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.

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Urge the U.S. Air Force to Clean Up Michigan PFAS Pollution

For decades, toxic PFAS pollution, known as the forever chemicals, were used in firefighting foam at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.

Recent Actions

Protect Taunton from PFAS and other toxins released by the proposed Aries incinerator

For many years, Clean Water Action has been committed to banning PFAS in consumer products but we are also committed to addressing PFAS contamination from other sources such as waste.

Time to Get Chromium Six Out of Our Water!

Earlier this year the State Water Resources Control Board (the Board) planned to propose a final drinking water standard for Chrome 6 in the spring.  That has slipped to December, but there is no guarantee that is going to

Don't Give Polluting Plastics-Burning Facilities a Fast Pass!

Contact your state legislators and the governor right now! Tell them to oppose S2788 and H8089.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

Clean Water Action is proud to co-sponsor Assemblymember Richard Bloom's AB 2247 - because we have t
August 9, 2022

We know virtually everyone has PFAS in their bodies. We know that testing has detected these toxic chemicals in drinking water sources serving 16 million Californians. We know PFAS can be in our air, our soil, our food, and our homes and workplaces. But we don’t know a lot about how they enter the state so we struggle to manage them. That’s why we need to pass AB 2247 (Bloom) and require anyone importing a product into California that contains PFAS to report it.

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August 8, 2022

As canvassers, we can feel the impact of our efforts at every single door, but it is always reassuring to witness the actual fruits of our labor. Cheers to many more Clean Water Action victories to come!

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July 21, 2022

It's a very uplifting and heartening experience to walk away from a house and know that someone cares and is working with us to make our world a better place. Even better, these conversations then turn into real political pressure on elected officials that changes public policy for the better.