Safer Chemicals for Minnesota

Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain may be harming your health and the health of our water? Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water, discover simple steps you can take to protect your health from toxic chemicals, and see what we're doing to fight for safer chemicals.

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What's in Your Products?

Do you wonder if the chemicals used in your laundry detergent, cleaners and other household products are safe?

Water

What's in your water?

We are discovering new chemicals in our water such as flame retardants, plasticizers, surfactants and others.

Chemicals being mixed in beakers. Photo credit: mediaphotos / Shutterstock

Fighting for Safer Chemicals

Clean Water Action is part of a statewide and national movement to reform outdated and ineffective chemical policies.

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Green Cleaning Tips

Recipes and tips for making green cleaning products.

From We All Live Downstream

Child looking out of a window, drinking water from a glass.
January 28, 2022

The Minnesota Legislature is gathering now for their 2022 session. Last year Clean Water Action helped to pass a ban on PFAS (The Forever Chemicals) in Food Packaging and successfully worked to protect more Minnesota children from lead, but our work to protect you and your family from toxics doesn’t stop there!

This session, Clean Water Action will be working hard to

Minnesota Victories for our Health adn Environment!
July 1, 2021

The Minnesota legislative special session is concluded - and we're happy to announce several victories!

Minnesota State Capitol
April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session since January 6th, without many final actions to show for the time spent. In the past 12 weeks there has been a flurry of activity in the House and Senate, although from the perspective of clean water there are stark contrasts between the directions that they are headed in the remaining weeks until they adjourn on May 16th.

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