A Safe and Healthy Rhode Island

Clean Water is working to reduce and eliminate toxic chemical exposures in our everyday lives- in buildings, schools, and workplaces, air, water and food, and in consumer products.

Protect Families and Firefighters from Flame Retardants

Flame retardant chemicals sound like a good thing.

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Demand a Plastic Free Providence!

Clean Water Action is working to ensure a plastic free Providence, starting with phasing out single-use disposable plastic bags.

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Tell legislators to keep toxic chemicals like PFAS out of our food packaging!

PFAS or per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances can be toxic to humans and yet they are found in our food packaging (pizza boxes, bakery paper, microwa

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Protect Families, Firefighters From Toxic Flame Retardants

Toxic chemical flame retardants are added to a variety of common household products like upholstered furniture, bedding, car seats and high-chair pads. These chemicals have been linked to health hazards like cancer, neurological deficits, impaired fertility and learning disabilities.

From We All Live Downstream

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October 22, 2019

How can your City green its procurement? Safer States developed a Sustainable Procurement Roadmap with sample policies and strategies for implementation. Both the Center for Environmental Health and the Responsible Purchasing Network are available for one-on-one technical support.

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April 26, 2017

Our members are familiar with many of the aspects of Clean Water Action advocacy: promoting legislation, endorsing candidates, field and phone canvassing, educational outreach.

Several of our state offices also do direct engagement with the business community to promote best practices on issues like chemical policy and waste management. Our New England offices (Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts) have been working for over a year with management at CVS Health on developing a safer chemical policy. 

April 5, 2016

Field canvassing can be a lonely task, especially when you are working in a remote area on a night when folks are more into family time than talking with a stranger about social issues.