Protecting Our Health from Toxic Chemicals

Clean Water Action (CWA) and campaign partners are working on multiple fronts to create laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. Everyday we are exposed to harmful toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, infertility, developmental delays and other health problems. CWA is a founding member of The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT).

Boston changes fire code to allow furniture free of flame retardants in public spaces

New bill protects public from exposure to toxic chemicals, reflecting growing demand nationwide for flame retardant-free furniture.

Senator Creem, Fire Fighters, and CWA staff

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to protect children, families, firefighters from toxic flame retardants

BOSTON, Mass.—The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously today to ban eleven toxic flame retardants from children’s produc

Under the wire: Mass. legislature sends bill to Governor’s desk that will protect children and firefighters from toxic flame retardants

“This is a huge new year’s gift to all Massachusetts families and in particular firefighters,” said Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts Director for Clean Water Action and board member of the Alliance. “These chemicals have been putting our children and firefighters at risk for decades and it’s high time that they are removed from the products that we bring into our homes. We’re counting on Governor Baker to join the legislature in prioritizing protection for our most vulnerable by signing this bill into law.”