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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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Most Non-Organic Vegetables and Fruits Have 'Unacceptable' Levels of Pesticides
Organic Consumers - 10/13/2009. 
According to the European Pesticide Residues Committee, apples, peas, and grapes are sometimes covered in crop spray that is above the maximum levels allowed under EU law. The findings come from tests of more than 4,000 samples of food and drink.
Scientists chastise government for drawing out BPA study
JSOnline (Milwaukee) - 10/12/2009. 
The government is wasting millions of dollars by examining the effects of a common household chemical that has already been the subject of more than 900 studies, say 33 scientific experts on bisphenol A.
Green Job Growth
Bangor Daily News - 10/9/2009. 
Editorial - Amid the recent bad economic news, there is a bright spot — the growing number of jobs related to alternative energy and energy efficiency. While these jobs aren’t a replacement for those lost in manufacturing, they point to an area where businesses and the state can expect to see a positive return, both economically and environmentally.
County widow sues insecticide maker
Bangor Daily News - 10/9/2009. 
An Aroostook County widow has sued a fertilizer company, claiming that it contributed to her husband’s death at the age of 53 in September 2007.
Toxic chemicals found in Maine health workers
Bangor Daily News - 10/9/2009. 
Doctors and nurses in 10 states, including Maine, tested positive for at least 24 different toxic chemicals in their blood and other body fluids in a study released Thursday by the national organization Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Product chemicals detected in Sebago Lake
Portland Press Herald - 10/8/2009. 
Chemicals from a pharmaceutical and other consumer products have been found for the first time in Sebago Lake, the source of the Portland area's drinking water.
We Interact with 100,000+ Chemicals, and the Dangers Are Barely Understood
Alternet - 10/7/2009. 
Our regulatory system works according to a 'guilty until proven innocent' logic, where new chemicals are available and safe, until the day we realize they aren't.
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