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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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 News and Events
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Mercury recycling program has silver lining: Store credit of $5
Portland Press Herald - 1/19/2009. 
Some Maine stores begin collecting old thermostats and providing a reward for helping the environment.
Chemical Common Sense
Bangor Daily News - 1/16/2009. 
Letter to the Editor from Mike Belliveau - No Maine business wants to make or sell a product tainted with toxic lead. (“Lead rule weighs on kids’ clothiers,” BDN Jan. 12).
The Real Story Behind Bisphenol A
Fast Company - 1/14/2009. 
How a handful of consultants used Big Tobacco's tactics to sow doubt about science and hold off regulation of BPA, a chemical in hundreds of products that could be harming an entire generation.
EU Assembly Votes To Ban Toxic Pesticides
Reuters - 1/13/2009. 
European Parliament members voted on Tuesday to ban some of the most toxic and dangerous pesticides to human health. The move, likely to be endorsed by EU ministers in the next weeks, would let groups of countries with similar geography and climate decide whether farmers may use specific products.
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