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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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For kids' sake, expand state's ban on BPA
Portland Press Herald - 7/24/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Dr. Rosamund Davis. Because the potent chemical can have serious, long-range effects, we need to do more to get it out of children's food.
Hannah Pingree urges tougher toxin laws
Portland Press Herald - 7/24/2012. 
She tells Congress of the effort she helped lead as a Maine legislator to ban controversial compounds.
EPW panel to cast landmark vote on TSCA reform
E&E Publishing - 7/24/2012. 
In a markup that public health advocates are characterizing as historic, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote tomorrow on sweeping legislation that would overhaul the country's chemical regulations.
BPA-free baby food packaging? Not as extreme as you think
Bangor Daily News - 7/23/2012. 
Editorial. As state officials decide whether to extend the ban of bisphenol A, known as BPA, to food packaging for babies and toddlers, they should keep in mind that the debate is not as polemical as some may make it out to be. That’s because Maine consumers and stores have largely demonstrated through their purchasing power their preference for BPA-free products.
Board of Environmental Protection sets date for public hearing on BPA ban
Bangor Daily News - 7/20/2012. 
The Board of Environmental Protection on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 6 public hearing on a rule change called for in a citizens petition that would ban the use of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in food packaging intended for toddlers and infants.
State environmental protection board votes for tougher limits on BPA advance
Kennebec Journal - 7/20/2012. 
State environmental regulators voted Thursday to move forward with consideration of new rules that would further limit the sale of products containing the chemical bisphenol-A, which some scientists have linked to learning disabilities in children.
Strong support for a push to expand the ban on BPA in Maine
WGME 13 TV - 7/19/2012. 
Bisphenol A is already banned in sippy cups and baby bottles in Maine. But now, the Board of Environmental Protection has accepted a citizen's petition to look at banning BPA in the packaging of baby formula and toddler food.
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