States are leading the way to safer chemicals

31 states are considering 234 policies to protect people from toxic chemicals. 224 state policies have been adopted in 36 states.

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Steering the nation towards a healthier future.

For over a decade, Safer States has united state advocacy groups to pass common-sense policies that keep harmful chemicals out of our food, water, and air. Together, we are building a future in which everyone can count on safe products, clean water and healthy communities.

Breaking Down Success: how state policies need to look at toxic chemicals to keep us safe

August 11, 2020

In 2020 many states moved to address and regulate chemicals by class, rather than one at a time. Previous regulations that ban individual chemicals can be dodged by the chemical industry, as they move a molecule or two to create “new” chemicals with similar toxicities but not subject to regulation. 

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