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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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Group Wants Public Hearing on Plastics Chemicals
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 5/29/2014. 
 The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine today mailed the DEP 18 requests for a public hearing on the chemicals, known as phthalates.
Moms file paperwork with DEP for public hearing on phthalates
ACHM Announcements - 5/29/2014. 
 Agency considering rule-making that would produce first-ever list of products containing phthalates
Moms Submit Petitions to Force DEP Action on Chemicals called Phthalates
ACHM Announcements - 5/14/2014. 
 Citizen-led effort nets more than ten times the signatures required
Group calls on state to regulate toxic chemicals found in hundreds of plastic household products
Bangor Daily News - 5/14/2014. 
 A group of doctors, parents and other activists is demanding the state require manufacturers to report the presence of potentially dangerous chemicals in products sold in Maine.
Public Health Advocates Ask DEP Businesses to Report Use of Chemical
WABITV5 - 5/14/2014. 
 Public health advocates protested in Augusta today, demanding the Maine DEP force plastic products makers to disclose the use of certain chemicals found in products sold in Maine.
Citizens concerned about phthalates deliver message to DEP
WCSH6.com - 5/14/2014. 
 A group of concerned citizens gathered at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's headquarters to deliver a message.
Our View: As formaldehyde pulled from state watch list, Maine loses
Portland Press Herald - 5/8/2014. 
When the Maine Department of Environmental Protection last year proposed subjecting four chemicals to the rigors of the state’s Kid Safe Products Act, environmental groups said it was little more than a toothless action meant to assuage critics of the LePage administration. Following the DEP’s actions last week, those groups have been proven right.
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