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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Toxic Free Kids

Shouldn’t you know if toxic chemicals are in the shampoo that you use on your baby? The car seat you use? Or your baby’s mattress? What about the lotion you rub into your child’s skin?   

Recent Actions

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).

PFAS been linked to:

Tell the EPA to ban this deadly chemical

No one should have to risk their life to earn a paycheck.

But the EPA refuses to ban a deadly chemical in paint strippers for use on the job.

Tell retailers to take action on toxics!

Because of demand from consumers like you, retailers are taking unprecedented action to protect customers from toxic chemicals.

Tell Virginia legislators: Take action to control and prevent toxic pollutants that threaten our health

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Virginia. Urge legislators to pledge their support for these toxic pollution prevention priorities this session:

    Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

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    October 22, 2021

    This week marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, our landmark Federal water protection law. In 1972, the Act set a goal of eliminating pollution in our rivers, lakes, streams and bays by 1985. While we’ve made a lot of progress toward this goal, we are certainly not there.

    Gov Lamont Signs PFAS bill Photo by Christopher Keating for Courant.com
    July 26, 2021

    We did it! Our top priority bill—to ban PFAS in food packaging, firefighting foam, require the state to implement a take-back program and shift to a safe, fluorine-free foam was signed into law!