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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Tell the Water Board: Take Action on Hex Chrome!

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 “late fall”, but there is no guarantee that is going

Recent Actions

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.

Letter supporting a full fracking ban to the Delaware River Basin Commission

Please sign a letter to the DRBC urging them to revise the draft regulations to completely ban imports of fracking wastewater and exports of water for fracking, to protect the public, water supplies, the watershed’s ecosystems, and to help alleviate the climate crisis.

Get The Lead Out of our Minnesota homes, schools, environment, and water!

Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system.

Toxic Chemicals Blog Posts

RI-Sofia Yee-Wadsworth-canvassing image with cat
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. 

Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jo Comerford
July 19, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are lifting up voices and stories in the Clean Water movement through #CleanWater50Stories. Our story is the story of everyday people who have used their power to make a difference to create a healthier and greener future for all. 

Friends outside a grill - Have a green barbecue summer!
June 7, 2022

Great food and great weather bring us together. Barbecues in the summer are perfect for spending time outside with loved ones. Here are some tips to make BBQing as “green” as possible this summer!