Protecting Our Health from Toxic Chemicals

Clean Water Action (CWA) and campaign partners are working on multiple fronts to create laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. Everyday we are exposed to harmful toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, infertility, developmental delays and other health problems. CWA is a founding member of The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT).

Let's Ban Toxic Flame Retardants Together-Write to your Legislator

Please contact your state legislators now and ask them to support An Act to protect children, families, and firefighters from harmful fla

Protecting our Health from Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, every one of us is repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals that can seriously harm our health. Clean Water Action is working to protect families and workers by phasing out harmful chemicals in our products.

Mind the Store

Clean Water Action has partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on the Mind the Store Campaign, to urge the nation’s top ten retailers to g

From We All Live Downstream

April 19, 2018

The last thing that I think of after I get a shot is “where does the syringe end up after (hopefully) being properly disposed of in the biohazard bins?” But it’s a question I’ve been harboring recently; does it just disappear or does it end up on the streets? This topic is briefly brushed upon during my Master’s of Public Health (MPH) program, but I wanted to dig into the topic a bit further. The biohazard management in hospitals has advanced in the last 20-30 years so one shouldn’t be too alarmed when reading through this.

April 19, 2018

If you open up your social media feed you’ll probably notice a lot of news about incredible young people doing powerful things to influence policy, make the world a better place, or just being awesome. The youth are our future, which is why Clean Water Action decided to start a Youth Advisory Board (YAB). We’ve had a great time meeting with folks of different ages and backgrounds to work on and discuss many of the issues Clean Water works to address on a daily basis.

March 28, 2018

In March 2017, Boston Magazine published Why Cancer is Killing Boston’s Firefighters--a powerful article about two Boston firefighters, Glenn Preston and Peter Kannler and their battles with cancer. Both men were diagnosed in their mid-30’s; Preston was still fighting but Kannler had lost the battle.