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?

Water

What's in your water?

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

Chemicals being mixed in beakers. Photo credit: mediaphotos / Shutterstock

Fighting for Safer Chemicals

Clean Water Action is part of a statewide and national movement to reform outdated and ineffective chemical policies.

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