Health and environmental groups launched a campaign yesterday, April 11, 2013 to remove 101 hazardous chemicals used in food packaging and consumer products from retail shelves in the U.S.. The groups, which include the Breast Cancer Fund, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Union of Concerned Scientist sent letters to ten major retailers asking them to phase out the chemicals, which include flame retardants, bisphenol A, coal tar, formaldehyde, parabens and phthalates. The campaign aims to reduce the adverse effects of these chemicals including infertility, cancer, learning disabilities and behavioral problems.

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