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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 These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

Toxic Hot Seat

Flame Retardants

January 19, 2016

Flame retardant chemicals have been linked to cancer, learning and developmental disabilities in children and many more health issues.

Key Milestone Transitioning Away from Coal: Brayton Point Water Tower Implosion

“The fight for climate justice is one of the biggest battles we face,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director, Clean Water Action, who has partnered with local leaders and health groups since the 1990s on these efforts.  “We know our children’s future depends on us moving away from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, but we have to find real world solutions that show respect for workers and communities, and keep the lights on powered with clean energy at the same time. ”

Clean Water Action presents the Lead Reduction Leadership award to the City of Chelsea

What can be done to address lead in Massachusetts communities?

March 28, 2019

Community members, Cities, States and the Federal Government all have a role to play

Communities can:

Find out whether or not you have a lead service line!

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Our Campaign for Lead Free Drinking Water

March 27, 2019

As a founding member of the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative, Clean Water is committed to working with communities to getting lead servi

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Preventing Lead by Protecting Water in Massachusetts

March 27, 2019

Lead in water is the most significant source of lead exposure after lead paint.