Safer Chemicals for California

Keeping Drugs Out of Our Waterways: Safe Drug Disposal Program

Clean Water has joined with local government, wastewater professionals, senior citizen advocates, and those concerned with drug abuse to stop unused or out of date drugs from getting into the environment or into the hands of those who will misuse them.

Chemical Policy Reform

Did you know that there are approximately 80,000 chemicals in commercial use but that in the U.S. little toxicity information is required to bring a chemical or product containing chemicals to market?

Firefighters using PFAS fire fighting foam

Tackling California's PFAS Problem

You may never have heard of PFAS, but they are a class of toxic chemicals that are everywhere.

containers of toxic chemicals

Tell California Legislators: Protect Californians from PFAS and Lead!

Despite robust opposition from the chemical industry and other vested interests, two Clean Water Action-sponsored bills to reduce the use of toxic

From We All Live Downstream

July 19, 2017

Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit on 1,2,3-Trichloroproane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across California. This is the culmination of years of work from Clean Water Action members like you, holding Shell Oil and Dow Chemical accountable for their failure to put public health above their profits, when they first learned of the dangers of TCP.

Now comes the hard work as water agencies work to comply with the new rule.