Toxic threats

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.

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We must turn off the tap first (PFAS)
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We must turn off the tap first (PFAS)

The recent news that Cambridge’s water is polluted by PFAS is tragic but not surprising. Unfortunately, Cambridge is just the most recent city among more than 80 communities across the Commonwealth to learn its public water system is contaminated with PFAS.

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Rhode Island Governor signs new law banning PFAS in food packaging

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Rhode Island Governor signs new law banning PFAS in food packaging

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee signed a new law banning PFAS in food packaging, becoming the 9th state to do so. Public health, community and environmental organizations urged Massachusetts legislators to do the same by passing the pending bill to ban PFAS in food packaging in Massachusetts. 

Rhode Island Governor signs new law banning PFAS in food packaging

Toxic threats

Rhode Island Governor signs new law banning PFAS in food packaging

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee signed a new law last night banning PFAS in food packaging, becoming the 9th state to do so. Public health, community and environmental organizations urged Massachusetts legislators to do the same by passing the pending bill to ban PFAS in food packaging in Massachusetts.

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