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Minnesota firefighters don’t want toxic flame retardants

Minnesota firefighters don’t like toxic flame retardants any more than Massachusetts firefighters.   That’s why Minnesota firefighters are working with a Republican Senator Jeff Howe, a former fire-figther, to get toxic flame retardants out of children’s products. The arguments in Minnesota may sound familiar.  Firefighters say that flame retardants don’t slow the spread of fire.  They become more toxic when burned.  Read more here.  

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Simmons College Engages Students in Talks about Toxics

Simmons University Engages Students in Talks about Toxics MARCH 19, 2019 By Delaney Gagnon – Massachusetts Communications Intern Clean Water Action Share I’ve learned a lot about the dangers of exposure to toxic chemicals through flame retardants at Clean Water Action. They’re everywhere in our homes: in mattresses, furniture, even children’s toys. This is a really important issue to be aware of, but there is a real lack of awareness amongst my fellow college students. My school, Simmons University, offers a…

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Are your clothes being greenwashed?

Have you ever walked into a dry cleaner and been bothered by the smell? Your nose knows: that unpleasant aroma could actually be toxic. For the last fifty years, dry cleaners have used perchloroethylene (perc) as their most common cleaning product. Perc is a probable human carcinogen that can cause nervous system, liver, and kidney damage. Dry cleaning workers are at most risk, but when we take dry cleaned clothes home, we expose our families to this toxic chemical as…

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