Why a Toxic-Free Alaska?
Many consumer products contain harmful, toxic products of which consumers are often unaware or don't know what alternatives exist.
Flame-retardant chemicals cause high rates of cancer among firefighters and neurological inhibitions for small children.
AkPIRG is working with local non-profits to raise awareness about toxic consumer products, particularly flame-retardant chemicals marketed towards children.
Recently, the Anchorage Assembly banned these products. We are now working to educate the public at a state-wide level.