Toxic Chemicals

From before we are born until the time we die, we are repeatedly and regularly exposed to toxic chemicals with the potential to seriously harm our health. Toxic chemicals can be found in our homes, schools and workplaces – in products we use on a daily basis. We're fighting at local, state, and federal levels to fix our chemical laws and find safer alternatives to the chemicals in everyday products.

Protect Our Fire Fighters from PFAS

Tell Pennsylvania legislators to protect our firefighters and families from toxic PFAS. Vote NO on SB 919 and work toward completely banning the use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS instead. 

Recent Actions

Tell Governor Newsom: Take On PFAS!

Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, are a class of almost 5,000 man-made chemicals that pose a serious threat to public health and the environment:

Expand PFAS Monitoring to Protect Californians

PFAS are a family of approximately 4700 human-made chemicals that are incredibly effective at combating oil fires as well as repelling grease, water, and stains.

The U.S. Congress Can Act on PFAS “Forever” Chemicals -- Make Sure it Does

Policy solutions to our nationwide PFAS chemicals problem should be part of the annual Defense Department spending bill for next year – the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The U.S. Senate and the U.S.

Thank Governor Walz and the Legislature

This week Governor Walz signed the Firefighter and Children Health Protection Act of 2019 (FCHPA) into law.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

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November 12, 2019

Learn more about our Fall Harvest event!

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October 22, 2019

How can your City green its procurement? Safer States developed a Sustainable Procurement Roadmap with sample policies and strategies for implementation. Both the Center for Environmental Health and the Responsible Purchasing Network are available for one-on-one technical support.

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October 17, 2019

Behold the Saugus Sheroes of the Alliance for Health and the Environment: Ann Devlin, Debra Panetta, Jackie Mercurio!