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.

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Toxic Chemicals in Waterways

PFAS chemicals are a class of chemicals used to make products grease proof, water-proof, stick-proof, and stain-resistant. 

Recent Actions

What We Don't Know CAN Hurt us: Tell California to take action on PFAS

We need your help to pass innovative legislation that identifies sources of PFAS into California's environment and restricts their use at the source.   Act now!

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.

Tell Congress: Ban Toxic Food Packaging!

Seven states have passed bans on PFAS in food packaging, as have McDonald’s, Chipotle, and other chains. The next step is a national ban. Will you send a message to your members of Congress?

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

Clean Water Action is proud to co-sponsor Assemblymember Richard Bloom's AB 2247 - because we have t
August 9, 2022

September 2022 Update: This bill has passed the California Assembly and Senate! We now need to make sure AB2247 is signed into law by Governor Newsom. Click here to send him a message today.


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August 8, 2022

As canvassers, we can feel the impact of our efforts at every single door, but it is always reassuring to witness the actual fruits of our labor. Cheers to many more Clean Water Action victories to come!

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July 21, 2022

It's a very uplifting and heartening experience to walk away from a house and know that someone cares and is working with us to make our world a better place. Even better, these conversations then turn into real political pressure on elected officials that changes public policy for the better.