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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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Join the Citizen’s Right-to-Know Phthalates Campaign!

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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Letter to the editor: Phthalates can be harmful, so more disclosure is needed
Portland Press Herald - 7/15/2014. 
Letter by Rep. Donald Marean - I was one of 25 Maine people who volunteered to be part of a study that looked at the presence of chemicals in my body. Specifically, I was tested for the presence of seven phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates). Phthalates are used in many household products to soften plastics – think vinyl shower curtains or ponchos or kids’ lunchboxes. I was extremely surprised to find out that I had a very high level (the second-highest in the study group). The level of the phthalate DEHP in me was four times higher than levels in 95 percent of all Americans.
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