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.


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
Maine May Get Cease-Fire In Pesticides War
Kennebec Journal - 5/18/2009. 
Editorial. For years, state lawmakers, regulators and farmers have discussed, debated, argued about and then discussed some more how to establish an effective program to notify neighbors when farmers spread pesticides.
Chemical Plant Safety
New York Times - 5/16/2009. 
Editorial. There was a major explosion last year at a Bayer chemical plant in West Virginia, in which two employees were killed. Congressional investigators reported in April that the blast could have been far more deadly had it gone in a different direction. These revelations provide more evidence — as if more were needed — that the nation needs a tough chemical plant security law, this year.
Formaldehyde Exposure at Work Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Environmental News Service - 5/13/2009. 
A possible link between formaldehyde exposure on the job and risk of death from cancers of the blood and lymphatic system has been documented by federal government scientists at the National Cancer Institute.
Chicago Bans Bisphenol-A in Baby Bottles
Environmental News Service - 5/13/2009. 
Chicago City Council today passed the nation's first municipal ordinance to protect children's health by eliminating the toxic chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles and toddler's sippy cups sold in the city as of January 1, 2011.
Panel to forward pesticide recommendations
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009. 
A legislative committee has failed to reach consensus over the hot-button issue of aerial spraying of pesticides and, instead, will send at least three recommendations on a bill to the full Legislature.
Editorial: Pesticide Drift
Bangor Daily News - 5/11/2009. 
Debate over notifying neighbors of agricultural spraying centers on a fundamental question: Who has the responsibility to protect residents from potential harm? It is the residents themselves or the companies doing the spraying?
EPA Bans Carbofuran Pesticide Residues on Food
Environmental News Service - 5/11/2009. 
Traces of the pesticide carbofuran can no longer remain on food sold in the United States, whether domestic or imported, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
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