Learn about flame retardants, chemicals that are added to everyday products such as highchairs, car seats, nursing pads, upholstered furniture, carpet pads, nap mats, strollers, electronics (including toys) and many more common household products. Many flame retardants are hazardous to our health. Over time flame retardants escape from the products they are used in and get into the air and dust around us.
Learn more about PFAS, a class of chemicals that are used to make products grease proof, waterproof and stain resistant. PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they and their breakdown products are extremely persistent, lasting thousands of years or more. Unfortunately, they are also linked to a wide array of serious health problems.
In this issue: MASSACHUSETTS: Taking a stand against racism and police brutality, Clean Water Action responds to COVID-19, Safe Cleaning and Disinfection in the Age of Coronavirus, IStandWithMashpee, Re-elect Ed Markey to the US Senate. RHODE ISLAND: A Safe and Healthy Rhode Island. CONNECTICUT: Tackling PFAS Contamination, Pressing for Bold Climate Action Requires Energy Efficiency.