Safer Chemicals for Minnesota

Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain may be harming your health and the health of our water? Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water, discover simple steps you can take to protect your health from toxic chemicals, and see what we're doing to fight for safer chemicals.

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What's in Your Products?

Do you wonder if the chemicals used in your laundry detergent, cleaners and other household products are safe?

Water

What's in your water?

We are discovering new chemicals in our water such as flame retardants, plasticizers, surfactants and others.

Chemicals being mixed in beakers. Photo credit: mediaphotos / Shutterstock

Fighting for Safer Chemicals

Clean Water Action is part of a statewide and national movement to reform outdated and ineffective chemical policies.

Make your own scented vinegar.

Green Cleaning Tips

Recipes and tips for making green cleaning products.

From We All Live Downstream

Child looking out of a window, drinking water from a glass.
January 28, 2022

Update: The PFAS Prevention Package was introduced in the 2022 legislative session. all but one of the 8 bills made it into the final Environmental Omnibus bill in the House. Like most bills this year, it did not pass by the end of session. However, with the issue of these harmful “forever chemicals” continuing to gain visibility and concern, we expect to keep making progress on state policy next session.

Minnesota Victories for our Health adn Environment!
July 1, 2021

The Minnesota legislative special session is concluded - and we're happy to announce several victories!

Minnesota State Capitol
April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session since January 6th, without many final actions to show for the time spent. In the past 12 weeks there has been a flurry of activity in the House and Senate, although from the perspective of clean water there are stark contrasts between the directions that they are headed in the remaining weeks until they adjourn on May 16th.

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