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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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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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Carcinogen worries stick to food packaging
Los Angeles Times - 7/30/2008. 
Perfluorooctanoic acid is found in 98% of Americans' blood. The chemical industry says there's no reason to worry about PFOA.
Congress Agrees to Ban Reproductive Toxin From Children's Products
ACHM Announcements - 7/29/2008. 
The Congressional Committee charged with reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of a proposed federal toy safety law agreed last night to a provision that will ban six phthalates from children's products. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften plastics and add fragrance to products. The federal toy safety legislation that contains the phthalate ban is expected to be voted on this week by both chambers of Congress.
U.S. state wages fight against toxic chemicals
Reuters - 7/25/2008. 
Hannah Pingree was so alarmed when she learned she had dangerously high levels of mercury, arsenic and other toxic chemicals in her body that she took her case to the Maine state legislature and challenged chemical makers. As the majority leader of Maine's House of Representatives, she sponsored legislation that gave the state the authority to broadly identify and investigate "chemicals of high concern" in consumer products, particularly those that may reach children.
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