Walmart banning toxic chemicals in some products

2013-09-13T00:00:00Z Walmart banning toxic chemicals in some productsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Walmart announced Thursday that it will require its suppliers to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products sold in its stores.

It will also require the suppliers to disclose chemicals in those products.

The moves follow an announcement made by Procter & Gamble Co., the world's largest consumer product maker, earlier this month that it will eliminate phthalates and triclosan from its beauty products by 2014. In 2012, Johnson & Johnson pledged to eliminate phthalates, triclosan, formaldehydes and parabens from all its personal care products globally.

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