Protecting Our Health from Toxic Chemicals

Clean Water Action (CWA) and campaign partners are working on multiple fronts to create laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. Everyday we are exposed to harmful toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, infertility, developmental delays and other health problems. CWA is a founding member of The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT).

Protecting our Health from Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, every one of us is repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals that can seriously harm our health. Clean Water Action is working to protect families and workers by phasing out harmful chemicals in our products.

Mind the Store

Clean Water Action has partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families on the Mind the Store Campaign, to urge the nation’s top ten retailers to g

Boston changes fire code to allow furniture free of flame retardants in public spaces

New bill protects public from exposure to toxic chemicals, reflecting growing demand nationwide for flame retardant-free furniture.

From We All Live Downstream

Sarah Naiman
March 25, 2019

This March,  in commemorating International Women’s Month, we’ve worked to highlight the role of inspiring women in our network...women who are pushing boundaries and bringing fresh ideas, fighting for a healthy and just tomorrow. In that spirit, meet Sarah Naiman!

Jim Baudy from WGBH at Simmons
March 19, 2019

I’ve learned a lot about the dangers of exposure to toxic chemicals through flame retardants at Clean Water Action. They’re everywhere in our homes: in mattresses, furniture, even children’s toys.

This is a really important issue to be aware of, but there is a real lack of awareness amongst my fellow college students.

Protect our water from PFAS
February 14, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a plan that summarizes ongoing activity, affirms commitments the agency made in May 2018, and announces several new initiatives. The  “PFAS Action Plan” is an exhaustive review of what EPA is doing and commits to some new initiatives.

Given the urgency around PFAS chemicals it is still literally the least EPA can do.