MISSION

Minnesotans are involuntarily exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products, including toys, plastics, cosmetics and cleaners. Many of these chemicals accumulate in our bodies and threaten our health. The majority of chemicals in consumer products are not adequately tested, resulting in involuntary exposure that poses a threat to our health and environment.

Healthy Legacy promotes phasing out toxic chemicals that persist and build up in our bodies and environment. We support protective state and federal policies which require chemicals to be assessed for safety so that public health and the environment are protected. Our coalition encourages businesses to develop and use safe substitutes for toxic chemicals and educates and empowers people to protect themselves and their families by supporting healthy businesses and practices,

38 COALITION MEMBER GROUPS

  • Arc Greater Twin Cities
  • Autism Society of Minnesota
  • A Chance to Grow
  • Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
  • Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund
  • Conservation Minnesota
  • Creative Health Connections
  • Duluth Parents for Healthy Playgrounds
  • Earthology Institute
  • Eureka Recycling
  • Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota
  • Global Action
  • Healthy Child Healthy World
  • Heartland Community Action Agency
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Kids for Saving Earth
  • League of Women Voters- Minneapolis
  • Learning Disabilities Association, Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
  • Minnesota Black Nurses Association
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Minnesota Council of Churches
  • Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
  • Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Minnesota Parent Teacher Association
  • Minnesota Public Health Association
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
  • Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
  • Pesticide Action Network of North America
  • Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Play It Safe Minneapolis
  • Safe Athletic Fields Edina (SAFE)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 26
  • Sierra Club North Star Chapter
  • Sustainable Resources Center
  • Take Back the Air
  • Women’s Environmental Institute

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund
  • Conservation Minnesota
  • Learning Disabilities Association
  • Women’s Environmental Institute

COALITION STAFF

  • Deanna White, Co-Director
  • Kathleen Schuler, Co-Director
  • Kim LaBo, Organizer