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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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One in five French bottled waters 'contain drugs or pesticides'
The Guardian - 3/25/2013. 
By Kim Willsher - Researchers analysed 47 widely available brands, and discovered 10 were contaminated with minuscule amounts.
Legislature should act on BPA, other chemicals
The Forecaster - 3/25/2013. 
Letter by Lalla Carothers - As a mother, educator, and coach committed to keeping children safe, I’m alarmed bisphenol A is in the lining of baby food jars and food cans marketed to kids.
From Great Grandma to You
Science News - 3/20/2013. 
By Tina Hesman Saey - Like many women with parents of the Mad Men generation, Susan Murphy grew up in a household full of cigarette smoke. Both dad and mom smoked heavily, even while Murphy was still in her mother’s womb. But Murphy isn’t worried about her own health. She’s fine. Her children aren’t, though.
Freeport lawmaker joins effort to ban BPA
The Forecaster - 3/19/2013. 
By Will Graff - The House District 106 state representative is the latest legislator to join the effort to ban toxic chemicals in food packaging.
Occurrence of and Dietary Exposure to Parabens in Foodstuffs from the United States
Environmental Science & Technology - 3/18/2013. 
By Chunyang Liao et al. - Of 267 food samples collected in Albany, N.Y., more than 90 percent contained parabens, esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid that are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods. This is thought to be the first study to report the occurrence of parabens in foods.
Public deserves protection from toxins
Portland Press Herald - 3/18/2013. 
Letter by Dustin Urban - As a Maine native and father of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, I am a careful label reader. Sure, my trips to the grocery store often take a bit longer, but I want to know exactly what is going into my family's bodies.
Support toxic chemical protection act
Daily Bulldog - 3/14/2013. 
Letter by Sarah Levin Martin, PhD - As a mom, and a former health scientist for the CDC, and a real-life epidemiologist, I feel qualified to voice my support for LR 1627 "An Act to Further Protect Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals" sponsored by Senator Goodall.
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