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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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Despite Worries Over Toxins, Breast-Feeding Still Best for Infants
New York Times - 12/19/2008. 
Many mothers who breast-feed have been alarmed and perplexed by reports regarding toxins discovered in breast milk. But a review of data from several studies has found that the benefits of breast-feeding far outweigh these potential risks.
Trade pacts may undermine state laws
Bangor Daily News - 12/3/2008. 
By Peggy Rotundo and John Patrick. Special to the NEWS. A mother in the grocery store wants to be sure that the formula she is feeding her infant is safe. A father buying a toy wants to know if it contains lead paint, which would pose major health risks to his child. Recent problems with unsafe imports and toxins in everyday products have put everyone on alert, and state legislatures across the country, including Maine, have responded with much-needed laws to regulate toxic products.
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