It’s up to us to protect our ecosystems and communities from toxic chemicals.
Most of the 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States have been put into use without testing long-term consequences for the environment, or their impacts on our health. We should make sure that any chemical in use is safe, eliminate those we know are dangerous, and stop using any that are damaging healthy ecosystems. And if an industry makes a toxic mess, we should know right away, and they should be the ones to pay for cleaning it up.
The Latest on Toxic threats
Toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ threaten both humans and wildlife. It’s time to stop using them.
EPA, DOT to increase accountability, safety in wake of Ohio chemical train derailment
Chemical train derailment highlights need for stronger safety rules to protect the environment
Lawmakers call for tougher enforcement against polluters
Silent Spring Revolution
What You Can Do
Our food shouldn’t be wrapped in toxic packaging
Ban Roundup unless and until it’s proven safe
Tell the Biden administration: Keep us safe from hazardous chemical trains
Get the Lead Out
Get the Lead Out
Recording of Farewell to Fluorescents policy briefing
Get the Lead Out Toolkit
Statement: PFAS Firefighter Protection Act takes on dangerous ‘forever chemicals’
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced the PFAS Firefighter Protection Act into the Senate and the House this week. The bill aims to ban firefighting foams made with a class of toxic chemicals commonly referred to as PFAS. Firefighting foams, frequently used at airports and military installations, are one of the major sources of PFAS groundwater contamination in the United States. The bill would ensure that such foams are no longer in use within two years from the date it is passed.
Statement: Clean schools program means cleaner, healthier future
Vice President Kamala Harris will announce on Monday a clean schools infrastructure program, which features grant funding for public school energy upgrades, money for electric school buses, and investments in rural schools.
One of the worst years for manatees ever
The end of 2021 marks one of the grimmest years for Florida manatees. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, nearly 1,000 manatees have died this year. That's more than double the five-year annual average.
What’s in the infrastructure bill for the environment?
Congress passed one of the largest infrastructure investments in U.S. history on November 5, 2021.
A pipe dream no longer: Congress moves to get the lead out
The bipartisan infrastructure bill provides unprecedented funding to replace toxic lead pipes that are contaminating our drinking water.