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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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More Concern Over Monsanto's Penchant for Chemical Spraying
Common Dreams - 8/12/2009. 
There has been community concern for years about chemical spraying of glophosate-containing herbicides. "They call it different names but it always has the same amount of glyphosate," says Gord Day of British Columbia. "They have no idea what the long-term consequences of these chemicals are.
Pesticides in your peaches: Tribune and USDA studies find pesticides, some in excess of EPA rules, in the fragrant fruit
Chicago Tribune - 8/12/2009. 
Latest government report shows more than 50 pesticides on the fruit. How can you avoid the risks?
13 Secret Toxins Lurking in Your Food, and How to Avoid Them
Alternet - 8/11/2009. 
Here are some tips to help you steer clear of hidden toxins that masquerade as safe products.
Chemical industry lends support to reform
Washington Post - 8/9/2009. 
In a reversal, chemical industry leaders said last week they are joining environmentalists, public health groups and consumer advocates in seeking more robust federal regulation of chemicals.
EPA may crack down on rocket fuel in drinking water
Environmental Working Group - 8/6/2009. 
Fulfilling a confirmation pledge, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa P. Jackson is revisiting the Bush administration’s refusal to regulate rocket fuel pollution in the nation’s drinking water.
Battle over chemical used to make non-stick pans heats up
Environmental Health News - 8/6/2009. 
A large manufacturer and user of a chemical in non-stick cookware and stain resistant fabrics is pressing New Jersey state regulators to reduce what could amount to a multi-billion dollar water cleanup bill.
Obama vs. the Regulators A Little-Noticed Decision Undercuts Health and Safety Rules
Washington Post - 8/6/2009. 
With his "stimulus" bill, "cap and trade" solution to global warming, and proposed government takeover of health care, President Obama has made no secret of his desire to expand the size, role and budgets of federal health and safety regulators. Yet this summer, in a largely unreported action, the president took a radical step toward weakening the authority of federal health and safety regulators throughout the government.
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