Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, we are repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals with the potential to seriously harm our health. Toxic chemicals can be found in our homes, schools and workplaces – in products we use on a daily basis. We're fighting at local, state, and federal levels to fix our chemical laws and find safer alternatives to the chemicals in everyday products.

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Recent Actions

Get toxic PFAS out of food packaging!

McDonalds is doing it. Taco Bell is doing it. Whole Foods is doing it. New York and Washington States are doing it.

They are all getting PFAS out of their packaging. Now’s the time for California to do the same!

Contact your legislators today to tell them to protect Rhode Islanders from toxic PFAS

You’ve been hearing from us for years about the dangers of PFAS and why it's so important that our Rhode Island legislators enact policies to remove these chemicals from our food packaging. We finally have the opportunity to get a PFAS bill (HB5356 and S110) over the finish line, but your representatives need to hear from you.

Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

Petition: Protect Our Communities from Toxic PFAS Chemicals!

Sign the petition to urge your legislators to keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our product stream, out of our waterways, and away from us.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

Gov Lamont Signs PFAS bill Photo by Christopher Keating for Courant.com
July 26, 2021

We did it! Our top priority bill—to ban PFAS in food packaging, firefighting foam, require the state to implement a take-back program and shift to a safe, fluorine-free foam was signed into law!

Minnesota Victories for our Health adn Environment!
July 1, 2021

The Minnesota legislative special session is concluded - and we're happy to announce several victories!