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.

We must fix the Pollinator Protection Act!

Fix the Pollinator Protection Act!

When we passed the Pollinator Protection Act in 2016, we didn't mean to leave a loophole - but there was one that's kept dangerous neonics on consumer shelves. Tell your reps to finish the job and pass HB208/SB375!

Recent Actions

Tell Best Buy: Get Flame Retardants Out of Your TVs

The Trump Administration is leaving American families vulnerable by stalling work to ban chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casi

Urge the U.S. Air Force to Clean Up Michigan PFAS Pollution

For decades, toxic PFAS pollution, known as the forever chemicals, were used in firefighting foam at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.

Ask the Minnesota Legislature to Ban PFAS in Food Packaging

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

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

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May 2, 2021

Mosquito season is upon us yet again! There are some steps you can take to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes without relying on mosquito spray programs. While pesticide spray programs may seem like the best choice, they do pose health and environmental risks even when used as directed. Synthetic pyrethroids can worsen respiratory symptoms, organophosphates are linked to neurodegenerative diseases, and these pesticides are toxic to bees, pollinators, and other beneficial insects (as well as birds, fish, and amphibians - natural predators of mosquitoes!).

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April 21, 2021

Connecticut’s legislative session is in full swing and we’re working hard on two important bills to reduce PFAS contamination.