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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Floridians and future generations by fighting for zero pollution in the water, air, and soil.

Cancer Survivors Fight Pollution

Fight For Zero was founded by a group of cancer survivors and their families who began research into the State's carelessness with its environmental resources. Each of their experiences against life-altering diseases transformed into a strong desire to take action toward saving lives. They learned that the lack of standards and accountability had affected human life, marine survival, and water quality. In the State of Florida, there are allowable limits of harmful chemicals, and for some contaminants, there are no regulations. Other pollution, like sewage and herbicide spraying, is also affecting our environment. Fight For Zero strives for zero pollution in our waterways to protect children's health and vulnerable populations by empowering communities with knowledge and science. We do that by giving people a voice in what is happening. 

Community Health Form

Fight For Zero's Executive Director, Stel Bailey, began a crowdsourcing effort after her uncle, family dog, brother, father, and herself were diagnosed with cancer in 2013. After four years of knocking on doors to collect information, this data helped push for an investigation through the Department of Health, bringing awareness to Brevard County, Florida's environmental health issues. Fight For Zero believes that you are more than a number and that every person counts in this fight against cancer and rare diseases. If you suspect that your illness was due to an environmental factor and was diagnosed in Florida, please submit your information to our community reporting form. 

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Pollution threatens our environment and health. It's a statewide problem that requires community cooperation.

Our quality of life as Floridians relies on the protection and preservation of our environment and ecosystems. Protecting Florida requires independent research, studies, advocacy, and grassroots action.

Taking care of our natural resources, wildlife, and welfare of communities should be the number one priority. Whether you need information on in-depth supportive research to share with local professionals and community members, we can help provide the resources you need to help your community to become a healthier place to live for humans and wildlife alike.

We research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what's at stake. We believe that by protecting Florida's unique environment that we are saving lives.

Community Outreach and Grassroots Action

Our mission is to save lives by preserving our environment and our communities. We are fighting for zero pollution to protect the health of generations, our ecosystem, and Florida's wildlife. We do that by embracing science, collaborating with experts, and providing resources to communities affected by toxic exposure. 

Our team brings experience, passion, and drive to take on the most significant challenge facing Florida. We're results-driven, with a proven record of previous successes.
5,546+

We've responded to over 5,000 messages and phone calls

from concerned families in

the state of Florida

27,261+ 

We've traveled more than 3,500 miles and spent more than 26,000 hours to help people in their communities

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We personally invested more than $34,000 to testing, research, legal fees, experts, and community outreach

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Fight for Zero has been awarded grant funding for several projects that include community outreach and testing.

Some of the issues that the Fight For Zero team is passionate about

Education

You may be wondering about the devastating algae blooms that killed wildlife and fouled the air. That's one of the most visible problems in Florida, but sadly there are many other issues. Through the Fight For Zero blog, you can learn more about the problems within your community.

Awareness

Our choices affect our environment and community. For the most part, it is relatively simple to maintain a “green” lifestyle. It’s just a matter of adjusting your awareness and habits. One way you can start making a personal difference in the world today is by using the zero-waste philosophy. 

Protecting Children

Children are often the hardest hit by the consequences of poor environmental exposure. For their size, they breathe more air and eat more food than adults, making them more vulnerable to environmental health hazards.

 

 

Water Quality

Just because you cannot see, smell, or taste a contaminant doesn't mean it's not there. Industrial dumping, pesticide runoff, and weak federal chemical safety laws risk our water quality and have lifelong consequences for your health.

PFAS Contamination

PFAS are not known to break down in the environment and have become global pollutants that threaten the health of people and wildlife. Once in our bodies, they stick around - with half-lives in people of up to eight years. PFAS are associated with multiple health effects.

Environmental Justice

Unfortunately, when it comes to water quality and waste Florida performs poorly. Everyday chemicals are released into the environment. It affects our land, air, water, and health. As a result of polluting our area, it may cause health effects. Polluters must be held accountable.

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Your contribution makes our work possible. Our mission is to help families affected by cancer or chronic illness and to protect future generations by fighting for zero toxic pollutants in Florida's environment.

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