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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Tell Best Buy: Get Flame Retardants Out of Your TVs

The Trump Administration is leaving American families vulnerable by stalling work to ban chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casi

Recent Actions

Tell Governor Newsom: Take On PFAS!

Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, are a class of almost 5,000 man-made chemicals that pose a serious threat to public health and the environment:

Expand PFAS Monitoring to Protect Californians

PFAS are a family of approximately 4700 human-made chemicals that are incredibly effective at combating oil fires as well as repelling grease, water, and stains.

The U.S. Congress Can Act on PFAS “Forever” Chemicals -- Make Sure it Does

Policy solutions to our nationwide PFAS chemicals problem should be part of the annual Defense Department spending bill for next year – the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The U.S. Senate and the U.S.

Thank Governor Walz and the Legislature

This week Governor Walz signed the Firefighter and Children Health Protection Act of 2019 (FCHPA) into law.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

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July 30, 2019

We all want clean water and a healthy environment for our families, but may not realize the hidden dangers lurking in pesticide-treated lawns.

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July 24, 2019

Learn more about our fight to protect Connecticut's waterways from PFAS contamination.