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Clean Water Rule Fact Sheet

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

The Clean Water Rule (CWR) protects the nation’s rain-dependent streams and wetlands from toxic pollution under the Clean Water Act.


Hormone Disrupting Chemicals & Consumer Products

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

The Danger to You Our bodies are run by a system of hormones that control just about every bodily function. Chemicals in products like plastics can mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system, increasing health problems. Read our new handout and learn how to reduce your exposure.


Tips for Reducing Harmful Chemical Exposure in Your Daily Life

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Patient handout on reducing exposure to harmful chemicals while shopping and in the home.


Fracking: Harm on the Farm

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Chemical exposures that harm farm animals and wild animals raise concern about health risks for people living near fracking sites, as the animals use the same water and breathe the same air as humans. Another, indirect concern for human health also exists: in multiple known cases of chemical exposure, cows continued to produce dairy and …

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The Clean Water Rule: Protecting Public Health

Issue: environment & health | federal government | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Safe and clean water is a vital part of life. It is important for drinking, recreation, hygiene, industry and agriculture. Find out what health care professionals are saying about the Clean Water Rule.


Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing.


PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?

Issue: children's health | environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies.


Healthy Fish, Healthy Families

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

How you can enjoy the benefits of seafood, while making smart choices to lower the risks of pollution.


Toxic Chemicals in Our Food System

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

What chemicals are in the food we eat? Chemicals are used in every step of the process that puts food on our table: production, harvesting, processing, packing, transport, marketing and consumption and can be dangerous to our health.


Most Vulnerable Populations

Issue: children's health | environment & health | environmental justice | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Certain populations are more impacted by toxic chemical exposures than others. And they need greater protection from dangerous chemicals.