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The Workgroup for Safe Markets

We are a national collaborative of groups working to shift the market away from hazardous chemicals and toward safer chemicals and products. Together, we can protect our families and create a healthier, cleaner economy that works for all. On this website, you'll learn:


What’s New

  • “Natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside.  Read the Consumer Report on these unnatural "natural" cosmetics.

  • Toxics in Dollar Tree Store Products? New Mega-Merger Provides Opportunity to Provide Safer Products.  Read the press release.

  • Critics of Proposed Trade Treaty Demand Accountability for Toxic Chemicals.  Groups worldwide send letter to US Ambassador & EU Commissioner.  Read the press release.

  • Plastics Scorecard v.1.0 offers the first comprehensive method for assessing and reducing chemicals of high concern in plastics.  Read the news release.

  • New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada.

    Read the full report, press release, and check the list to see which retailers have committed not to use or sell neonicotinoids.



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