Tag Archives: lead in purses

Forever 21: Forever Toxic?

The popular retailer Forever 21 is a leader in cheap, fast fashion. It offers one-stop shopping for clothes and accessories which look like they came straight from yesterday’s catwalk but are only a fraction of the price.  This strategy has helped to make Forever 21 stores ubiquitous in malls across the nation and their styles [...]

Watch: CEH Talks Lead in Purses on “The Doctors”

“Could you be carrying a harmful toxin around with you every day? Recently, The Center for Environmental Health found dangerous levels of lead in purses.” Popular T.V. show, The Doctors, features a team of professional doctors that deliver answers about the public’s health questions daily.  This week the show focused on hidden health dangers lurking [...]

I Know What You Did Last Summer….at CEH

On Monday, September 10th, CEH and hundreds of our friends celebrated our 16th anniversary and 16 years of environmental health accomplishments with a gala at the beautiful Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.  If you missed the event, we will have photos and videos of the event to share with you soon. For now, you can [...]

Eco-Tip of the Week: How to Buy Safer Handbags

Lead in handbags.  Cadmium in jewelry. These days, news about toxic heavy metal discoveries in fashion accessories seems to be popping up left and right.   Just this week CEH discovered three items at Wal-Mart with very high levels of lead, including a Miley Cyrus-brand wallet containing more than 30 times more lead than the limit [...]

Stop Wal-Mart’s Poison Purses!

It’s unbelievable: Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is still profiting from products that expose you and your children to lead.  It’s time for the store to hear from you.  Take Action: Click here to  Urge Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke to agree to eliminate the lead threats from its purses and other accessories as other responsible [...]

CEH Ending Hidden Lead Hazards in Purses

Last April, CEH announced finding high levels of lead in dozens of purses and handbags sold at several major retailers, including Target, Macy’s, WalMart and many others. Last week, a landmark legal agreement with four major companies established, for the first time, limits to end lead threats to women from purses, handbags, clutches and wallets. [...]