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Amazon Policy Restricts Some Chemicals, Urges Safer Ones (2)

Oct. 10, 2018, 4:59 PMUpdated: Oct. 10, 2018, 8:02 PM

Amazon’s new chemicals policy includes a list of substances—such as formaldehyde, phthalates, and parabens—that the online retailer will not allow to be used in baby, household cleaning, personal care, and beauty products produced by companies that Amazon owns.

The policy is a good first step, but should be expanded, Mike Schade, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store Campaign told Bloomberg Environment Oct. 10.

Amazon also encourages other manufacturers to phase out potentially hazardous chemicals—such as those in its restricted substances list—in articles sold on its website.

Instead, manufacturers should strive to replace hazardous chemicals ...

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