Protecting Our Health from Toxic Chemicals

Clean Water Action (CWA) and campaign partners are working on multiple fronts to create laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. Everyday we are exposed to harmful toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, infertility, developmental delays and other health problems. CWA is a founding member of The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT).

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Let's Ban Toxic Flame Retardants Together-Write to your Legislator

Please contact your state legislators now and ask them to support An Act to protect children, families, and firefighters from harmful fla

Protecting our Health from Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, every one of us is repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals that can seriously harm our health. Clean Water Action is working to protect families and workers by phasing out harmful chemicals in our products.

Mind the Store

Clean Water Action has partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on the Mind the Store Campaign, to urge the nation’s top ten retailers to g

From We All Live Downstream

January 2, 2018

For those of us fighting for environmental protection in the United States, 2017 was not considered a banner year.  But if you look beneath the surface of the decimated, damage-doing EPA, you found cities, states, companies and even everyday people doing the work that the federal government can’t be counted on to do right now.  Looking back on Clean Water Action’s work in Massachusetts, we actually made some great progress. Here are some of the highlights:

Dr. Hannah Gardner testifies on MA Disclosure of Toxic Chemicals Bill
December 27, 2017

In Massachusetts, Clean Water Action and the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow are fighting to get toxic chemicals out of our environment, our homes and - yes, unfortunately - children's products. In this work, we often partner with public health professionals, doctors, nurses and researchers who bring their academic expertise and field experience to bear in educational forums and testimony at public hearings. Below is one medical professional's testimony as she stands up for kids and workers' health at a recent public hearing at the Massachusetts State House. Thank you, Dr.

December 14, 2017

This fall, I signed up for a detox.  It wasn’t what you’d expect, I haven’t been juicing, spending time in the sauna, exercising, or changing my diet. Instead I signed up for the Silent Spring Institute’s Detox Me Action Kit.