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Toxic chemicals in consumer products are a major source of pollution, impacting the health of people, fish, and wildlife in Puget Sound. From products like tires, electronics, and plastics, toxic chemicals can leach into air, dust, soil, and water, threatening the health of local species like coho salmon and orcas.

Safer Products for Washington is a law that gives Washington’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) the ability to regulate different toxic chemicals in products. This year, Ecology is proposing to prioritize PPDs, brominated and/or chlorinated substances, formaldehyde, BTEX substances, siloxanes, lead and cadmium for regulatory actions. Many of these chemicals are known to have toxic effects on aquatic life.

Tell Ecology and Governor Inslee to ban these harmful chemicals including PPDs and brominated and/or chlorinated substances from products to keep our environment safe!

Read more about Safer Products for Washington.