A Safe and Healthy Connecticut

Clean Water campaigns statewide and locally to reduce and eliminate toxic chemical exposures in our everyday lives - in buildings, schools, and workplaces, air, water and food, and in consumer products.

The Fight for Safer Chemicals - May 2015

In this issue: Mind the Store, reducing toxic chemicals in state purchasing, and more.

A Mind the Store Event in Meridien, CT

Mind the store in CT in 2017

Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT are lead partners in a national campaign urging major retailers like Walmart, Target, CVS and Home Depot to "Mind the Store." 

Lawmakers and Advocates Urge Ban of Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants From Products That Expose Children

Studies Show These Chemicals Don’t Provide Fire Safety Benefit and are Highly Toxic

 

Pushing for safer chemicals at Shaw's Market

The Fight for Safer Chemicals - July 2016

Despite public outcry against BPA, a recent report showed that 67% of the nearly 200 canned food items collected in 19 states (including CT) and 1 Canadian province had BPA-based epoxy in the lining and/or lid of the can! 

From We All Live Downstream

Retailer Report Card
November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

Asking Shaw's to carry safer products
July 28, 2017

I’ve always been concerned about toxic chemicals in products and tried as much as possible to stay away from things that I know are likely to have harmful chemicals in them—like canned food, cleaners, and personal care products. I’ve also taught my 3 children to choose safer alternatives when they can.  So it’s infuriating to learn that large retailers, like Albertsons and their subsidiary Shaw’s, have not worked more aggressively with suppliers to get safer products on their store shelves. 

April 20, 2017

On March 31st this year, Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT, an advocacy group that aims to protect our children from toxic chemicals, held a press event to voice concerns over the use of recycled tire rubber as a ground cover in playgrounds and urge passing of the bill to ban its use.  I saw firsthand the world in which the Coalition works and learned a few things about the legislative process, the