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.


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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 News and Events
Spray elicits worry
Kennebec Journal - 9/29/2009. 
AUGUSTA -- Some residents fear the herbicide sprayed on city streets and sidewalks to kill weeds could also be bad for humans and pets. However, city officials said the city uses them sparingly, within established best practices standards and only where necessary.
White House Wants Tougher Rule on Toxic Substances
Washington Post - 9/29/2009. 
With more toxic chemicals turning up in people's bodies and the environment, the Obama administration asked Congress on Tuesday to draft a tougher law for how the government regulates tens of thousands of chemicals.
EPA Administrator Jackson Unveils New Administration Framework for Chemical Management Reform in the United States
EPA Announcements - 9/29/2009. 
In a speech today at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced core principles that outline the Obama Administration’s goals for legislative reform of this country’s chemical management law, the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, TSCA. In parallel with this legislative initiative, Administrator Jackson also announced plans for a major effort to strengthen EPA’s current chemical management program and increase the pace of the agency’s efforts to address chemicals that pose a risk to the public.
Green jobs bill would help environment, economy
Bangor Daily News - 9/26/2009. 
Op-Ed by Katie Kokkinos. On June 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) — a historic step toward a new clean energy economy and a healthy future. We applaud Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud for voting to pass this bill.
Can plastics make us fat?
Grist - 9/21/2009. 
Hmm… That title doesn’t quite seem to capture the urgency of the issue, does it? Yet despite rampant skepticism, the data continue to pour in—chemicals in some of the most common plastics and household products, things that surround us every minute of the day, are major culprits in the obesity epidemic. At least now that fact is now getting some well-deserved attention.
Fight Grows Over Labels on Household Cleaners
New York Times - 9/16/2009. 
Manufacturers of detergents, household cleansers and furniture polish, like Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and others, are facing questions from consumers about the chemicals in their products.
Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products: Find Out What's in the Stuff You Use
Alternet - 9/16/2009. 
At, consumers can find over 15,000 test results on over 5,000 common items including pet products, back-to-school items, children's toys, and cars.
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