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New England Currents | Spring/Summer 2020

In this issue: MASSACHUSETTS: Taking a stand against racism and police brutality, Clean Water Action responds to COVID-19, Safe Cleaning and Disinfection in the Age of Coronavirus, IStandWithMashpee, Re-elect Ed Markey to the US Senate. RHODE ISLAND: A Safe and Healthy Rhode Island. CONNECTICUT: Tackling PFAS Contamination, Pressing for Bold Climate Action Requires Energy Efficiency.

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Tell legislators to keep toxic chemicals like PFAS out of our food packaging!

PFAS or per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances can be toxic to humans and yet they are found in our food packaging (pizza boxes, bakery paper, microwave popcorn bags, and more).

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PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

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Green Infrastructure Coalition

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.