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.

Our Priorities

Toxic Chemicals

Tens of thousands of chemicals in household products haven't been tested for their effects on human health.

Protecting Communities

Low-income communities are disproportionately affected by health problems associated with fossil fuels.

Safe Food

Americans are consuming more dangerous chemicals than ever before.

Safe Drinking Water

In 2015, 18 million people were served by water systems with lead violations.

What's at Stake

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.

Nontoxic Ways to Protect Your Pet

Get the Dirt on Nontoxic Cleaning

Chemicals to Avoid When You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

9 Ways to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Building a Healthy Home

4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging

Ban Chlorpyrifos

Protect Consumers from Methylene Chloride