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State-wide action will call on 99 Cents Only Stores to improve product safety

COMMERCE, CALIFORNIA – Allied members of the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, including farmworkers, environmental justice advocates, parents, and dollar store shoppers will demonstrated outside of 99 Cents Only Stores Headquarters and local stores across the state, urging the company to phase out chemicals of concern from its products. Farmworkers and environmental justice communities are disproportionately exposed to harmful chemicals found in pesticides, dollar store products, and toxic air emissions from chemical facilities. 99 Cents Only has no policy to restrict chemicals of concern, including glyphosate, bisphenol A and S, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates, which have been linked to cancer, learning disabilities, and endocrine disruption.

WHAT: State-wide action, letter delivery and press conference demanding 99 Cents Only to adopt a safer chemical policy restricting toxic substances in its products. 

WHO: Allied organizations of the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, including Líderes Campesinas, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Just Transition Alliance and Coming Clean. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 11am PT

WHERE: 99 Cents Only Headquarters, 4000 Union Pacific Ave. City of Commerce, CA, 90023 


The Campaign for Healthier Solutions is a project of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) and Coming Clean, that includes environmental justice, public health and community organizations. Launched in 2015, CHS works with discount retailers to adopt responsible hazardous chemical policies. Dollar stores have been found to target communities of color and low-income communities. And these communities are disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals; one half of major US dollar stores are located within three miles of a facility that uses or stores hazardous chemicals, according to the joint report “Life at the Fenceline.” Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.