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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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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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Activists push for ban on 40 chemicals in Maine
Portland Daily Sun - 5/14/2010. 
The group that led a campaign two years ago for passage of landmark chemical reform legislation in Maine staged a mock game show in Monument Square Thursday, warning that the law's implementation might fall short of eliminating dozens of harmful chemicals.
Be Aware Of Pesticides Exposure
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2010. 
Op-Ed by Heather Spalding and Meredith Small. Importance of public participation in Board of Pesticides Control public hearings about development of a comprehensive notification registry for outdoor pesticide spraying.
Environmental Health Advocates Call for Immediate Ban on Toxic Chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA)
ACHM Announcements - 5/13/2010. 
New Report Spurs Demand for Action on 40 Toxic Chemicals That Could Harm Children
40 Chemicals That Could Harm Children In Maine
WGME 13 TV - 5/13/2010. 
A new study pinpoints 40 toxic chemicals that could harm our children. A group of environmental health advocates held a mock game show Thursday to show Maine lawmakers which chemicals need to be banned in the state. They're calling for an immediate ban on B.P.A, which is a chemical found in plastic used for baby bottles among other things.
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