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About The Alliance
Our Principles
We believe that all Maine people have a right to a healthy environment where we live, work and play.
We envision a future free of exposure to harmful chemicals in our air, water or food.
We want our children to grow up healthy with every opportunity to thrive.
We seek to build a healthy economy that provides good jobs producing clean products and services.
We are proud of all that’s been accomplished so far toward a clean and healthy Maine.

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This report is a collaborative effort of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a campaign dedicated to protecting American families from toxic chemicals. The report incorporates a significant body of peer-reviewed science on chemicals and health. Download the report.

 

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Join the Citizen’s Right-to-Know Phthalates Campaign!

Our Citizen-Backed Proposal
Right now, retailers and consumers are left in the dark as to which products contain phthalates. Our proposal to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection calls for requiring manufacturers of household products to report that information publicly. We need your help so that parents, pregnant women and all Mainers know which products contain these harmful chemicals.

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Maine Legislature Passes Kid-Safe Products Bill Overwhelming Support for Chemical Policy Reform
ACHM Announcements - 4/16/2008. 
Lawmakers in the Maine House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly in support of LD 2048 - An Act To Protect Children's Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children's Products. The bill requires Maine to adopt a list of priority chemicals of high concern, forces manufacturers to disclose the toxic chemicals they add to products, and authorizes the state to require safer alternatives.
Maine Lab Finds High Phthalate Levels in Children’s Products
ACHM Announcements - 4/7/2008. 
Results from new testing released today by the Alliance for a Clean & Healthy Maine show high levels of phthalates, toxic chemicals that have been linked to harmful health effects, in popular children’s products. Waterproof crib mattress covers, teething rings, toys, and bubble bath are among the products recently tested by a Maine lab for the presence of phthalates. Twenty of the 24 products tested contained phthalates, chemicals banned in children’s products in Europe, California and Washington State.
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