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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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Postcards Delivered to Maine's Senators in Support of Safe Chemicals Act
WABITV5 - 11/16/2011. 
An environmental health group is sending a message to Senators Snowe and Collins. That message came in the form of 5,000 postcards urging the senators to support the Safe Chemicals Act. The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine gathered outside the Federal Building in Bangor on Wednesday before delivering the post cards to the senators' offices.
Snowe and Collins Challenged to Support the Safe Chemicals Act
ACHM Announcements - 11/16/2011. 
5000 Messages are Delivered in Advance of Committee Hearing while Moms, Doctors, and Business Owners Ask, “Where do you stand?”
Demonstrators Urge Maine Senators to Support Consumer Protection Bill
WVII TV - 11/16/2011. 
Proponents of federal legislation that would overhaul exiting law regulating toxic substances in consumer products rallied in downtown Bangor Wednesday. Members of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine gathered outside the Margaret Chase Smith federal building, urging Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 ahead of an upcoming Senate hearing.
Critics: LePage Administration Trying to Ease Chemical Regulations on Kids' Products
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 11/15/2011. 
Public health advocates are accusing the LePage administration of trying to take the teeth out of regulations governing the use of chemicals in consumer products, by creating legal loopholes. A law passed this year narrowed the scope of the 2008 Kid-Safe Products Act. But groups such as the Environmental Health Strategy Center say the state Department of Environmental Protection is attempting to loosen the law further by proposing new provisions during the rule-making process now taking place.
It’s time for a better federal chemical safety law
Bangor Daily News - 11/15/2011. 
Editorial. A bill now before Congress, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, would enact a comprehensive approach to banning harmful chemicals, replacing the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.
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