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.

We must fix the Pollinator Protection Act!

Fix the Pollinator Protection Act!

When we passed the Pollinator Protection Act in 2016, we didn't mean to leave a loophole - but there was one that's kept dangerous neonics on consumer shelves. Tell your reps to finish the job and pass HB208/SB375!

Recent Actions

Contact your legislators today to tell them to keep toxic chemicals like PFAS out of our food packaging!

You’ve been hearing from us for years about the dangers of PFAS and why it's so important that our Rhode Island legislators enact policies to remove these chemicals from our food packaging. We finally have the opportunity to get a PFAS bill (HB5356) over the finish line, but your representatives need to hear from you. 

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 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:

    Ask Your Minnesota Lawmakers to Reduce PFAS & Lead Exposure

    Though Clean Water Action has been encouraged by bipartisan efforts to pass coronavirus relief and a law banning certain trichloroethylene (TCE) uses, there are many other public health priorities that were left unfinished

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    Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

    Mattress witha teddy bear on it
    December 22, 2020

    I did not realize the health risks of products until I bought a mattress that arrived on Valentine’s Day in 2007. I have had underlying neurological health conditions caused by growing up near a Superfund site as a child.  But nothing has impacted my health like the chemicals I was exposed to from sleeping on that mattress.

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    November 12, 2020

    Because “count every vote” isn’t just a slogan – it’s an acknowledgement that every single voter’s voice matters, and an affirmation that we will stand by our electoral process even – and especially – when it’s hard.