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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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Think Those Chemicals Have Been Tested?
New York Times - 4/13/2013. 
By Ian Urbina - Many Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe. This assumption is wrong.
King Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Safe Chemicals Act
Sen. Angus King - 4/12/2013. 
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-Maine) this week joined 27 of his Senate colleagues in reintroducing the "Safe Chemicals Act" to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday products.
California decides chemical BPA is toxic
San Francisco Chronicle - 4/12/2013. 
By Stephanie M. Lee - California on Thursday became the latest state to place restrictions on the chemical known as Bisphenol-A and declare it a reproductive toxicant.
Moms Want Action to Protect Kids from 49 Dangerous Chemicals in Household Products
ACHM Announcements - 4/11/2013. 
Augusta - Dozens of parents, physicians, scientists, and health advocates brought a 20-foot inflatable duck to the State House today and called for more action to protect kids from the most dangerous chemicals found in everyday products. For the second day in a row, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee held public hearings on bills that will guide Maine's future actions to reduce children's exposure to BPA and other toxic chemicals in the home. Calling it "Healthy Kids Day", moms from all over Maine hosted a rally and press conference outside the Governor's office and then gathered around a giant inflatable duck that was set up in the patio area outside the building. Many brought items from home that contain phthalates, parabens, BPA, and other chemicals on the state's list of "Chemicals of High Concern."
Lawmakers Urged to Get Toxic BPA out of Children's Food
ACHM Announcements - 4/10/2013. 
Augusta - The message from parents, physicians, scientists, and health advocates was loud and clear on Wednesday: get toxic BPA out of children's food. The Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee heard from dozens of testifiers on LP 902, a rule that would phase-out the use of BPA in infant formula and baby food packaging.
US rice imports 'contain harmful levels of lead'
BBC - 4/10/2013. 
By Jason Palmer - Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe.
Chemical in food packaging can harm unborn babies, say French officials
The Guardian - 4/9/2013. 
By Kim Wilsher - France's health authority says BPA, found in bottles, boxes and dental fillings, is linked to breast cancer and behavioural problems.
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