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
Safer policies about toxic chemicals necessary
Lewiston Sun Journal - 12/18/2011. 
Opinion Editorial by Bettyann Sheats. Small businesses support the phaseout of dangerous chemicals when safer alternatives are available. No one wants to be exposed to harmful chemicals. Maine small business owners share the concern about toxic chemicals. We don’t want to use them, we don’t want to sell them and we don’t want to expose our customers to them.
Maine manufacturers forced to report use of BPA and other toxic chemicals in toys, paints
Bangor Daily News - 12/13/2011. 
Environmental health advocates on Tuesday called for congressional action to outlaw certain chemicals after the release of a report identifying more than 650 brand name products that contain the toxins.
Maine Report Lists Hundreds of Products Containing Toxic Chemicals
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 12/13/2011. 
Maine is among just a handful of states that require manufacturers to report the use of certain chemicals in their products. It also has the earliest deadine for companies to report. This week the results are in, and more than 650 products are on the list.
Poison in Paint, Toxics in Toys
Environmental Health Strategy Center - 12/13/2011. 
New report releaased by the Environmental Health Strategy Center warns shoppers that hormone-havoc chemicals lurk in products. The report summarizes the first chemical use reports submitted by product manufacturers under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act.
Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history
Environmental Health News - 12/12/2011. 
by Brett Israel. Patented as a flame retardant for plastics, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, a brominated chemical called BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America.
Safe Chemicals Act - Letters to Editor
Bangor Daily News - 12/9/2011. 
Lee Giles and Timothy MacGuire wrote letters to the editor of the Bangor Daily News, calling on Senators Snowe and Collins to co-sponsore the Safe Chemicals Act.
Will Maine's Senators Support TSCA Reform?
Village Soup - 12/1/2011. 
Letter to the editor of The Republican Journal/Village Soup, by John Krueger. This month marks the 35th anniversary of a badly broken law known as TSCA, or the Toxic Substances Control Act. Under this law, only 200 of over 80,000 commercial chemicals used in everyday consumer products have been fully tested for health effects, and only five have ever been restricted, despite widespread scientific evidence of harm from many of these chemicals.
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