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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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Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Publishes a List of the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities
PRWeb - 4/25/2012. 
An editorial published today in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives calls for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in America's children and presents a list of ten target chemicals including which are considered highly likely to contribute to these conditions.
Snowe, Collins asked to back Safe Chemicals Act
Kennebec Journal - 4/13/2012. 
Letter to the editor from Amanda Dunn.
Sweden acts on endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A
International Chemical Secretariat - 4/12/2012. 
The Swedish government today announced that Sweden will ban the endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) in cans containing food for children under the age of three.
Northeast States' Economies Gain From Pollution Controls
Hartford Courant - 4/11/2012. 
by Janice Podsada. Since 2001, 10 Northeast states that participated in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have proved to be pioneers in reducing fossil fuel pollution and creating a clean energy economy, according to a report released Wednesday by Environment Connecticut.
Autism Linked to Industrial Food, Environment
Common Dreams - 4/11/2012. 
Report cites prevalence of high-fructose corn syrup in US diet as possible contributor to alarming epidemic.
The Data Chasm in Cosmetics Safety: Brazilian Blowout and Beyond
scienceblogs.com - 4/11/2012. 
by Elizabeth Grossman. While the US Supreme Court was debating the Affordable Care Act, the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the current federal oversight of cosmetics and personal care product safety. The hearing revealed that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the federal agency that oversees the more than eight billion such products now sold annually in the US, knows astonishingly little about these products' ingredients. This data gap - perhaps better described as a data chasm - is compounded by the inadequacy of current Material Safety Data Sheets, and leaves US workers and consumers without sufficient information about how these products may affect their health.
A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States
Clinical Epigenetics - 4/10/2012. 
Neurodevelopment can be adversely impacted when gene expression is altered by dietary transcription factors, such as zinc insufficiency or deficiency, or by exposure to toxic substances found in our environment, such as mercury or organophosphate pesticides.
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