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.

Minnesota Water Action Wednesday

Minnesota Water Action Wednesday Series

Minnesota Water Action Wednesdays are a series of  virtual events discussing pressing issues and topics regarding protecting our Minnesota water resources, learning the background and history, where we currently stand, wha

Recent Actions

Massachusetts legislators: Take action now to turn off the PFAS tap!

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are toxic at very low levels, causing testicular and kidney cancer, high cholesterol, colitis, and immunosuppression, including reduced response to vaccines.

Ask the Minnesota Legislature to Ban PFAS in Food Packaging

Hazardous chemicals like PFAS don’t belong in our food packaging!

Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

Gov Lamont Signs PFAS bill Photo by Christopher Keating for Courant.com
July 26, 2021

We did it! Our top priority bill—to ban PFAS in food packaging, firefighting foam, require the state to implement a take-back program and shift to a safe, fluorine-free foam was signed into law!

Minnesota Victories for our Health adn Environment!
July 1, 2021

The Minnesota legislative special session is concluded - and we're happy to announce several victories!

CT_WINS FOR CLEAN WATER-CT
June 30, 2021

The Connecticut legislative session is over and we’re thrilled that several bills that will protect our waters and our health passed this session!