The Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition is a broad-based alliance of organizations across Washington state that rejects the trespass of persistent toxic chemicals in the environment and our bodies. These chemicals, such as PCBs, mercury, and dioxin, have been linked to neurological disorders, reproductive problems, developmental impacts, cancer, and genetic damage. Given the dangerous impacts of persistent toxic chemicals, we must act now to eliminate them. By joining together, we stive to ensure our children's fundamental right to be born without toxics in their bodies and to grow up in a healthy environment.
The Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition is a broad-based alliance of organizations across Washington working to protect families and the environment from harmful toxic chemicals. Chemicals lurking in products we use everyday have been found in humans and wildlife and are linked to neurological, reproductive and developmental problems, cancer, and genetic damage. These chemicals are present in items in our homes due to weak laws that allow harmful chemicals on the market with very little oversight. Our vision is to leave our children a legacy of fresh air, clean water, thriving wildlife, and healthy bodies — a toxic-free legacy.
The Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition will work to:
- Pass policies that protect humans and the environment form toxic chemicals, including the most vulnerable among us, like children and pregnant women.
- Ensure that Washington state continues to be a national leader in eliminating the use of the most toxic chemicals and replacing them with safer substitutes.
- Reform the Toxic Substance Control Act, our nation’s failing chemical safety law, to ensure that all chemicals are tested for safety before use and that only the safest chemicals are used.
The Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition is a diverse state-wide coalition of more than 50 organizations. Our member organizations include environmental advocates, health professional organizations, children's advocates, public health and health care advocates, environmental justice groups, green building experts, environmental health researchers, faith-based organizations, health-affected organizations, and others. We strive to reach our goal by integrating our efforts.
See the complete list of our member organizations.
The Coalition is led by a steering committee, currently comprised of representatives from five organizations: Earth Ministry, Planned Parenthood Public Policy Network of Washington, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington State Nurses Association, and Washington Toxics Coalition.