Print this page

Connecticut

Connecticut has been a national leader in passing precedent-setting policies that reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, and has been leading the fight for comprehensive federal reform. We were proud to pass the broadest ban on Bisphenol A in the country back in 2009, covering recyclable containers, baby bottles, and infant formula containers. In 2011, Connecticut again led the country, passing the first ban on BPA in thermal receipt paper. More recently, leaders in the state have pushed for more comprehensive reforms, and are working now to set up a framework in the state that will require the Department of Public Health to identify chemicals of concern to a developing fetus and young children, and make recommendations for action. Advocates are also working with green chemistry experts at the University of Connecticut and Yale, along with policy-makers and the Governor to drive green chemistry innovation, and to shift away from using toxic chemicals in Connecticut’s leading industries.

Connecticut Partners

State Progress

Bill Tracker for Connecticut

Current Policy

Adopted Policy

HB 6496: Requires local and regional boards of education to implement green cleaning programs for school buildings and facilities. (Adopted in 2009)
Toxic Chemicals General