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.

Girl drinking water, photo: Aqua Mechanical

PFC Contamination in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health recently lowered PFC drinking water guidance levels. What you need to know about PFC drinking water contamination.

Beakers. Photo credit: Africa Studios / Shutterstock

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC): An Early Warning Sign

People and industry use tens of thousands of chemicals.

Profiles in Prevention -- Ladibugs

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are recognizing the people and organizations who have made choices that have prevented pollution from e

From We All Live Downstream

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.

Senate

LED Lightbulb -- Credit Jonathan Cohen -- Flickr Creative Commons
July 31, 2019

Using less energy at home is good for the environment and your wallet. Global energy need affects energy prices, emissions, and legislation. In order to reduce rising costs, our dependence on fossil fuels, and carbon emissions, taking steps to save energy is critical.

Americans could save hundreds of billions of dollars by using more energy-efficient equipment and technologies. Improving characteristics of a home and using up-to-date practices can save 20 to 30 percent on energy bills, and possibly more.

Common Inefficiencies Found in Homes