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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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Farmed salmon diet fattens mice
Environmental Health News - 10/20/2011. 
A study with mice provides more evidence that a diet high in farmed salmon contaminated by persistent organic pollutants - POPs - contributes to weight gain and increases the risk of diabetes.
State employee says she was demoted after testifying about BPA
Bangor Daily News - 10/18/2011. 
by Judy Harrison. A state employee has sued the head of the Department of Environmental Protection alleging she was demoted after testifying before a legislative committee during her vacation about the dangers of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.
Chemical Industry Shifts on BPA After Spending Millions to Fight Legislation
New York Times - 10/12/2011. 
by Jeremy Jacobs of GREENWIRE. The American Chemistry Council recently announced that there's no reason to worry about bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and children's sippy cups because the controversial plastic additive is no longer used in those products in the United States.
Toxins All around Us
Scientific American - 10/11/2011. 
Exposure to the chemicals in everyday objects poses a hidden health threat.
Chemicals play role in obesity?
Portland Press Herald - 10/11/2011. 
It's a theory that's gaining some believers, and it will be explored Friday at a Colby College conference.
Environmentalists right, Rep. Volk wrong on chemical law
Portland Press Herald - 10/10/2011. 
A lawmaker's critique of the Kids Safe Products Act is filled with false rhetoric about a good law.
Parents need Snowe, Collins to be heroes in toxic chemical fight
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 10/8/2011. 
Op-Ed by Megan Rice.
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