Safer Chemicals for Minnesota

Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain may be harming 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, discover simple steps you can take to protect your health from toxic chemicals, and see what we're doing to fight for safer chemicals.

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What's in Your Products?

Do you wonder if the chemicals used in your laundry detergent, cleaners and other household products are safe?

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Chemicals in your body

Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to rising rates of cancer, asthma, infertility and other health problems.

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Protect Minnesota families and firefighters from toxic flame retardants

Rhode Island and Maine recently banned a class of flame retardants called organohalogens and it’s time for Minnesota to do the same! Ask your lawmakers to stand with the health of families and firefighters today.

Water

What's in your water?

We are discovering new chemicals in our water such as flame retardants, plasticizers, surfactants and others.

From We All Live Downstream

Retailer Report Card
November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

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November 1, 2017

While we are used to the Consumer Product Safety Commission issuing product recalls, the Commission issued an unprecedented warning to consumers in September. Shoppers were advised to avoid upholstered furniture with organohalogens, a group of chemicals used as flame retardants.

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September 19, 2017

There is nothing like a home cooked meal made from scratch.  Make sure the care you take to create a delicious, healthy meal isn’t undermined by harmful chemicals leaching from your cookware.