Getting rid of toxic chemicals in our environment—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we buy—helps protect the health of millions of people.
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Food and Drug Administration fail to protect Americans, workers, and children from dangerous chemicals, NRDC takes them to court. We fought for reforms that took millions of pounds of the most harmful pesticides off the market. And we team up with communities to wipe out indoor health hazards, including mold in public housing.
What's at Stake
Unsafe Water More Common in Communities of Color
How Safe are Your Household Chemicals?
The Health Impacts of Climate Change
Firefighter Calls for Action on Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
Chicagoans Battle Manganese Dust Pollution
What you can do
How to Buy a Safer Sofa
Finding upholstered furniture free of harmful flame retardants is as easy as 1, 2, 3.