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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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.

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Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

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.