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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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More than a thousand CT residents signed petition for energy efficiency and clean energy funds!

May 1, 2019

Thank you! You joined more than 1000 Connecticut residents who urged Governor Lamont to restore and protect the ratepayer funds that support energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives! That’s real strength in numbers and will make a big difference.

The team at the Chemicals of Concern Event in CT in June 2017

Huge Progress on Chemicals of Concern in Connecticut

June 21, 2017

June 14th, 2017 was a milestone for Connecticut as members of Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT joined with the Commissioners from the Departments of Consume

Green Procurement

May 11, 2017

Most of us don't think much about the impact of our purchases on the marketplace but when we make conscious choices to purchase furniture without toxic chemical flame retardants, cookware without h

Letter to the Editor: Rules Rollback Threatens Water

May 1, 2017

Connecticut is fortunate to have abundant sources of clean water for drinking, recreation and supporting wildlife. But our waters are at risk. Wednesday, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to reconsider the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule.

Keep Playgrounds Free of Toxic Recycled Tire Mulch

April 20, 2017

We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds?  Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.