About Safer States

SaferStates is a network of diverse environmental health coalitions and organizations in states around the country that share a bold and urgent vision.

We believe families, communities, and the environment should be protected from the devastating impacts of our society’s heavy use of chemicals. We believe that new state and national chemical policies will contribute to the formation of a cleaner, greener economy.

The current system of regulating and managing chemicals is outdated and legally allows the proliferation of toxic chemicals including flame retardants (PBDEs), phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA) and others linked to serious health and environmental problems in the products that we use each and every day.

Safer States is a part of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of groups united by their common concern about chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day.

While national chemical policy reform is urgently needed, state-based coalitions and groups around the country are stepping up to protect citizens from toxic threats.

Some of these champions include: