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Disney: Ditch the Toxic Chemicals

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Lori from Groovy Green Livin began a petition back in September asking Disney to remove the toxic chemicals found in their Spiderman and princess lunch boxes. Crickets!? Seriously? Disney has not responded to the over 60,000 people that have signed the petition. It is time to send Disney another message this Valentine’s Day.

Disney is the largest licenser of consumer products in the world, and our recent investigation found that many Disney branded school supplies are filled with high levels of toxic phthalates. Phthalates are so toxic they’ve been banned in toys and have been linked to asthma, birth defects and ADHD.

These toxic chemicals have no place in our children’s Disney school supplies. Unfortunately, because school supplies like the princess and Spiderman lunch boxes are not classified as toys, they are not subject to the laws that would protect kids from these toxic chemicals.

TAKE ACTION: Send a Valentine to Disney and show your affection for a healthier world. Here’s how:

  • Head over to Lori’s site and choose a pre-made sign, print it out and take a photo with it.
  • Feel free to make your own, or decorate it with your favorite Valentine’s Day flare. Be creative and have fun!
  • Take a picture of you, your family, your pet, with the sign using your camera or phone.
  • Email your photo to disneyvalentine@chej.org and they will send it off to Disney.
  • And smile knowing you are making a difference!

One last thing, if you are in the Orlando area, Shane from Environmental Booty will be hosting a business forum on safe chemicals next month with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to discuss why WE need to  pass the Safe Chemicals Act.

Do you have 5 minutes to send a message to Disney that this is unacceptable?

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7 Responses to Disney: Ditch the Toxic Chemicals

  1. Jaime February 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    This is so frightening – just knowing that something isn’t classified as a toy protects it from being held to the same standard. My goodness, there’s a lot of plastic stuff out there that might be slipping through the cracks.

  2. Shane@EnviroBooty February 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Hey Stephanie thanks so much for the mention! I look forward to a world that is safer for that little one we are waiting to meet. :)

  3. Tracey @ Don't Mess with Mama February 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    So glad that you’re shedding light on this. I couldn’t agree more. It’s such a double standard that these products are supposedly for kids but contain so many toxic ingredients.

  4. Becky February 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Thanks for putting these links together! I’ll have to be sure to see that I signed Lori’s petition.

  5. Krystyna @ Spring Mountain Living February 15, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Wow. I think it’s scary and sad that just b/c it’s classified as a toy it isn’t required to meet the same standards. Especially when it’s something marketed towards kids.

  6. Ryan Neily February 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    DISNEY IS A SCARY PLACE IN WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO KIDS & STILL ARE .SAY NO TO DISNEY ,IT`S NOT WHAT SEEMS.

  7. Patricia August 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    It’s scary how things fall through loopholes like that. Much in the way that cotton isn’t regulated as a food crop, therefore cottonseed oil can be filled with pesticides. Half the time, when something says “vegetable oil” on the package, that’s what it is. Yuck.

    I find it funny there’s all this outrage and “truth.” commercials about the chemicals in cigarettes (which, hello? not too many of us thought were healthy to start with), but no one seems to care that some of those same chemicals are in our personal care products, kid’s items and our food?

    Ugh. Sorry. Getting off of my soapbox now. ;)

    I am really enjoying this site, and I added your link to my “blogroll” at Rainbow Puzzles.

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