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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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Board of Environmental Protection Decides to Phase-out BPA in Baby Food
ACHM Announcements - 1/17/2013. 
(AUGUSTA) The Maine Board of Environmental Protection held their final discussions this morning on the citizen-initiated proposal to replace the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, in infant formula, baby food and toddler food packaging with safer alternatives. The Board decided unanimously to support the phase-out in infant formula and baby food packaging, but felt that legal definitions and loopholes prevented them from going further.
Board Of Environmental Protection Approves Phase Out Of BPA
WABITV5 - 1/17/2013. 
By Rob Poindexter - Thursday in Augusta, the Board of Environmental Protection decided to proceed with a phase out of the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) from infant formula packaging and baby food packaging. The board stopped short of phasing BPA out of toddler food packaging because the Kids Safe Product Act actually blocks the board from making a ruling on BPA in food packaging for children over the age of three. They’ll need the legislature to amend the law before a phase out of BPA in toddler food packaging can proceed.
Maine board backs ban on BPA in baby food
Portland Press Herald - 1/17/2013. 
By Michael Shepherd - AUGUSTA - Members of Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection bucked a Department of Environmental Protection recommendation Thursday, saying the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, should be banned from baby food sold in the state.
BPA replacement alters hormones at low doses, study finds
Environmental Health News - 1/17/2013. 
By Brian Bienkowski - Just like the controversial compound it's designed to replace, a chemical used in cash register receipts and other consumer products messes with hormones, according to research published today. The study by University of Texas scientists is the first to link low concentrations of bisphenol S (BPS) - a bisphenol A (BPA) alternative - to disruption of estrogen, spurring concern that it might harm human health.
State environmental board backs extending BPA ban to infant formula, baby food containers
Bangor Daily News - 1/17/2013. 
AUGUSTA, Maine - Members of the state’s Board of Environmental Protection voiced unanimous support Thursday for a measure extending Maine’s ban on the chemical bisphenol A to infant formula packaging and baby food containers, agreeing there’s clear evidence babies are exposed to the chemical - commonly known as BPA - and that BPA-free alternatives are widely available.
Board Backs BPA Ban in Baby Food Packaging
WCSH6.com - 1/17/2013. 
AUGUSTA, Maine (News Center) - Thursday, Maine Board of Environmental Protection unanimously supported extending a ban on the chemical bisphenol-A or BPA to infant formula packing and baby food containers. Board members say there is clear evidence babies are exposed to the chemical and studies have linked BPA to a host of health problems, including learning disabilities.
Dr. Steven Feder: The scientific reason to get BPA out of baby and toddler food in Maine
ACHM Announcements - 1/16/2013. 
 Dear Governor LePage, As a practicing pediatrician, I was encouraged to see your quote in the Portland Press Herald on January 13 stating: "If there is a scientific reason to take BPA off the shelves, I will support it." I was then disappointed and troubled to learn of your current stance on this issue.
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