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• The Los Angeles Times reports that Walmart has promised "to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves," though it has not said exactly what chemicals those are. "The giant retailer joins Procter & Gamble, which last week said it would phase out phthalates and triclosan – found in soaps, gels and lubricants – from products. Last year, Johnson & Johnson said it would remove the two chemicals along with formaldehyde and parabens from its personal care items."

The nonprofit advocacy group Clean Production Action told the Times that this was “the first chemical policy of this scope by a major multinational retailer.”
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