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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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Tests find bisphenol A in majority of soft drinks
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - 3/5/2009. 
The estrogen-mimicking chemical BPA, already banished from baby bottles and frowned upon in water jugs, has now shown up in significant levels in soft drinks. Tests by Health Canada scientists revealed the highest levels were in energy drinks, the often caffeine-loaded beverages that have become popular with teenagers seeking a buzz and athletes chasing a quick pick-me-up. But the study also found the controversial compound in a wide variety of ginger ales, diet colas, root beers and citrus-flavored sodas.
Tests Find Bisphenol A In Majority Of Softdrinks
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - 3/5/2009. 
The estrogen-mimicking chemical BPA, already banished from baby bottles and frowned upon in water jugs, has now shown up in significant levels in soft drinks.Tests by Health Canada scientists revealed the highest levels were in energy drinks, the often caffeine-loaded beverages that have become popular with teenagers seeking a buzz and athletes chasing a quick pick-me-up. But the study also found the controversial compound in a wide variety of ginger ales, diet colas, root beers and citrus-flavoured sodas.
Getting The Lead Out
World Changing - 3/3/2009. 
Lead is seriously bad stuff, even in tiny quantities -- a fact that was known as early as the 1920s, and arguably for millenia. Yet somehow, we considered it a good idea to add lead to gasoline, paint, and whatnot for generations. (See more on the history of lead here.) For kids, the results were a disaster. Researchers have tied elevated blood lead levels to lower IQ and SAT scores and higher crime rates, among other ills.
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