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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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Join the Citizen’s Right-to-Know Phthalates Campaign!

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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Please Take Action For Chemicals Policy Reform In The U.S.
 
Last year, Maine passed its Kid-Safe Products Act by a nearly unanimous bipartisan vote, blazing a trail toward safer chemicals and healthy families. But, state action alone will not protect our health and environment. And the federal law that should protect our families from dangerous chemicals in everyday products -- the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- is badly broken. We need to get Congress and the rest of the country on Maine's good path!

Please send a message to Senator Snowe and Senator Collins today, urging them to support Maine-style chemical policy reform for the entire country.

Go to the fax message page now or read on for more information.
 

We need the rest of the country to join us in fixing our broken chemicals safety system!

We're asking our senators to continue Maine's leadership in creating better, safer laws about the chemicals that are used in everyday products, by actively supporting chemical policy reform legislation at the federal level that:
  • Immediately initiates action on chemicals we know are very dangerous;
  • Requires basic health and safety information from chemical manufacturers;
  • Protects all people, especially the most vulnerable groups, using the best science; and
  • Safeguards Maine's progress under any federal TSCA reform.
Action Needed:

We have delivered to Senators Snowe and Collins more than 1,500 postcards asking them to continue Maine's leadership in protecting people from the harm that chemicals in everyday products can pose. Each post-card was signed by a Mainer just like you.

The link below will take you to a page where you can draft a message to our senators, and automatically send a fax to their offices. You will be able to write a personalized message, or simply send the prepared message.

Go to the fax message page now.


Posted on 10/19/2009 (Archive on 11/9/2009)

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