadly, testing of over 150 dollar store products found dangerous chemicals in 81% of the products tested. Many toxic chemicals – including the lead found in costume jewelry and phthalates found in silly straws – are linked to lower IQ, learning disabilities, and ADHD. But sadly to date, the companies are not taking meaningful action to get these toxic chemicals out of their products.
The good news is that LDA is working with our partners, the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, and helping Dollar Tree and Dollar General to take action on the worst chemicals and get them out of their products. Thanks to this work and people like you pushing for safer products, both companies are starting to take meaningful action on harmful chemicals. We will continue to work with them to ensure their products are safer for all families.