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.

Girl drinking water, photo: Aqua Mechanical

PFC Contamination in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health recently lowered PFC drinking water guidance levels. What you need to know about PFC drinking water contamination.

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Minnesota Guide to Lead in Our Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines

Learn more about lead, what it is, how it gets into our homes, and what you can do about it below. 

Minnesota Capitol / photo: flickr.com/ktylerconk (CC BY 2.0)

Thank Governor Walz and the Legislature

This week Governor Walz signed the Firefighter and Children Health Protection Ac

Nicki Murphy -- Profiles in Prevention

Profiles in Prevention -- Nicki Murphy

Clean Water Action  and Clean Water Fund are recognizing the people and organizations who have made choices that have prevented pollution from

From We All Live Downstream

LED Lightbulb -- Credit Jonathan Cohen -- Flickr Creative Commons
July 31, 2019

Using less energy at home is good for the environment and your wallet. Global energy need affects energy prices, emissions, and legislation. In order to reduce rising costs, our dependence on fossil fuels, and carbon emissions, taking steps to save energy is critical.

Americans could save hundreds of billions of dollars by using more energy-efficient equipment and technologies. Improving characteristics of a home and using up-to-date practices can save 20 to 30 percent on energy bills, and possibly more.

Common Inefficiencies Found in Homes

Happy Thanksigivng. Photo credit  Joey Rozier, Flickr
November 16, 2018

These simple steps will help ensure that you can focus the rest of your holiday on your food, friends, and family

August 2, 2018

You’ve probably heard a bit about PFAS in the last year – the State of Minnesota settled a lawsuit against 3M, the EPA held a controversial PFAS summit (throwing out some members of the press), and the Trump administration attempted to suppress