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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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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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Legislative Leaders Postpone Decision on Toxics Bill
ACHM Announcements - 10/30/2013. 
(Augusta) Maine’s Legislative Council voted today to table Legislative Request (LR) 2488, “An Act to Protect the Health of Maine’s Citizens from Toxic Chemical Products”, sponsored by Representative Gay Grant (D-Gardiner). The proposed new law aims to protect the health of pregnant women and children from toxic chemicals in everyday products. The Legislative Council is made up of the ten legislative leaders, five from the House and five from the Senate, with Democrats currently holding the majority.
New testing: Elevated levels of phthalates in Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain ponchos
Center for Health, Environment & Justice - 10/29/2013. 
New testing coordinated by CHEJ found elevated levels of phthalates in a Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain poncho, at levels nearly seven times above the federal safety standard.
‘Chemicals are everywhere’: Maine moms lobby for update to toxic substance law
Bangor Daily News - 10/28/2013. 
By Seth Koenig - Portland: Bettyann Sheats said when her daughter was younger, they used to enjoy making crafts together. The Auburn woman said she later was shocked to learn that some of the metal charms they used to make beaded bracelets contained lead, and others may have contained cadmium, both toxic metals.
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