A Safe and Healthy Connecticut

Clean Water Action coordinates the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut, a diverse group united in efforts to reduce toxic chemicals in products that harm public health and our environment.  For more than ten years, we’ve led efforts in the state on toxic chemicals and passed landmark laws on BPA in baby bottles, infant formula containers, and other recyclable plastics, restricted cadmium in children’s jewelry, worked with state officials on state contracts that restrict toxic flame retardants in office furniture and school furniture and most recently passed a state ban on toxic PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and food packaging.  

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Clean Water Action Supports the Transportation Climate Initiative

Clean Water Action is pleased to support and participate in efforts to assure that the Transportation Climate Initiative program successfully caps transportation emissions while equitably focusing on communities that have been overburdened by pollution. 

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What is the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut?

Connecticut residents want to protect ourselves and those we love, preventing harm especially to babies and young children.

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.  

From We All Live Downstream

Former Clean Water Action CT Director at a Climate Rally
August 16, 2022

On July 20th, members of the Clean Water Action community joined together to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary. 

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June 22, 2022

On Tuesday, June 14, Clean Water Action attended an event at Waterbury City Hall to promote the Waterbury Home Energy Campaign.

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June 6, 2022

Our Home Energy Action Campaign is official! We’re excited to work with partners and local leaders in Waterbury to help residents learn about and participate in the Home Energy Solutions program administered by Eversource.