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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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Debate intensifies over effort to ban controversial chemical found in baby food
Bangor Daily News - 2/14/2012. 
The debate over the chemical bisphenol-A continued Tuesday as groups released competing claims about the additive’s health effects, and one baby food manufacturer insisted its products are BPA-free.
Tests find BPA in baby food in Maine; group launches effort to further curb chemical’s use
Democratic Underground - 2/14/2012. 
A coalition of Maine health and environmental groups is preparing to launch the next campaign against bisphenol-A, or BPA, on the heels of tests that found the controversial chemical additive in 11 of 12 samples of baby food in the state.
Chemical test results due in Maine products
Associated Press - 2/14/2012. 
Maine baby and toddler foods have been tested for the chemical bisphenol-A and the results will be released in Augusta.
BPA Tests Complete
WABITV5 - 2/14/2012. 
Maine baby and toddler foods have been tested for the chemical bisphenol-A and the results will be released in Augusta.
Maine Groups Press for BPA Ban After Chemical Found in Baby and Toddler Food
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 2/14/2012. 
Since January, baby bottles, sippy cups and reusable food containers in Maine have been free of the chemical hardening agent Bisphenol-A. Now, environmental health activists want the state to eliminate BPA from baby and toddler foods. The move comes after tests conducted by The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine and Mainely Moms and Dads also found BPA in those products.
Childhood obesity linked to phthalate exposure
Environmental Health News - 2/7/2012. 
Higher urinary concentrations of phthalates most commonly used in personal care products were associated with body size measures in overweight children.
'Inactive' phthalates widespread in medications
Environmental Health News - 2/6/2012. 
The use of phthalates as inactive ingredients in medicines and supplements is common but possible health risks from these exposures is not known.
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