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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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Federal toxic product law needed
Portland Press Herald - 10/30/2011. 
Letters to the Editor by Malindi Thompson and Judi Trecartin.
The Chemical Industry Delay Game
ACHM Announcements - 10/26/2011. 
The Natural Resources Defense Council released this report showing how the Chemical industry ducks regulation of the most toxic substances.
Eat local and celebrate Food Day
Lewiston Sun Journal - 10/24/2011. 
by Mary Ann Hayes. There is a growing movement connecting farmers with consumers. Newspaper coverage of last week’s “Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us to Action” forum held at Colby College should act as a serious wake-up call for all of us.
Girls' Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure
Environmental News Service - 10/24/2011. 
Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A, a chemical used to make plastic containers and to line cans of food, is associated with behavior and emotional problems in young girls, new research has shown for the first time.
Protect the children from dangerous chemicals
Lewiston Sun Journal - 10/23/2011. 
by Dr. Paul Liebow. As a physician member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a father and potential grandfather, I become ever more concerned about the burgeoning number of toxic chemicals in our everyday lives.
State denies request for water grant
Kennebec Journal - 10/22/2011. 
by Mechelle Cooper. Money would have funded information campaign promoting private well testing.
Pesticides are good for you
Grist - 10/21/2011. 
by Michele Simon. Last month, Michele witnessed the food industry's influence on the annual conference of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) -- the nation's largest gathering of nutrition professionals -- with some 7,000 registered dietitians in attendance. She discovered that the corporate takeover by Big Food was worse than she even imagined.
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