Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, we are repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals with the potential to seriously harm our health. Toxic chemicals can be found in our homes, schools and workplaces – in products we use on a daily basis. We're fighting at local, state, and federal levels to fix our chemical laws and find safer alternatives to the chemicals in everyday products.

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Connecticut, let's ban toxic PFAS chemicals in packaging

Breaking news! Two of our top priority bills to restrict PFAS chemicals passed on May 14th UNANIMOUSLY in the Senate! The bills go along way to protecting public health and our environment.

Recent Actions

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 PFAS chemicals and protect children from lead passed out of the California

Tell Best Buy: Get Flame Retardants Out of Your TVs

The Trump Administration is leaving American families vulnerable by stalling work to ban chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casi

Urge the U.S. Air Force to Clean Up Michigan PFAS Pollution

For decades, toxic PFAS pollution, known as the forever chemicals, were used in firefighting foam at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

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May 2, 2021

Mosquito season is upon us yet again! There are some steps you can take to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes without relying on mosquito spray programs. While pesticide spray programs may seem like the best choice, they do pose health and environmental risks even when used as directed. Synthetic pyrethroids can worsen respiratory symptoms, organophosphates are linked to neurodegenerative diseases, and these pesticides are toxic to bees, pollinators, and other beneficial insects (as well as birds, fish, and amphibians - natural predators of mosquitoes!).

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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.