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Clean Water Action Endorses Ed Markey for US Senate

May 22, 2020

Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Senator Markey for the U.S. Senate.  He brings crucial experience, leadership, passion and judgement that we need in these troubling times.  

Community leaders call on legislators to end environmental inequality at #LetUsBreathe justice town hall

May 5, 2020

Town hall speakers underscore dire circumstances facing at-risk communities during COVID-19 due to toxic air, compromised immune system, and lack of appropriate regulation from the State

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Toxic Flame Retardants

April 15, 2020

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. 

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PFAS: The Forever Chemicals

April 14, 2020

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.

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Stuck inside? Resources for staying connected while social distancing and isolation during COVID-19

March 30, 2020

As many of us, including most of Clean Water Action’s staff, find ourselves inside and working from home, we are still seeking connection with our community. We have been inspired by the online response, and have listed some of our favorites here. We hope you enjoy them - and check back regularly for updates!

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Tell Us Your Environmental Justice Story

March 12, 2020

We want to hear your story. Make a quick video on your phone to lift up environmental justice. Please email us the video or post it online with the tag “#EJ4MA.” If you need some tips, we have a brief guide here