Posted September 18, 2020 05:47:00 Comments Off on CVS’ announcement that it is banning its brand of coal in the U.S. and other countries for use in indoor air purifiers.
This comes after a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a spike in the number of children and teens diagnosed with colorectal cancer from CVS brands and a trend of increasing coal use.
As the world faces the challenges of climate change, the issue of air pollution is rising in the United States, and CVS is one of the most prominent retailers that sells coal in America.
CVS CEO Mike Pesca said the decision to ban its brand was taken due to the growing trend of indoor air cleaning products.
“This has been a growing trend and it’s really important to us that we do a great job of providing quality products and cleaning products,” Pescas said.
In the U: A CVS spokeswoman said in a statement that the company is aware of the report from The Centers for Diseases Control and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been working with both agencies to address the issue.
She said that while the company does not yet have an official position on the ban, CVS has implemented policies and programs that make air purification more accessible and affordable for its customers.
We have also taken a series of steps to make our products and products supply lines safer and better equipped to deal with coal.
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