Clean Water Action is a champion of greater public disclosure about chemicals in products that we are all exposed to every day, especially when those chemicals are toxic and cause human and/or environmental harm. We need your help today to get 3 bills passed in California that will do just that.
We are celebrating our biggest victory for clean water in more than a decade!
In May, on the banks of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the final Clean Water Rule. With this historic action, the Obama administration is protecting the drinking water sources for one and three Americans. Thank the President for protecting your water!
Can you believe that lawmakers in Connecticut are considering a bill that will actually increase the amount of cadmium allowed in children’s jewelry? This is outrageous! Cadmium is a heavy metal, like lead. It is a known human carcinogen.
A single tube of facial cleanser or toothpaste can contain 3,500 plastic microbeads, which are used as exfoliants or simply to add color. These beads are rinsed down the sink or shower drain and end up being sent to sewage treatment plants that are not designed to remove floating plastics. Approximately 38 tons of plastic microbead pollution are discharged into California’s waterways and the ocean every year. Take action today!