Everyday Chemical Hazards
The chemicals used to make everyday products, from furniture to clothing to cleaning supplies, contaminate our air, water, and homes. In the past century, tens of thousands of chemicals have been introduced into our products and communities. Some of those chemicals raise the risk of chronic disease, including cancers. Low income communities and communities of color bear the greatest burden of pollution; in these communities, exposures are higher and health impacts due to chemical exposure are more prevalent.
The science is clear: we can prevent disease by reducing our exposures to harmful chemicals. Advocates, businesses, and policymakers have a responsibility to protect public health by replacing harmful chemicals with safer alternatives, and ensuring that our air, water, food, and products are safe.
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