A Safe and Healthy Connecticut

Clean Water Action coordinates the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut, a diverse group united in efforts to reduce toxic chemicals in products that harm public health and our environment.  For more than ten years, we’ve led efforts in the state on toxic chemicals and passed landmark laws on BPA in baby bottles, infant formula containers, and other recyclable plastics, restricted cadmium in children’s jewelry, worked with state officials on state contracts that restrict toxic flame retardants in office furniture and school furniture and most recently passed a state ban on toxic PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and food packaging.  

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

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New study indicates toxic chemicals used in take-out food packaging from popular food chains

Testing suggests toxic PFAS chemicals in packaging from McDonald’s “Big Mac” and Burger King’s “Whopper”

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Clean Water Action Working On Zero Waste Initiatives

Clean Water Action is pleased to work on a variety of initiatives that reduce waste and protect our environment. 

From We All Live Downstream

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October 26, 2021

Connecticut became a national leader when we passed our priority PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) bill this year.

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April 21, 2021

Connecticut’s legislative session is in full swing and we’re working hard on two important bills to reduce PFAS contamination. 

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January 21, 2020

Our work with Connecticut’s procurement agency is paying off. Connecticut will now restrict the purchasing of many food service ware and food packaging items that contain toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS chemicals) and significantly reduce styrene (Styrofoam) and plastics.