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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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Toxic Bling: Jewelry Contains Hazardous Levels of Lead and Other Chemicals
Time - 3/13/2012. 
by Alice Park. Jewelry sold at popular retailers could contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing toxic chemicals, according to an analysis by a non-profit environmental group.
Time to take more steps to shield consumers from toxic chemicals
Portland Press Herald - 3/12/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Dr. Tamas Peredy. As the only practicing medical toxicologist in the state, I am well aware of the real hazards that Maine children and adults face from toxic chemicals. Every day, I see patients who have been exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals in their homes, workplaces and shared public places. Unfortunately, the federal law that is supposed to regulate chemicals in everyday products is broken and needs to be updated. I am urging Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to support the meaningful improvements put forth in the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847).
U.S. policy must move toward carcinogen-free workplaces
Environmental Health News - 3/9/2012. 
By Richard Clapp, Molly Jacobs, David Kriebel and Joel Tickner. University of Massachusetts Lowell. John Anderson, a former refinery electrician from New Jersey who worked with asbestos, addressed the President's Cancer Panel of experts about the need to strengthen cancer protection for workers. Then he handed the microphone to his wife, Bonnie, who looked gaunt and unsteady. She told the rest of their story – she was suffering from mesothelioma, and it was not because she ever worked with asbestos. She was the one who washed her husband’s dust-covered work clothes.
Campbell's Soup Starts to Remove Bisphenol A from Cans
Environmental News Service - 3/7/2012. 
Months of pressure from consumer, public health and concerned parents' organizations worried about the health effects of the chemical bisphenol A in canned food linings are having an impact on the Campbell's Soup Company. The New Jersey company says it has begun to phase out the use of the chemical in its cans.
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