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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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 News and Events
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Chemical Industry Launches Unusual 2.7 Million Dollar Ad Campaign Triggering Local Backlash
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families - 4/10/2012. 
Industry Spends 50 Million in Lobbying Elected Officials for 2011
Toxic Chemicals [State House Urges Snowe And Collins To Act]
Portland Press Herald - 4/9/2012. 
by Susan Cover in the State House Notebook. Environmentalists hope that a unanimous, bipartisan vote in support of a resolution to urge Congress to update the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 will spur Maine's Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to come on board.
Put the health of the children first
Lewiston Sun Journal - 4/8/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Erica Harris. As a parent, I shouldn’t have to be a chemist to navigate the ingredients of the products I buy every day for my family. Any one of us should be able to buy personal care products, furniture, toys and cleaning products and feel confident that those items do not contain dangerous chemicals that would put children at risk.
Keep Us Safe, Senators
Bangor Daily News - 4/6/2012. 
Letter to the editor by Suzanne A. Foley-Ferguson. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins should co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act, under which the Environmental Protection Agency will test chemicals for safety and toxicity before they end up on the market. You thought they were tested before they went into products? Think again.
Maine Legislature Takes Strong Stand on Toxic Chemicals
ACHM Announcements - 4/4/2012. 
Unanimous Vote Provides Bipartisan Support for Fixing Broken Chemical Safety System
Get Rid of Toxic Products, Maine Lawmakers Tell Congress
ACHM Announcements - 4/2/2012. 
Senators Snowe and Collins Asked to Fix Broken Chemical Safety System. New Poll Shows 92% Support, but Chemical Industry Remains Opposed.
Environmental Groups React to FDA Rejection of BPA Ban
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 4/2/2012. 
State environmental groups are disappointed with the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to reject a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban bisphenol-A, or BPA, from food and drink packaging. The FDA said it needs more evidence that the plastic-hardening agent is harmful to humans. While Maine has already banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, supporters of a widespread ban said federal action would have reduced overall BPA exposure by two-thirds.
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