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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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 News and Events
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What's in your wallet? Another 'estrogen'
Science News - 6/20/2012. 
A bioactive chemical cousin of BPA turns up on money and in receipts
Legislators Urge ACC To Expel Firms
Chemical & Engineering News - 6/11/2012. 
Allegations of inaccurate data and false testimony on flame retardants prompt uproar.
Better chemicals mean better business
Lewiston Sun Journal - 6/10/2012. 
Opinion editorial by Adam Lee. Adam asserts that change and innovation in auto industry chemicals has been driven by health concerns, and has resulted in cars that are safer on the road and on the environment.
Fire Retardants in Food
Living On Earth - 6/8/2012. 
Fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. But a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food.
FDA’s decision on BPA exposes Catch 22
Environmental Health News - 6/8/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Frederick vom Saal and Patricia Hunt. The FDA’s decision to reject a petition to ban bisphenol A in food packaging exposes a serious Catch 22 in the federal mindset. Its repeated rejection of virtually all research from independent, university laboratories is disturbing, and it raises questions about whether the agency genuinely aims to protect the health of Americans. The FDA has relied instead on a small number of studies funded by industries that manufacture BPA. Science evolves rapidly, and federal agencies should be using the very latest and most sensitive techniques for testing BPA and other chemicals.
Maine women take concerns about chemicals to D.C.
The Forecaster - 6/5/2012. 
Concern over chemicals in products and foods prompted about two dozen Maine women to get on a bus recently and take their cause to Washington, D.C.
Trade group, state legislators lock horns over flame retardants
E&E Publishing - 6/5/2012. 
by Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter. State legislators and the chemical industry's main trade association sparred today over whether the group should expel flame retardant manufacturers accused of marketing their products in deceptive ways. The back-and-forth began yesterday, when 21 current and former lawmakers from 10 states urged American Chemistry Council (ACC) President Cal Dooley to expel three flame retardant companies from its membership.
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