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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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Toxicity of play sand worries parents
Richmond Times Dispatch - 7/31/2009. 
Cindy Bennett's only initial concern with the sandbox in her son's first outdoor play set was the mess it would create. She never thought the threat of cancer would be the issue that would keep Angus' sandbox empty to this day.
Study finds pesticide link to childhood leukemia
AFP - 7/29/2009. 
Patients with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine, according to a new study by the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Chemical drift a growing concern for rural residents
Peoria Journal Star - 7/25/2009. 
Lawmakers grapple with ways to create notification system
Another Source of Phthalate Exposure: Pills
The Daily Green - 7/23/2009. 
A new study finds that the coating on pills can make phthalates levels in the body spike 100-fold.
Maine List Toxics With Eye On Removal
Associated Press - 7/20/2009. 
Maine's environmental commissioner says the state has taken the first step toward phasing out dangerous chemicals in children's toys and household products.
State identifies toxic chemicals
Bangor Daily News - 7/18/2009. 
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released a list of about 1,700 “chemicals of high concern”— substances that pose a significant risk to human health that also are used in manufacturing common consumer goods.
Maine DEP Announces First-in-Nation Safer Chemicals Law to Protect Children’s Health
ACHM Announcements - 7/17/2009. 
The State of Maine officially named 1,739 chemical substances as “Chemicals of High Concern in the first government action required under a landmark law passed in 2008 to protect children’s health from unnecessary toxic chemicals found in everyday products such as infant formula, plastic shower curtains, cosmetics, furniture, and home electronics.
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