A Safe and Healthy Rhode Island

Clean Water is working to reduce and eliminate toxic chemical exposures in our everyday lives- in buildings, schools, and workplaces, air, water and food, and in consumer products.

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Take action to protect Rhode Island families from toxic PFAS chemicals

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals that are incredibly persistent in the environment and also highly toxic.

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Protect Families, Firefighters From Toxic Flame Retardants

Toxic chemical flame retardants are added to a variety of common household products like upholstered furniture, bedding, car seats and high-chair pads. These chemicals have been linked to health hazards like cancer, neurological deficits, impaired fertility and learning disabilities.

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Clean Water Action Hails RI House Vote to Get Toxic PFAS Out of Food Packaging

In a huge victory for public health, the Rhode Island House voted today to pass H7438 which bans toxic PFAS and heavy metals in packaging including food packaging.

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Rhode Island Trash Trawl - Solving the Problem of Microplastics

In summer 2017, we conducted a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal was to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with.

From We All Live Downstream

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June 30, 2022

Ready for some good news? The 2022 Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up last week, and we are happy to report that several of Clean Water Action’s priority bills crossed the finish line!

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April 26, 2022

The work we do here at Clean Water Action  is about bringing people together, and we love partnering with other folks who share our values and mission.

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March 7, 2022

With the support of our members, we were able to testify before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on February 17th in support of bills to reduce toxins in our lives and waste in the environment.