Advocacy

Advocacy

Toxic Abercrombie & Fitch Fragrance Starting Fierce Health Campaign

Teens Turning Green

Teens Turning Green

It seems teenagers across America are not too happy with the popular clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch Co. as the group Teens Turning Green targets their fragrance lines as their next advocacy project.

If you have never been near a store, the company’s fragrance Fierce is so heavily sprayed inside their stores and outside in the steps or mall entrances, it often chokes people as they walk by. But, that isn’t the only issue the group is upset about. The fragrance also apparently contains unsafe chemical toxins that can make the general public sick.

The group cited a report released from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics stating the fragrance contains chemicals that are not listed on the label that can lead to “headaches, wheezing, asthma and contact dermatitis; and high levels of a hormone-disrupting chemical that may harm male reproductive health.” Read the rest of this entry »



Young Girl Calls Out BP on Gulf Oil Spill

Photo Courtesy of Brian Merchant

Image Via Brian Merchant

The media coverage for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana has caused BP to receive criticism from across the nation, but most recently from Lauren Spaulding, 14, who confidently stepped up to the podium at a tense town hall-style meeting that included fishermen, federal officials, and BP representatives near Houma, Louisiana.

Spaulding confronted BP inquiring about the company’s lack of initiative to educate children about the recent disaster.

Politely, but directly, she asked BP whether the company had planned on distributing teaching materials to schools, pointing out that children are also concerned about the spill, wanted to learn more about the situation and how they could potentially help. Spaulding also mentioned how children are just as environmentally-conscious as adults.

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