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.

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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.

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Clean Water Action Hails RI House Vote to Get Toxic PFAS Out of Food Packaging

In a huge victory for public health, the Rhode Island House voted today to pass H7438 which bans toxic PFAS and heavy metals in packaging including food packaging.

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Rhode Island Trash Trawl - Solving the Problem of Microplastics

In summer 2017, we conducted a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal was to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with.

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Clean Water Action Announces First Round of 2022 Endorsements

Clean Water Action announced their first round of early endorsements for the 2022 election cycle. All of these endorsees support Clean Water Action’s priorities including protecting residents from toxic chemicals, fighting plastic waste, and transitioning to a renewable energy future.

From We All Live Downstream

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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. 

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June 30, 2022

Ready for some good news? The 2022 Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up last week, and we are happy to report that several of Clean Water Action’s priority bills crossed the finish line!