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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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Is There Poison In Our Food? Concerns About BPA
Mother Earth News - 3/26/2012. 
by Elizabeth Kolbert. The synthetic chemical visphenol A (BPA) - often found in plastic containers and the linings of metal cans - is a potent, estrogen-mimicking compound that can lean from containers into food and water.
Packaging On The Pounds
The Daily - 3/26/2012. 
by David Knowles. Research says chemical in plastics and cans may contribute to obesity.
Scientists Warn of Low-Dose Risks of Chemical Exposure
Common Dreams - 3/26/2012. 
by Elizabeth Grossman. A new study finds that even low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals — used in everything from plastics to pesticides – can have serious effects on human health. These findings, the researchers say, point to the need for basic changes in how chemical safety testing is conducted.
Senators Should Back Product Testing
Portland Press Herald - 3/24/2012. 
Letter to the editor by Suzanne A. Foley-Ferguson of Scarborough.
We're each carrying our own special concoction of internal toxins
Kennebec Journal - 3/16/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Denis Thoet.
Is It Safe to Play Yet?
New York Times - 3/14/2012. 
by Michael Tortorello. Going to Extreme Lengths to Purge Household Toxins
True Breast Cancer Prevention Requires Looking at Environmental Chemicals
Cure - 3/14/2012. 
by Julia Brody, PhD. Almost 20 years ago, women on Long Island and others on Cape Cod and in Marin County, Calif., transformed the question, “Why did I get breast cancer?” into “Why do we have so much breast cancer in our communities? Why is there more breast cancer in this generation than before?” They began asking questions about the root causes and the potential links to environmental chemicals. The goal was prevention—not just mammography to detect the disease and treatment to stop its progression, but genuine prevention.
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