The chemicals used in everything from perfumes to cleaners to fertilizers should make our lives better — not harm our health or our environment.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, used in everything from perfumes and household cleaners to fertilizers and industrial solvents. Surprisingly, most chemicals go into use without testing their long-term impact on our health or the environment. We should make sure that any chemical in use is safe, eliminate any we know are dangerous, and when industries make a toxic mess, we should know right away, and they should pay to clean it up.
The Latest on Toxic threats
STATEMENT: FDA says PFAS completely phased out of U.S. food packaging
Event highlights role of states in stopping industries from dumping toxic PFAS
We’re making your voice heard on mercury pollution
REI commits to eliminating PFAS from its products
Eckerd College class welcomes PIRG advocate Danielle Melgar for a guest lecture
What You Can Do
Add your name: Our food shouldn’t be wrapped in toxic packaging
Ban Roundup unless and until it’s proven safe
Tell the EPA: Ban dangerous, drifting dicamba
Superfund Back on Track
The Threat of “Forever Chemicals”
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“Chemical recycling”: What you need to know.
Year in review: PIRG’s 2023 highlights
PIRG, its state groups celebrate national, state, local victories for the public interest
Updated 2023 mid-hurricane season resource guide: data, resources & interview opportunities
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. This resource guide can help members of the media cover it more thoroughly and accurately.
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Has PFAS contaminated your beach?
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