New Report Sounds Alarm
A report released today by the Center for Environmental Health and the Healthy Legacy Coalition found 90% of tested children’s furniture contains toxic flame retardants. Kids’ chairs and couches purchased in Minnesota and 12 other states were found to contain flame retardant chemicals, including a cancer-causing chemical that was banned from kids’ pajamas in the 1970’s. Read the full report.
Clean Water Action co-leads the Minnesota based Healthy Legacy Coalition.
Clean Water Action is joining the national effort by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store Campaign to challenge the country’s top retailers to restrict the Hazardous 100 chemicals. The Hazardous 100 is a list of the most hazardous chemicals, such as triclosan, flame retardants and BPA, used in consumer products.
Asian Carp are voracious eaters which grow faster and compete better than native fish species, thus toppling the food chain and disrupting ecosystems – they are also on our doorstep. Asian carp were caught at the mouth of the St. Croix River, near Hastings, Minnesota, this past April.
In order to protect Minnesota’s waters we have to stop, slow and control their progress. This means stopping their spread above the Twin Cities, slowing their entry into Minnesota along the Mississippi River while continuing to develop effective long-term control measures. We can do this but the time is short.
President Obama can play a key role in this effort. He has placed a high priority on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes and significant progress has been made there. However, in order to protect Minnesota’s waters we have to keep an eye on all fronts. Ask President Obama to provide regional coordination, agency prioritization and sufficient funding to keep Asian carp out of Minnesota.
Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain can harm your health and the health of our water?
Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water
Learn steps you can take to reduce your exposure and protect your health and our water
The energy we use in Minnesota is directly connected to the quantity and quality of our water. Energy production is the largest consumer of water in the state and the old ways of generating power which rely on burning fossil fuels or nuclear fission harm our health and our environment.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are not just a nuisance when they reach Minnesota’s water but are a significant economic, safety and water quality threat. The most effective and feasible approach is to prevent their introduction. Clean Water Action is working on multiple fronts to prevent the next invaders from reaching our waters. Learn what you can do to help.