Safer Chemicals for Virginia

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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Eliminating Toxics To Improve Human Health

More than 80,000 chemicals are currently used in the United States, and most haven’t been adequately tested for their effects on human health.

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Protecting Virginians from Toxic Chemicals

Food packaging and service ware are available without PFAS - concerns about these harmful chemicals are creating demand among grocery stores and government, health care, educational and other institutional purchasers for safer alternatives.

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Tell Virginia legislators: Take action to control and prevent toxic pollutants that threaten our health

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Virginia. Urge legislators to pledge their support for these toxic pollution prevention priorities this session:

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    Safer Chemicals in Virginia

    Elected and appointed officials need to work toward a health-based limit on PFAS chemicals in products and drinking water, and promote policies that help communities to clean up contamination and hold polluters accountable. Learn more.

    From We All Live Downstream

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    May 14, 2020

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and other toxic chemicals found in many products, such as clothing, carpets, furniture, firefighting foam, adhesives, and food and beverage containers. PFAS-treated food packaging is a major source of human exposure to PFAS via contaminated food and drinking water.

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    January 7, 2020

    Every year, Clean Water members and allies successfully help protect the Chesapeake Bay, open space, farmland, and historic sites during Virginia’s legislative sessions. Here’s a preview of what we Clean Water Action will be focused on.