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 Working On Zero Waste Initiatives

Clean Water Action is pleased to work on a variety of initiatives that reduce waste and protect our environment. 

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Safer Sofas

Toxic flame retardant chemicals are no longer needed in home products made with polyurethane foam—but a new report shows that while many companies are making sure their products are free of toxic flame retardants, others are lagging behind.

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Clean Water Action Applauds Senator Blumenthal for Federal Funding to Address Toxic Chemicals

(Hartford, CT) Clean Water Action was proud to join Senator Blumenthal, agency officials, Windsor leaders and numerous allies to highlight federal infrastructure funding coming to Connecticut.

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Huge Progress on Chemicals of Concern in Connecticut

June 14th, 2017 was a milestone for Connecticut as members of Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT joined with

From We All Live Downstream

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October 26, 2021

Connecticut became a national leader when we passed our priority PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) bill this year.

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April 21, 2021

Connecticut’s legislative session is in full swing and we’re working hard on two important bills to reduce PFAS contamination. 

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January 21, 2020

Our work with Connecticut’s procurement agency is paying off. Connecticut will now restrict the purchasing of many food service ware and food packaging items that contain toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS chemicals) and significantly reduce styrene (Styrofoam) and plastics.