Special Report

Toxic Products Sold at Dollar Stores

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21. Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn
> Retailer: Dollar General
> Brand/distributor:
> Chemicals of concern: 625 PPM Total Fluorine (PFAS grease-proof coating present)

Even ol’ Orville Redenbacher is guilty of using fluorine in its grease-proof coating at Dollar General, in a level higher than that of Pop Weaver.

Source: Courtesy of Dollar General

22. True Living 9 In. Round Cake Pan
> Retailer: Dollar General
> Brand/distributor:
> Chemicals of concern: PTFE (PFAS fluoropolymer) + PES (polyethersulfone)

This cake pan sold at Dollar General is coated with PTFE (Teflon) and PES, both polymers that experts have suggested require more study due to their ubiquity.

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23. Wacky Lips
> Retailer: Dollar General
> Brand/distributor:
> Chemicals of concern: PVC (>50% chlo-rine), DOTP plasticizer

Between the teeth and these lips, the dollar store is apparently no place to get wacky. Sold at Dollar General, these contain both PVC and a DOTP-based plasticizer.

Source: Courtesy of Dollar General

24. Clover Valley Shredded White Chicken
> Retailer: Dollar General
> Brand/distributor: Clover Valley, Old East Main Co.
> Chemicals of concern: PVC copolymer coating on interior of the can

The interior of this can of shredded chicken sold at Dollar General was found to be coated with a copolymer containing PVC.

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25. Evolution Non-Stick Fry Pan Set
> Retailer: Dollar General
> Brand/distributor:
> Chemicals of concern: BPA-based Epoxy Coating

The brand of these nonstick pans may be “Evolution,” but clearly they haven’t evolved beyond being coated with a BPA-based epoxy.

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