July 20, 2020
This year’s state-level victories around protecting us from toxic chemical exposures reflect a bold vision for a future where communities are healthy, resilient, and not harmed by toxic chemicals; where harmful chemicals are banned in the marketplace; where companies that have caused the harm are held accountable; and where polluted communities are cleaned up.
May 12, 2020
Safer States believes that issues of environmental, economic and racial justice intersect at their core, and require combined solutions to get at root causes of these critical problems.
Featured this month in our spotlight justice series: excerpts from an interview with Vi Waghiyi of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
April 22, 2020
Check out our list of 10 documentaries to watch this Earth Day!
April 06, 2020
Although the Trump administration has fallen down on the job of protecting us from PFAS, public health advocates have worked alongside Congress, states, cities, and retailers to pick up the baton and run with it. And we’re making good progress! So here are your eight reasons to SMILE on National Teflon Day.
April 01, 2020
Mark Ruffalo joined community members, advocates and decision makers on the ‘Why We Fight’ tour to call for swift and significant action on PFAS pollution in North Carolina.
March 24, 2020
Maryland General Assembly passed a bill to restrict the use of chemical flame retardants in furniture, children’s products and mattresses.
Guest Blog: Inslee signs nation-leading bill to end exemptions for biggest users of PFAS in firefighting foam
March 18, 2020
February 05, 2020
At least 29 states will consider more than 180 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals. These policies include bans on PFAS in food packaging and firefighting foam as well as bans on toxic flame retardants in electronics.
January 14, 2020
Bill would provide initial steps to address the PFAS crisis
NDAA conference report fails to include PFAS clean-up measures; will end military use of PFAS firefighting foam
December 10, 2019
Congress passed PFAS provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, but they fall short of the precedent set by states for protective policy.