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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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Flame retardant companies cut ties to Citizens for Fire Safety
E&E Publishing - 8/31/2012. 
Three major manufacturers of flame retardants today severed ties with a controversial advocacy group accused of employing deceptive lobbying tactics to accomplish its regulatory goals.
Keeping it in the family: BPA’s effects might last in our bodies for generations
Grist - 8/28/2012. 
Another study has found evidence of multi-generational effects of exposure — in this case, to that ubiquitous endocrine disruptor you love to hate: bisphenol A (BPA).
Top Dem urges release of EPA regs as controversial plasticizers found in school supplies
Greenwire - 8/27/2012. 
Pointing to new research that detected potentially harmful plasticizers in children's school supplies, a senior Senate Democrat called on the White House to release draft chemical regulations that it has been reviewing for more than two years.
Big Chem, Big Harm?
New York Times - 8/25/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Nicholas Kristof. NEW research is demonstrating that some common chemicals all around us may be even more harmful than previously thought. It seems that they may damage us in ways that are transmitted generation after generation, imperiling not only us but also our descendants.
Let's take next step in phasing out BPA
Kennebec Journal - 8/25/2012. 
Letter to the editor from Annie Colaluca.
BPA poses threat to Maine kids
Bangor Daily News - 8/20/2012. 
Letter to the editor by Christina Akliros Pritham, DC, CNS
J&J removing dangerous chemicals from baby shampoo, adult skin care products
Bangor Daily News - 8/15/2012. 
Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.
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